Detox in Arizona
“The Grand Canyon State” is an expansive, diverse area of picturesque desert locales and snow=capped mountain wonderlands. It is also home to some of the top resorts and golf courses in the country. Arizona is built for the outdoor enthusiast, and with all the serene destinations it’s a great place to begin your detoxification and recovery. One of the top substance abuse treatment centers is in beautiful Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.
What is Detox?
Detoxification, or detox, cleanses the body of harmful toxins that have accumulated during drug or alcohol abuse. When someone is addicted to a mind-altering substance, their chemistry is altered in a way that inhibits their ability to resist those substances. Detox prepares the mind and body for rehabilitation treatment.
Detox often deters some substance abuse addicts. Not only because they’ll have to give up the substance they are addicted to, but because detox can be an uncomfortable process that involves withdrawal. Withdrawal is an array of symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, tremors, hallucinations and seizures. Withdrawals are deadly for those who are addicted to benzos and alcohol. We highly recommend these people go through detox at an accredited, medically supervised treatment center.
It’s important to remember that detox is only the first step in recovery. Detox doesn’t rehabilitate a substance abuser, it merely prepares them for it.
The Steps of Detoxification
When someone first enrolls in a detox facility, they will receive an assessment with to determine the substances they are using, the quantity, and their medical history. The client’s treatment plan is shaped from this assessment. Honesty is imperative at this stage to ensure you receive the best treatment possible, and the most comprehensive treatment plan for your recovery.
After the assessment, the patient will get a doctor to supervise their detox. Though detox is often uncomfortable due to withdrawal, much of that is mitigated by medications that are prescribed to the patient. There isn’t a set time for the duration of detox. It all depends on the types of substance(s) a patient abused, and the amount of abuse. In some cases, detox can last as short as a week.
Exercise is a vital component of detox. Though, you might feel more like staying in bed than working out, it’s important to get some exercise. Exercise decreases stress, anxiety and depression, and helps reduce mood swings.
Should Someone Detox on Their Own?
Medical professionals strongly advise against detoxing on your own. Instead, you should instead enroll in a live-in, medically supervised facility. A substance abuser’s body can have adverse reactions to detox, and they may need medical attention is anything goes wrong in their self-detox. With alcoholism especially, self-detox can be dangerous because the reasons many alcoholics drink are tied to their interpersonal relationships. It is best for these people to be in a medically supervised facility when they stop drinking because they will be surrounded by a staff of professionals where they can receive communal support.
How Much Does Detox Cost?
Drug and Alcohol detox treatment costs can fluctuate, depending on the center and the type of services they offer. However, most treatment centers provide a variety of payment options. Most insurance companies cover treatment, and many states offer treatment to those who can’t afford it. If you have any questions regarding detox and rehab in Arizona, give us a call. Our trained experts are standing by to answer all your questions and help you get the care you need! (623) 335-0909