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Drug detox is the first step on the road to recovery from addiction. At the Brazos Recovery detox centers in Fort Worth, we know how hard this first step is because we’ve been there ourselves. That’s why we offer supervised medical detoxes and other programs to help you on your journey to overcoming your addiction.
You’re not alone, and we are here to help.
The goal of drug detoxification is to abstain from drug use so that your body has a chance to clear the substance from your system. Detox is an important first step in recovery. Healing can’t begin until your body is free and clear of the drug. Our medical team is experienced in safely and comfortably guiding you or your loved one through this process.
Addiction changes your brain, and your body becomes dependent on your substance of choice. When you stop taking that drug, you enter withdrawal. Withdrawal is a part of the detox process, and it can be one of the most challenging in the early stages of recovery. With our supervised detox program, we will be there every step of the way to help you through detox.
As you go through the withdrawal process, you may experience some uncomfortable symptoms. The symptoms you experience will depend on the drug, but they generally include:
At Brazos Recovery, we offer supervised medical detoxification, which uses medication to help you deal with withdrawal symptoms.
Detox is a difficult part of the recovery process. For some, the withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that they are life-threatening. Detoxing alone and at home without the supervision of a medical professional can be dangerous.
For some individuals, withdrawal causes fluctuations in blood pressure and heart rate. Others experience such psychological distress that they become a danger to themselves.
Along with the health risks of detoxing in isolation, there’s also a greater temptation to quit and start using again just to stop the pain and discomfort.
The process becomes much less stressful and dangerous when detox is supervised and accompanied by the appropriate medication. Medication helps make withdrawal symptoms more tolerable. Having support also makes it much easier to see the process through and move on to the next step.
Everyone experiences detox in different ways, and the length of time it takes to get through it is also different for everyone.
How long it takes to get through the detox stage will depend on a number of things, including:
Detox may also take longer if you are using more than one substance, or if your addiction co-occurs with mental health issues.
That being said, people generally move through the detox stage in 7-14 days. It can take up to a month to detox in some cases.
As challenging as it may be, detox is just the first step in recovery. Getting the drug out of your system is only the beginning of this journey, and Brazos Recovery can help you through the next stages.
Once you’ve detoxed, the real work can begin. Staying clean and working through the issues that drove your addiction are the next steps.
We offer a variety of treatment programs to meet your individual needs, from residency to outpatient options. Group meetings and one-on-one counseling can further help address any trauma or mental health issues that may be driving your addiction.
All of the residents at Brazos Recovery follow the 12-Step Completion Program, and we work together to build a safe community for addicts to recover without judgment.
Are you ready to take the first step on the road to recovery? Call us today to learn more about our drug detox program in Fort Worth. Admission can be scheduled at any time of the day and any day of the week.