At our drug rehab center, we begin by asking you a series of interview questions. During this interview, it is imperative that you are entirely honest. In fact, you’ll need to make a concerted effort to not only be honest with our addiction specialist, but to be honest with yourself, as well. This is because the answers we get from you during this interview will be used to inform your customized care plan.
We’ll ask you questions about your history of addiction, as well as any history of addiction that your family might have had. By giving us honest answers, we’ll be able to concoct a schedule for recovery treatment that accounts for you individual needs, thereby providing you with a much more effective plan for treatment than might otherwise be available.
Once you’ve settled on an addiction recovery plan with your addiction counsellor — one which you feel satisfied with, and which will get you to your recovery goals — you’ll be ready to take part in the first stage of our recovery program. This is supervised detoxification. During supervised detox, you’ll spend time in our drug detox clinic as your body purges itself of any remaining toxins that have been left behind in the wake of substance abuse. This can be daunting, as often, detox can be accompanied by the symptoms of withdrawal.
In fact, when someone tries to overcome addiction by going cold turkey, their efforts are sometimes thwarted due to the symptoms of withdrawal. This is because the symptoms of withdrawal can be very dramatic: in some instances, they can even prove to be dangerous.
When an individual is attempting to detox independently, they sometimes find that the symptoms of withdrawal become so intense, they return to substance abuse in order to mitigate them, thus undercutting their attempt to reach recovery.
Fortunately, with supervised detox, you can avoid this. With one of our friendly and helpful staff members on hand throughout the entire detox process, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’ll be made as comfortable as possible, and you safety will be provided for.
For applicable clients, we also offer dual diagnosis mental health treatment. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), roughly forty percent of those people who are struggling with addiction are also struggling with a co-occurring mental health disorder.
When just the addiction is treated by the co-occurring disorder remains unmolested, the client runs the risk of relapse due to self-medication of the remaining symptoms of the co-occurring mental health disorder.
By using dual diagnosis to treat both concurrently, we can afford our clients a much better chance at reaching their recovery goals.