Our Drug & Alcohol Detox Program
When someone wants to recover from an addiction, the first step is to rid their body of the chemicals that are keeping them physically dependent. This process is known as detoxification and it can often be a difficult and even dangerous experience if the person attempts to go through detox alone.
Our Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in St. Augustine, Florida offers a detox program so that clients can safely withdraw from substance abuse under the care of a physician. Detox is designed to prevent the kind of health risks that are associated with withdrawal from serious addiction and to treat any symptoms that a patient is experiencing as a result of quitting their abuse or going “cold turkey”. Through detoxification, people can remove the toxic chemicals from their bodies that are causing their physical addiction so that they can start the rehabilitation process free from any chemical dependency that could interfere with recovery.
The Benefits of Inpatient Detox
Drug and alcohol use is known to cause more than just a psychological need to continue to abuse them. When a person drinks alcohol or uses drugs they gradually develop a tolerance as their body grows accustomed to the chemicals.
Someone with a tolerance begins to need more and more of the drug to get the same effects, creating a cycle of addiction. Eventually, when a person who is addicted to a drug suddenly stops using it they will experience withdrawal symptoms because their body now relies on the drug to function.
Withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the severity of addiction but in some cases, they can lead to serious illness and even death. Because withdrawal symptoms can be so dangerous, medical assistance is critical to the health and well-being of a person who is trying to quit their addiction.
Someone trying to quit drug use on their own might not know how to monitor their health and medicate themselves for specific symptoms appropriately. Worst of all if they attempt to use drugs again after several days of detox they have a much higher risk of overdose because they have significantly decreased their tolerance.
Our St. Augustine detox facility not only treats symptoms of withdrawal, but it also keeps patients free from the dangers of relapsing.
Recovery without Physical Addiction
Detoxing is the first of many steps in the process of recovering from an addiction. Freeing the body from its physical dependency is the foundation for a successful path to becoming sober. At Dr. Paul’s By The Sea, we can provide each patient with medical care throughout their withdrawal in our detox program.
Patients receive individualized care from experienced staff members that provide them with the right treatment and medication for specific symptoms associated with their withdrawal. Every person experiences different things as they go through detox and our staff can customize treatment so that each patient can feel as comfortable and safe as possible as they withdrawal from their dependency.
After completing a detox program, each client will be more prepared to start the process of rehabilitation and address their psychological dependence without worrying about the physical symptoms of addiction.