Detox Centers for Substance Abuse

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What is drug detox center?

A person may feel mentally ready for sobriety and recovery, however their body may be so dependent on their drug of choice which can interfere with recovery and can actually be life threatening. Becoming substance free is a process that cannot always be done cold turkey. Drugs and alcohol are actually very dangerous to quit and need to be done gradually with the help of medical professionals. Some drugs are so powerful that the body cannot physically handle the natural detoxing process. At drug detox centers, individuals are carefully monitored physically and mentally while their withdrawal symptoms are managed. Some drugs leave the body’s system faster than others while others can take many days. Depending on the substance and drug, individuals can stay at a detox center anywhere from just a couple days to a week. Individuals can also go to out-patient detox centers depending on their needs. Detoxing is the safest way for individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction to move past drugs and alcohol. During the detox process, individuals are confronted with physical and emotional withdrawals. These sensations can be managed with other medications and therapy. Some substance abuse and addiction recovery centers provide detox or are connected to detox centers. This makes the process from detox to recovery swift and easy. Individuals are usually sent to detox centers before joining a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Detox centers are a necessary part of the recovery process however it must be paired with a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Once detoxed, it is very difficult to remain sober without any after care. Finding a detox center does not have to be a difficult one. Visiting with a doctor can help you understand the physical damage that the drug use has done. They can also refer individuals to detox centers. Many treatment centers include detox as well. Detox center databases are on the internet and can be easily searched and accessed. Most detox centers are covered by insurance, offer payment plans and are willing to work with individuals and their financial needs.

Janna Price

My name is Janna Price and I am an MSW student at UCLA with a concentration in mental health. While in school I am also interning as a Children’s Mental Health Therapist in South Central L.A. Upon pursuing my Master’s in Social Welfare, I’ve spent the last ten years working in various child development centers as an administrator and an educator. Throughout my career I have worked with many children of all developmental stages and mental illnesses.