Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.
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What is Detox?
Medical Assistance for Addiction
Detox is the process in which all traces of alcohol and drugs are removed from a person’s body, ensuring they’re physically stable enough to begin therapy. Drug and alcohol addiction results in people’s bodies becoming used to having these substances take over their system. When these substances leave a person’s system during detox, the brain has to readjust to the decrease in chemicals. Generally, this decrease causes people to experience a set of unpleasant symptoms known as withdrawal.
When a person stays at an inpatient treatment center, they will undergo a safer and comfortable detox experience compared to doing it at home. The most effective detox method is one that is medically assisted and supervised by trained professionals.
Medically Assisted Detox for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Once a person begins medically assisted detox, a professional will conduct a thorough medical assessment to better understand a patient’s needs. During the evaluation, the expert will collect information on a patient’s medical history and details about their addiction to create a personalized detox plan.
Experiencing withdrawal is inevitable. The type of symptoms one experiences and their severity depend on how long the person has experienced addiction, the kind of substance they’re addicted to, and how much they consume. Furthermore, the severity of withdrawal symptoms also depends on a person’s mental and physical health.
Each person experiences detox differently, and every detox is entirely different, regardless of whether someone has gone through it before.
Psychological withdrawal symptoms include:
inability to concentrate
Intense cravings for drugs or alcohol
Extreme mood swings
Physical withdrawal symptoms include:
Shaking and shivering
Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Muscle and bone pain
Lucid and unpleasant dreams
The most severe withdrawal symptoms include seizures, delirium, and hallucinations.
Controlled medication is crucial to help patients cope with these symptoms; however, no medication prevents all withdrawal symptoms, but some can help ease anxiety and depression.
How Long Does Detox Last?
Generally, detox lasts less than two weeks. However, this will vary for everyone, as detox depends on several factors such as:
The severity of their withdrawal symptoms
How much alcohol or drugs they were consuming
Their mental and physical functioning
Treatment is within Reach
After a patient successfully detoxifies, they will be ready to enter an alcohol or drug rehab program where they may participate in intensive psychological therapy. Effective therapy can reduce a person’s risks of relapsing and can help them get back on track with their life. Most rehab programs include a range of services, from counseling and medical care to life skills training, which can help prevent relapse.
One of the benefits of staying at an inpatient treatment center is that patients will be in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by other people with similar experiences. People who stay at a treatment center can learn to set realistic goals and develop the necessary skills to accomplish them.
I'm from Idaho and i had a hard time finding help I ended up at Steps 350 miles from home. I was treated with respect and dignity . I was in a dark spot and found the help I needed.
My first experience with Steps was in 2014. I was very scared and didn’t know what to expect. I had so much shame and was shocked at the idea that I was going into rehab. How had my life lead me down that road? I wasn’t “that kind of person” I arrived on a Thursday night and I was so broken & ashamed! What started out to be the worst day of my life became the best decision I ever made! I stayed for 90 days and remained sober for two years. Sadly It wasn’t where my story with Steps ended, but I’m very grateful that I was blessed to still have the relationship and resources available when I needed them. After a relapse in 2016 when my father passed away I attended aftercare week after week through Annie’s house, I also visited often to learn through family group. But my relapse continued and slowly took its toll as my mental health deteriorated along with all the shame that continued to build. After almost two years of continued struggle one of the counselors through steps who had constantly tried their best to help me remember the tools I had been given why at Steps suggested I check myself back in and see if maybe they could help again. That was over eight months ago! I feel better than I did the enter two years I was sober the first time. Even during my first bout of sobriety I felt suicidal. I don’t deal with that anymore and it is a true miracle. I love Steps and Annie’s house, there staff and all they represent! They truly love addicts and want them to succeed! And today I am not ashamed and I am tickled to be “one of THOSE people”!!!
Steps recovery helped me so much. They changed my life!
Steps ;saved our daughters life as well as her kids!
The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn't ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loves ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
Staff is very knowledgeable and compassionate. Excellent facilities, great food.
I would recommend Steps to anyone seeking help for his/her addiction. This program saved my life. The facility is nice and the food is outstanding! However, the program and the staff are the real treasure of this facility. Truly personal, caring and considerate interactions were the norm, and the support provided is world class. 10 out of 10 for sure.
This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duites, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If your not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help.
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