Safe and Supportive Detox
When you’ve decided to commit to recovery at Enlightened Solutions, the first step to achieving freedom from addiction is to undergo a medically-supervised detox. As one of the first challenges of early recovery, detox is the process of eliminating harmful substances from the body to end physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. Prolonged substance use has a profound impact on the mind and body, and it’s crucial to counteract these effects to clear the way for long-term recovery. Otherwise, traces of lingering substances can interfere with treatment and make it hard for you to focus on healing. Detox provides a clean slate, helping you regain your health and begin fresh as you prepare for the road ahead.
At Enlightened Solutions, we know the process of recovery isn’t easy and that many are hesitant to go through detox because they’re afraid. That’s why we do our best to make sure our clients are safe, comfortable and supported as they complete this pivotal first step, with medically-supervised treatment and round-the-clock care. Many of our team members have gone through treatment themselves and apply first-hand knowledge to minimize any pain or discomfort, setting the stage for a positive experience. After detox, you can cross the threshold into healing and begin building a strong foundation for lasting recovery with holistic treatments that restore your mind, body and soul.
Detox Cleanses the Body of Drugs & Alcohol
Continual use of drugs or alcohol has an adverse effect on the brain and body. Over time, substance abuse produces a chemical imbalance that changes how the brain works, and it begins to rely on a particular substance to function. When this happens, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms will emerge when drug use is reduced or stopped. This can make it hard and even dangerous to overcome addiction alone, but the professionals at Enlightened Solutions can ensure a safe and comfortable detox with highly personalized care for each client.
Depending on the substance, detox can take anywhere from seven to 14 days. Some drugs are notorious for their withdrawal symptoms, and it may take longer for you to safely detox from substances like opioids, alcohol or benzodiazepines. You will be evaluated prior to admission to determine the severity of your symptoms and receive the appropriate level of care based on your needs. At this stage, it’s important to disclose a full substance abuse history so that we can effectively manage any symptoms and address all aspects of your physical, mental and emotional health during detox.
Why is Detox Necessary for Drugs and Alcohol?
Drug and alcohol addictions begin because they produce pleasurable effects like euphoria, relaxation or increased energy. Over time, these effects become less enjoyable and you have to keep using a particular substance just to feel normal. As addiction sets in, substances affect the brain in different ways, sending chemical signals to specific receptors that rewire our thought processes and perception. This causes a shift in how we prioritize things in our lives, so that our finances, employment, and family responsibilities become overshadowed by a burning need to use drugs or alcohol. Once the brain and body have become conditioned to our chosen substance, it becomes the center of our thoughts and the driving purpose of our daily lives.
When we decide to get sober, it can be a shock to our system as the body has to quickly adapt to functioning without a particular substance. That’s why most individuals with a substance abuse problem need to detox before beginning treatment. Without it, the lingering effects of drugs or alcohol can make you vulnerable to relapse and interfere with your ability to adjust to recovery. Quitting “cold turkey” or attempting to detox at home is also risky, since you’re likely to still be surrounded by people or places that encourage substance use. By choosing a professional, medically-supervised detox, you can reduce the risk of relapse and end your physical dependency on drugs or alcohol. Our goal is to help you transition into recovery with renewed focus and a clear mind, increasing the overall effectiveness of holistic and therapeutic treatments so you can truly begin to heal.
Custom Medical Detox
Obviously, not all patients come into our recovery center with the same addiction, so we tailor our medical detox programs to each client. Many clients come to us with multiple addictions, so our program accounts for each and every one of them so we can make sure your detox is as complete as possible. Your substance of choice, the amount you’ve taken, and how long you’ve taken it will influence the process of our medical detox treatments.
Emotional & Physical Withdrawal Side Effects:
Each drug affects the body differently, but most will cause physical or mental withdrawal symptoms when long-term use is stopped. Although temporary, the effects of withdrawal and the difficulty of detoxing presents a challenge to those in recovery, and the chemical imbalances in the brain caused by drugs and alcohol can severely affect your thoughts, emotions and behavior. Some common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Cold and hot sweats
- Body tremors
- Digestion problems (vomiting and inability to keep food down)
- Elevated heart rate
- Temporary depression
Withdrawal symptoms are an unavoidable side effect of detox, but your symptoms will vary in intensity depending on the amount of drugs or alcohol present in your system. Detox isn’t just about the mental and physiological aspects, however — it’s also a cleansing ritual that clears the way for recovery treatments to begin their work. At Enlightened Solutions, our medical detox services are specifically formulated to treat the physical and mental aspects of healing from addiction, but we also view detox as a symbol of the promise and commitment you’re making to yourself to achieve the goal of lasting recovery.
Custom Medical Detox at Enlightened Solutions
At Enlightened Solutions, our medically-supervised detox plans are a vital part of your recovery journey. Our goal is to ensure your safety while helping cleanse the body and mind of addictive substances, providing holistic, personalized treatments that meet your needs. For those suffering from years of chronic substance abuse, our medical detox is the best choice because it not only addresses the long-term effects of drugs or alcohol but also helps you feel healthy, focused and ready to begin the next phase of recovery.
We know that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to healing from addiction, and not all patients come into our recovery center with the same substance abuse problems. Many clients come to us with multiple addictions or underlying mental health concerns and need personalized care to achieve lasting sobriety. That’s why we tailor our medical detox program to fit your specific needs, with a variety of therapies, holistic treatments and recovery tools that ensure your detox is as complete as possible. Your individual preferences, goals and substance abuse history will influence the detox process and help our team determine the right approach for you. Some of our medical detox treatments include:
- Holistic treatments
- Individual and group therapy
- Recovery planning
- Mental health treatment
- Experiential therapies
- Nutritional support
Should you prefer to go through another detox program outside of our center or partnered with Enlightened Solutions, we will verify your participation before admitting you into our recovery program. Detox is required for our holistic treatment program, so we can be sure that every client starts at the same point in their addiction recovery and is fully prepared for treatment. By the time you’ve completed detox in a safe and supervised environment, you’ve already accomplished one of the most difficult tasks in recovery and are ready to begin healing.
What Happens After Detox?
At Enlightened Solutions, we believe that detox is an essential part of your recovery, but we also know that it is only the beginning of the healing process. Our detox program is designed to prepare you for in-depth addiction treatment and give you the best chance at achieving long-term sobriety. Recovery isn’t easy, and you’ll need to dig deep to discover the root of your substance use, thinking critically about your thoughts, behaviors and feelings. This level of self-reflection and analysis requires you to be focused and committed to your recovery, and detox will help you prepare for the hard work ahead. During your detox, our team will develop a treatment plan to help you transition into your next level of care, whether it’s residential treatment at another facility or intensive outpatient with us. We’ll work closely with you to determine what’s best for you, and help you take your next steps into a short or long-term recovery program. Some of the options available for treatment after detox include:
- Residential or inpatient care
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient care (IOP)
- Standard outpatient care
- Dual diagnosis recovery
- Sober living
- 12-step program
Together, we’ll help you weigh your options and make an informed decision depending on your treatment goals, financial concerns, career or family obligations and more. Entering treatment after detox is essential for lasting recovery, and choosing a program that’s right for you will greatly increase the success and safety of your efforts.
Contact Enlightened Solutions
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, Enlightened Solutions in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, can help. Located near Atlantic City, our medical detox program and highly-individualized, holistic care can help you start your recovery on the right foot and achieve lasting sobriety. Contact or call us at 833-801-LIVE to learn more or enroll in our medical detox program today.