Medical detox for those entering addiction treatment in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area
Detox for Addiction Treatment
Before clients enter programs at the Cornerstone Healing Center outpatient rehab, we often recommend medical detox as the first essential step. Medical detox is the supervised process of an addict ridding their body of harmful toxins from drug and alcohol substances.
Our compassionate and experienced staff has close working relationships with all of the trusted level 1 detox facilities in our local area and will make all necessary arrangements including drop off, pick up and regular visits during the detoxification process.
Medical detox is often necessary for those addicted to alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, Xanax, Adderall, amphetamines, bath salts, crack, ecstasy, MDMA, codeine, fentanyl, Oxycontin, hydrocodone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Kratom, morphine, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Librium, Percocet, Ambien, Tramadol, Subutex, Ultram, Fioricet, Trazodone, ayahuasca, peyote, stimulants, opioids and opiates and benzodiazepines. Medical detox is especially important when an addict has mental health issues and/or is addicted to multiple substances.
Those who are suffering from the cycle of addiction and want to break free and achieve long-term recovery should consider medical detox as their first step if any of the following are true:
- There is a physical dependence to drugs and/or alcohol.
- Withdrawing safely on one’s own is has proven unsuccessful.
- Their health would be in danger without medical detox supervision.
There are always risks when someone who is dependent on drugs and/or alcohol attempts to detox at home or on their own. In some situations, the results can be deadly.
If you’re looking for help for a loved one or for yourself, we can provide medical detox options that are safe and benefit long-term addiction treatment.
Benefits of Medical Detox
As a drug or alcohol addict goes through the detoxification process, withdrawal symptoms can be severe or life-threatening without proper supervision and care. An unsupervised detox process can result in relapse, depression, suicidal thoughts and painful physical symptoms. In some cases, going off a drug or stopping drinking can result in heart failure, seizures, hallucinations and convulsions.
There are many benefits to supervised medical detox. Clients in medical detox receive treatment from medical professionals who will make the experience as comfortable as possible. Clients experiencing withdrawal symptoms are constantly supervised and receive the exact care they need. Client safety is protected, since some withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous or deadly.
Clients in medical detox may also receive certain medications that lessen the effects of withdrawal symptoms. A safe, secure environment is vital for successful detoxification. We only refer clients to the best medical detox facilities that protect their safety during the process.
What Happens After Medical Detox?
Medical detox is just the first crucial step in successful drug and alcoholism treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, medical detox alone does little to change long-term dependence on substances. Successful rehabilitation requires a whole person approach to addiction treatment. That’s what we provide at Cornerstone Healing Center, through addiction treatment programs like:
- One-on-one and group therapy, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for clients who have experienced trauma
- Fitness, nutrition and meditation therapy and yoga therapy
- Relationship building and life-skills training
- 12 Step program meetings
We also provide clients with options for sober living facilities if they want or need them. When clients leave our outpatient rehab program, we provide options for continuing care and supportive services to ensure long-term success after addiction treatment.
Get help for a loved one or yourself today. It’s never too late to begin the journey to live the life you want – for yourself, for your family and for your loved ones.
Call 1-800-480-1781 for information on Cornerstone Healing Center Scottsdale treatment facility.