Deciding to check yourself into a detox facility to treat your alcohol or drug addiction can feel both fulfilling and daunting. While admitting that you need help is brave, you may be feeling anxious or worried about the process. Countless people don’t seek the treatment they need because they’re scared of the detox process and the various symptoms they’ll experience when they stop using or drinking.
Our team understands this apprehension, which is why we’ve provided a list of things you need to know before you begin your detox. Knowing what to expect can be comforting and remind you that you are making the best decision for yourself and your future.
You Will Experience Withdrawal Symptoms That May Be Uncomfortable or Painful
It’s important to understand and accept that if you are addicted to alcohol or drugs and check into a detox facility, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms can range depending on the substance in your system and how severe your addiction is, and though we can provide medication to make you more comfortable, the reality is that detox isn’t easy. Some symptoms include headaches, nausea or vomiting, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and more. Detoxing in a professional medical facility is essential so that any complications that arise can be immediately treated.
You Will Have a Support System
When you’re at a drug and alcohol detox center like Mount Sinai Wellness Center, you can expect to be treated by a team of compassionate, trustworthy professionals who only want the best for you. Detox centers are designed to provide you with the medical assistance you’ll need while going through withdrawal, but emotional support is often given, too. Our team will be there for you around the clock so you don’t need to worry about being in danger during the detox process.
You Will Need Treatment After Your Detox
Making the decision to go through detox is a big first step, but your journey is just beginning. Once you’ve completed detox, you must seek additional treatment that includes therapy, medication management, and more to reduce your chances of relapsing and help you develop healthy habits.
Applying a 3-Stage Approach to Detox
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we apply evidence-based detox methods to help patients get sober in a safe and efficient way. While detox looks different for each person and each addiction, we have a 3-stage approach that we use in all medical detoxes to ensure our patients get comprehensive treatment.
The three stages of our detox program include:
- Evaluation: When you call us and schedule your arrival, we’ll first conduct an evaluation so we can learn more about your medical history and record any symptoms of withdrawal you may be experiencing. We’ll also ask you about any drugs you’ve used to help us create a detox program that fits your needs.
- Stabilization: Stabilization refers to the detox phase. Our medical team will monitor your progress and be sure to check your vital so you don’t experience dangerous symptoms like seizures or high blood pressure.
- Transition: After your detox is complete, we can create a transition plan for you that involves seeking therapy and additional treatment so you can maintain your sobriety.
Going through withdrawal may seem daunting and painful, but with our team of medical professionals by your side, you’ll have the help you need every step of the way.
Contact us online or by phone at (800) 353-4673 if you’re ready to get help. At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, our medical detoxification program has helped countless individuals begin recovering from addiction in a safe and comfortable environment.