What Is Detox?
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Detox Phases at Silver Pines
Phase 1: Evaluation The first step of our program is an evaluation during which a medical professional assesses the presence of drugs and alcohol and the need for medical detoxification. During this phase, clients have stopped using drugs and start receiving individualized and holistic treatment based on their needs until their withdrawal symptoms subside.
Phase 2: Stabilization The next phase is stabilization, which is the core element of treatment. During this phase, clients have stopped using drugs and they start to receive individualized and holistic treatment based on their needs until their withdrawal symptoms subside.
Phase 3: Foundation Setting Setting a foundation for further treatment is the final phase. This element occurs as soon as clients are comfortable and out of the worst part of withdrawal. It involves urging clients to be active participants in therapy so they can address the root cause of their addiction and prevent relapse.
How Long Does Detox Take?
There’s no set amount of time that it takes to complete addiction detox, as it varies based on many factors. It usually takes a person between 6 and 24 hours after their last use to start feeling withdrawal symptoms. The most intense side effects occur 24 to 72 hours after last using the drug. Additionally, the entire drug detox process may only take a couple of days for people with mild or moderate addictions; however, it could take weeks for people with severe addictions period. Even months after drug detoxification or alcohol detoxification, some individuals may still feel the effects of drug use and acute withdrawal, including anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
The Dangers of Detox at Home
Although some individuals attempt to complete the alcohol detoxification or drug detoxification process on their own, it’s extremely unsafe to do this without medical supervision. Withdrawal affects everyone differently, and some examples of the symptoms and dangerous complications when detoxing from drugs can include:
Completing the detox process at a drug and alcohol detox center like Silver Pines helps to ensure safety and help individuals avoid life-threatening side effects throughout the entire withdrawal process.