A Look at Drug and Alcohol Detoxification
Alcohol and drugs alter the way a person thinks and acts. It causes physical changes to brain chemistry and creates some problems. Since it’s legal, most people don’t view alcohol as a poison, but in reality, that is precisely what it is. The same is true for illicit drugs. These substances can make people feel good, but they’re nothing more than different types of poison. The primary action of a drug is to increase the quantity of a specific chemical that is produced naturally in the body. For example, many drugs cause the brain to make more dopamine. When a substance is used over an extended period, it starts to replace the chemical it once increased. As this process occurs, a person becomes dependent on the drug. The body stops making the chemical that the drug replaces and expects the drug to take its place.
Most people don’t realize that their body is very similar to a machine, but it’s significantly more resilient. A healthy human body can heal itself and perform all essential functions needed for survival. Although it’s impossible to see from the outside, every part of the human body is perfectly tuned to work with every other part. Blood, organs, veins, skin, nerves, and muscles all work together.
It’s important to understand that not all drugs are harmful. Many legal drugs are used to sustain essential processes in the body, but illicit drugs break down the body. A drug or alcohol addiction disrupts the body’s normal rhythm. If a person has been using drugs or alcohol for an extended period, he or she has a body that is entirely out of pace, and this can lead to a variety of illnesses.
The purpose of detoxification is to bring the body back to its normal rhythm or functioning. It’s used to restore the body to the state it was in before it became dependent on drugs or alcohol. After detoxification, individuals can get into even better shape than they were in before using drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Often, detox can be a painful and uncomfortable process. However, the entire process doesn’t last very long, so that is something people can look forward to.
At New Day Rehab Center, we take drug addiction very seriously. We understand the devastating consequences that can come about on both individuals and family members who are struggling with this disease. To prevent these consequences from becoming worse or severe, it’s important to seek help from our specialized drug treatment center immediately.
Each program is completely personalized to the individual as well as the drug addiction. Our drug addiction treatment approach is simple: finding underlying causes of drug addiction and personalizing treatment programs accordingly. Our goal is to provide drug addicts the highest level of personalized drug addiction treatment possible while staying in our beautiful residential drug treatment center.
We utilize a variety of techniques when treating drug addiction including:
- Physical and Psychological Assessments
- Drug Detox
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- Family Integrated Treatment and Therapy
- Group and Individual Therapy
- Behavioral Therapies
- Cognitive Therapy
- 12 Step Programs
When necessary and prior to admission, detox for drug addiction, alcohol abuse or other substance abuse issues, will be offered at a drug detox center. Upon arriving at one of our treatment centers, an initial assessment will be completed and an individualized treatment program that is custom designed for the patient will be developed including a medically supervised detox program where necessary.
Each resident will be provided the absolute very best alcohol or drug treatment services available anywhere. This includes a 100% individualized treatment plan, including dietary and spirituality considerations. We also treat co-occurring disorders such as eating, mood, and other disorders.