Take Your First Step to Recovery at Our Drug Detox Center
When you’re stuck in the cycle of addiction, it can feel really difficult to escape. Add to that the fear of the physical and psychological pain of withdrawal, and it can seem even more discouraging.
But in reality, it doesn’t have to be like this. There is a way out, and managing your withdrawal symptoms at a good inpatient drug detox center is a great place to start.
There is no need to endanger yourself, suffer or be alone. At Recovery Centers of America, the process of drug detoxification is overseen by our caring, specialist medical and clinical staff, who help you safely pass through the discomfort of withdrawal from drugs and move onto the next phases of addiction treatment.
What Happens During Drug Detox?
Drug detoxification at RCA has two major components: monitoring, addressing and stabilizing the potential health implications of drug discontinuation; and managing the discomfort of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. The exact characteristics of withdrawal symptoms depend on many factors, including:
- Type of drug
- Amount taken
- Period of use
- Route of administration (smoking, injecting, snorting, etc.)
- Medical history
- Mental health conditions
Our expert clinical and medical staff will assess the various factors involved in your particular situation to create a detox plan to suit your needs. Your detox plan will include medications, as well as therapy and psychological support to minimize the withdrawal symptoms and ensure a safe, comfortable detox process.
What You Can Expect
We take every measure to assure you are safe. You will undergo a screening that covers everything from medical history and extent of substance use, psychiatric problems, family issues, and a medical exam to determine the seriousness of withdrawal or other possible medical emergencies. To protect all of our patients and staff, we also inspect your belongings to make sure that no one is bringing in any of their own medications, drugs or other contraband. You will also be instructed in the guidelines and treatment procedures, allowing for informed consent to treatment. Once admitted, recovery support specialists check in on you every 30 minutes to ensure your mental and physical well-being.
You’ll have a team of drug detox experts by your side. A team of expert, caring medical, nursing, clinical and support staff will be by your side every step of the way. You will be a assigned a case manager, who handles scheduling of ongoing care. A primary counselor will engage in one-on-one therapy, with group therapy also beginning during detox. In addition to immersion in 12-Step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, you will be treated along a variety of clinical modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and narrative therapy, along with education about relapse and life skills including successfully reintegrating into the world without substance use.
Medication used in drug detox. There are two types of medications (primary, for safety, and secondary for comfort) that can be administered during detox. Primary, or direct, medications manage detox symptoms specifically, and typically include Suboxone, Methadone or Vivitrol. For secondary or comfort medications, you will be assessed every one to four hours to alleviate both physical and emotional pain. Comfort medications for physical suffering need not end with detox but can go longer as needed.
RCA will do everything to make sure you are comfortable. Your safety and comfort are our priority, so we spare no step to ensure you make it through the early period of withdrawal with minimal discomfort. Within a secure, therapeutic environment, our team of compassionate and attentive medical professionals, physicians and nurses will safely administer medications to ease your symptoms. Our clinical staff will be there to help with drug cravings and the many emotions that often accompany those first days of treatment.
Our hotel-quality accommodations afford the height of comfortability. We have super comfortable beds that were personally selected and tested by the RCA CEO, because we know how important getting sleep and rest are during the detox process. Our facilities feel more like a five-star resort than a treatment facility to ensure the best, most relaxing accommodations during a trying time. All rooms have TVs, bathrooms and personal privacy. There are three delicious meals a day cooked by expert chefs to ensure proper nutrition during a time when your appetite may not be at its best. Custom meals to fit any type of diet can be requested. Snacks are available 24/7.
You will feel supported and reassured during your drug detox. In addition to individual therapy sessions with a primary therapist, you will be able to join support groups such as 12-step meetings and specialized treatment groups, in-person or via a tablet, depending on your preference.
After Drug Detox, the Journey Continues…
While detox gets you through acute periods of withdrawal, other symptoms—particularly psychological ones—might persist past the initial detox period, making continuation of treatment after the initial detox period critical. Our continuum of care includes:
- Inpatient. Once the body is safely detoxed of drugs in a secure environment, you would typically move on to residential inpatient care, through which the mind, body and spirit continue to be healed in the course of our comprehensive treatment programs.
- Outpatient. Following inpatient residency or on its own, outpatient programs (including digital health options) permit you to maintain your personal and professional schedules while receiving individual and/or group sessions each week, at least for the first year of recovery.
- Either after opioid detox or independently, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is used to return brain chemistry to normal levels, block the euphoric effects of opioids, reduce cravings and regain normal bodily functions. As part of a comprehensive treatment program including behavioral counseling and support systems, MAT has been shown to be an effective measure to prevent overdose, reduce the rate of relapse and promote long-term recovery.
- Long-term Recovery. Ongoing support through a recovery community is available through 12-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, as well as Recovery Centers of America Alumni Association, which allows you, and even your family and friends, to be committed and connected for a lifetime of recovery.