group learning about available drug and alcohol detox programs at their Palm Springs detox center

The road to sobriety is never an easy one. If it were easy, there would be no need for drug and alcohol detox programs, and the treatments that follow. One of the hardest steps on the road to recovery and sobriety is admitting you need help, and making that first step in entering a detox center. 

The idea of entering detox can be a daunting and challenging one for many, but it can also give one the motivation they need to adopt a sober lifestyle. The process of ridding your body of those substances that you were once dependent on for however long is a shock to the brain and body. 

The purpose of a drug and alcohol detox program is to eliminate toxicity from the body through the means of treatment, which consists of medication and various types of therapy. These programs also aim to educate a person on how to cope with different situations and environments and teach them how to navigate through a life of sobriety before and after recovery. 

Experiencing withdrawal can be enough to deter someone from entering rehab and beginning the process. Once withdrawal symptoms subside, and treatment finally begins, learning how to navigate life in sobriety can be too much, which can lead people to unfortunately relapse. However, that is a reality, and with the right treatment center, such as Ken Seeley Rehab, long-term sobriety is possible. Here is your guide to what to expect when entering a drug and alcohol detox program.

Beginning Your Journey At Our Palm Springs, California Substance Abuse Detox Center 

The First Stop: Detox 

Some rehab facilities feature their in-house detoxification programs, but more centers today require their clients to complete the detox process before their initial treatment begins. This has become the norm, as they want to ensure the toxic substances are out of the person’s system completely, so they can start the recovery process on a clean slate. Typically, this transition from withdrawal to detox occurs on a short-term basis, about 5 to 7 days, although as everyone is different, time frames for this process will vary. 

Going through withdrawal symptoms at a facility who specializes in proper medically-assisted detox and dealing with drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, is highly recommended, and anything otherwise is advised against and discouraged. 

As withdrawal and detox is an intense process, being in a safe and secure professional setting of medical experts will ensure you will be in good hands, as they know how to solve and resolve a variety of complications if they were to arise. Detoxing by yourself at home or in other non-medical environments can result in death. 

At our detox center in Palm Springs, CA, our addiction specialists and detox professionals, will properly rid the body of the toxic substances using anti-craving medications and other therapies, so that treatment and the journey to sobriety can officially begin.

The Intake Process

When a potential client arrives at our Palm Springs detox center, they begin the assessment or intake process. Everyone’s journey with addiction is different, as well as, their wants and specific needs. Therefore, treatment for substance abuse is not a one-size-fits-all approach and methods of detox and treatment will vary for everyone. 

During the initial first step of detoxification, a member of our staff will take on the role of a case manager for the individual. After getting to know the person and their psychological background, medical history, etc., they will work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan, entailing long-term and short-term goals, and most importantly to determine which programs would be best for achieving these goals. Once an official plan is made, clients will be able to begin participating in their designated substance abuse detox program.

Choosing Your Substance Abuse Detox Program

When it comes to detox, some people choose to think they can manage on their own. Truth is, no one can, but they try. Substance abuse and addiction is a serious disease, one which requires professional help to have any chance of recovery and sobriety. 

Although, there are a variety of factors as to why people attempt to detox themselves or don’t choose to get the help that they need. These reasons include:

They don’t realize the extent of their problem

People who need help often don’t seek it, because they don’t realize the severity of the situation until something bad always tends to happen, a wake-up call if you will. Once a person realizes the extent of their situation, only they can decide to receive help. Although, there are also methods to help convince people and make them realize that the right choice is to seek treatment. 

Finances

It is not an unknown fact that medical treatment is expensive. Another main reason why people don’t seek treatment is that they can’t afford it financially. What they don’t realize is that there are always payment plans and other options available to help someone receive the treatment that they need. Nobody’s life ever costs any amount of money. There will always be ways to get you or your loved one the help they need, all you have to do is ask. 

Denial or Embarrassment

Probably the most common reason people don’t seek or ask for the help that they need for substance abuse issues is that they are often embarrassed, and therefore, in denial. Having a problem, let alone admitting it, is not an easy task. Feeling ashamed or that you have failed yourself and other people in your life is a very normal and common feeling one can have. However, you don’t have to feel embarrassed, as everyone has their issues and makes mistakes in life. The more important thing is having those few people in your corner who love and support you, and who motivate you to get the help you need and deserve. 

Essential Components of Substance Abuse Detox 

Detox is a very important part of addiction treatment. Each substance abuse detox program is different. Whether in an inpatient/residential facility, or an outpatient one, each is designed to manage the symptoms of withdrawal that follow cessation of alcohol and drugs and to help patients overcome physical dependency. 

Medically supervised detox get patients through withdrawal safely, and over time, the body relearns to function without the drug, and the cravings subside. During treatment, there are various components at Ken Seeley Rehab that we like to incorporate into our treatment plans. These include:

Education

Education and learning is probably the most important component of any treatment and rehab program. This core component helps patients to look at their addiction and substance abuse issues from a different perspective realistically, which ultimately helps to change one’s attitude about their drug and alcohol abuse. 

In the early stages of recovery, most addicts are likely to still be in denial about the severeness of their issue or are uncertain about their future or what it will be like without drugs and alcohol for good. These treatment programs help our clients to break through the barriers of denial and uncertainty, to then be able to finally begin to recover properly and achieve a clean and sober lifestyle. 

In addition to education, we like to also teach people coping and life skills to help them effectively navigate through life, and be able to resolve any obstacles or hurdles that may arise in the future. 

Counseling and Therapies (Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy) 

Another very important factor in successful addiction recovery is support. Support is the foundation of recovery. Having friends, family, or both who believe in you, motivates the person to keep going and not give up. 

Counseling and therapy, whether individual or in a group, allows for the addicted individual to be in the company of those going through similar circumstances, and therefore, talking and hearing stories about these issues and experiences is a cathartic release. This, in turn, allows for a person to feel that they can overcome, as they are supported, and most importantly, that they are not alone in their journeys. 

Addiction affects not only the one with it, but everyone around them, Families and relationships are often ripped apart. Therefore, we include therapy for families to help them cope and mend broken relationships, as it is a big part of recovery for everyone involved. 

Mental Illness and Addiction: Dual Diagnosis 

Mental health is the most important part of a person’s ability to function in everyday life. One’s psychological wellbeing will be assessed at the start of the detox process. Those with addiction often have an underlying mental illness, such as anxiety and depression, a reason for their predicament with addiction. People with mental illness and addiction have what is called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Due to having a mental illness, people tend to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope. 

Those with addiction issues oftentimes do not even know that they have an underlying mental illness that is causing their addiction issues because co-occurring disorders are commonly left undiagnosed. This obviously is dangerous as a person could have been living with a dual diagnosis for a prolonged period of time, and addiction could very well have been avoided. This is why it is important that a thorough evaluation is done during the intake process. 

At Ken Seeley, we believe in providing high-quality patient-centered care. If a client has a co-occurring disorder, we treat both the person and their mental illness as a whole. The mental disorder is treated as one component, while the person is another separately. This allows our specialists to discover any underlying factors that may be a contributor to someone’s addictive behavior, and treat it accordingly with their comprehensive treatment plan.  

Aftercare Program

A successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program like ours at Ken Seeley incorporates an aftercare program, specifically to continue helping addicted individuals after they have completed treatment at an inpatient and outpatient facility. The next steps will be decided based on where you or your loved one is during the recovery journey. 

Your aftercare plan often includes intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP), halfway house, and 12-step meetings such as alcoholics anonymous (AA). 

Relapse Prevention

Triggers and environmental factors are huge factors that can cause someone to relapse. Relapse is very common during treatment, but there are ways to help prevent it. At Ken Seeley, our addiction specialists are highly trained in creating effective relapse prevention plans to help patients realize what their triggers are that make them drink or take drugs, and implement methods to help them cope with them to avoid the probability of relapse. 

Ken Seeley Rehab for Substance Abuse is Your Best Choice At Recovery

Choosing the right substance abuse detox program can be difficult, but at Ken Seeley Rehab it won’t have to be any longer. People often believe drug and alcohol detox programs are an unnecessary expense or step to reaching sobriety. 

These individuals are not only misinformed but also potentially placing themselves in danger. By attempting to detox alone, you are risking the chance of withdrawal going wrong, and even death. Therefore, at Ken Seeley Rehab, you can be reassured that things will be done effectively and safely. 

When people with substance abuse problems enter our Palm Springs, CA detox center, you are placing yourself in the safest place possible to begin your treatment. Medical supervision makes withdrawal as safe and comfortable as possible. 

Once detox is complete, you are ready to immerse yourself in the rest of your treatment plan. From here, you can begin to focus on other addiction treatment programs that will complete your full continuum of care.

We Are Here to Help You Recover!

When it comes to the best Palm Springs detox center, look no further than Ken Seeley Rehab. We know how hard the detox and treatment process can be. Our founder Ken Seeley began his sobriety journey in 1989 and is still on the journey. His staff knows that the journey never ends after treatment, which is why their programs work to provide support, encouragement, and guidance even after our clients leave our facilities. 

We pride ourselves on holding our clients accountable for their journey and push them to be the best versions of themselves they can be. Your journey with addiction can become one of resilience and recovery. 

To learn more about Ken Seeley Rehab and how our drug and alcohol detox programs can help you, contact us today. Call now at (855) 236-7911 to take back control of your life and begin the journey towards a better tomorrow.

References

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https://www.verywellmind.com/what-can-i-expect-at-a-drug-and-alcohol-rehab-program-67865

https://caps.ucsc.edu/counseling/aod/relapse-prevention.html

https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/dual-diagnosis/