DURING DETOXIFICATION, THE BODY RIDS ITSELF OF HARMFUL DRUGS WHILE HELPING TO MANAGE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, SO YOU CAN START A NEW PATH. Wanting to control your addiction is the beginning of a long path toward sobriety. Our clients pass through the withdrawal process with as little discomfort as possible with the help of our clinical staff and their medical supervision. This process ensures the detox process is as safe as possible and that addicts cannot get ahold of alcohol or drugs. Drug detox, or detoxification, should be the first step in a recovery plan. Selecting a professional, state licensed detox facility can prevent fatal side effects that can result from rapid cessation of alcohol or drugs as well as help the individual become abstinent from them. After long-term drug or alcohol addiction, the goal of any detoxification program is stabilization followed by minimizing the unpleasant side effects associated with detoxification. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), after stabilization, the focus becomes managing the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that come from detox as well as monitoring and supporting the different processes the body goes through as it rids itself of drugs and alcohol. Addiction is both physical and psychological, so detox is only the start of a path to a successful treatment plan. A comprehensive treatment plan includes psychotherapy to address the changes that are often made in the brain as a result of addiction as well as facing how to deal with the continued cravings. Detox will help the individual stop abusing alcohol and drugs in the short term, but without extended, follow-up care and therapy the risk of relapse greatly increases. If you want to know more about addiction treatment and the resources available through Resolutions Behavioral Health, our team is available 24/7. We can help you determine the best program that will fit your specific situation. Don’t wait to start down a new path free from alcohol or drugs. Call us today at (949) 217-9498. Live free. Live now.