The first step in addiction recovery is always withdrawal. Once you stop using drugs or alcohol, it takes time for your body to rid itself of all remnants of the toxins still in it. In cases of severe or longstanding substance use disorders (SUDs), medically supervised detox provided in an acute detox center is the safest way to take this first step of your recovery.
The Evoke Wellness addiction treatment centers across the United States offer an acute detox program to help you get through withdrawal safely so you can be ready for the next steps. Learn more about acute drug and alcohol detox at Evoke Wellness by calling 866.429.2960 or using our online form. Our staff is ready to answer all your questions and can help you find an addiction treatment program near you today.
What Happens in an Acute Detox Program?
After your body and brain become dependent on drugs or alcohol, you must relearn how to function without any of those substances getting in the way. The purpose of professional support for acute drug and alcohol detox is to make the challenges of withdrawal more manageable and safe.
When you enroll in medically managed acute detox, you will:
- Be administered medication that will mitigate the worst symptoms of withdrawal
- Be closely supervised 24/7 to ensure that any physical or mental health issues that arise are dealt with safely and promptly
- Have the support of therapeutic staff members who can help you manage psychological cravings and the emotional rollercoaster that early detox can feel like
- Get free of physical dependence by ridding your system of all the toxins related to your SUD
The final goal of an acute detox program is a readiness to begin an addiction treatment program and start your recovery journey.
Why Is Detox Important Before Rehab?
Especially for acute addictions, a thorough, supervised detox program is a necessary first step in your recovery. It is common for underlying medical and mental health disorders to go unnoticed, undiagnosed, and untreated when someone has a SUD. Often, the use of drugs or alcohol has masked symptoms of other conditions. Releasing all of the substance to which you were addicted often uncovers those issues, and having a team of professionals nearby can help mitigate these symptoms.
The substance withdrawal symptoms can create physical and psychological distress that requires treatment through medications and therapeutic support. In a medically supervised setting like an acute detox center, recovery specialists will ease the following symptoms:
- Panic attacks
- Memory challenges
- Inability to concentrate
- Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Flu-like symptoms
- Fever and chills
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle tension, aches, and trembling
- Elevated pulse and heart rate
Your well-being is much more secure in an inpatient acute detox program, allowing you to start rehab from a position of strength and readiness. The evidence shows that people who undergo medically supervised detox have better long-term recovery rates.
If you're ready to start your journey to recovery, we're here to help.
Acute Detox at Evoke Wellness
Our detox programs follow best practices and are overseen by highly trained, experienced, and compassionate staff. We are with you through every stage of detox and rehab.
At any of our addiction recovery sites, you will receive high-quality, evidence-based treatments from professional and caring clinicians in a state-of-the-art facility after you complete detox. We offer individual, group, and family therapies, and you will have access to peer support, sober activities, and after-care programs.
Do not hesitate to call with questions and to learn more about our acute drug and alcohol detox programs. Your lasting recovery is our mission. Just dial 866.429.2960 or use our online form to connect with someone today.