Detox is a critical part of the recovery process. It allows your body to remove the harmful toxins that drugs and alcohol leave behind and pave the way for long-term recovery. If you are in need of detoxification services, Top of the World Ranch will make arrangements on your behalf. Top of the World Ranch does not have a detox facility on-site. We refer clients out for this service. Upon a safe and successful completion of detox, our staff will transport the client back to the Ranch to begin our primary treatment program. Please call Top of the World Ranch at 1.844.814.8885 for further information and clarification about our detox program in Milan, IL.
What Is Detox?
Detoxification, or detox, is the first step in recovering from addiction. Drugs and alcohol, by design, change the chemical function of your brain. When someone stops taking the drug or stops drinking, their brain has trouble remembering how to function without the substance. This leads to an intense and sometimes uncomfortable period where the person suffers withdrawal symptoms as the body relearns how to work without this substance. The withdrawal symptoms a person experiences differ based on the drug they are using. However, common symptoms may include:
- Anxiety or paranoia
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heart rate
- Sweating or chills
Detox services refer to the services a treatment center provides that get clients through this challenging period safely and in some degree of comfort. They are often provided in a hospital or rehab setting and can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
Why Should Someone Seek Professional Detox?
Detox is not something to be taken lightly. It can be extremely dangerous to try and detox on your own. Without professional help, you are likely to relapse and end up right back where you started. Relapse during the detox process can be dangerous and even deadly because your body’s tolerance for the drug has changed. You may try to take drugs at the same level you did before trying to detox, which could lead to an overdose.
Another reason that professional detox is critical is that your body is in a fragile state. Some withdrawal symptoms can leave you severely dehydrated, while others can cause you to experience seizures or hallucinations. In some cases, you may experience severe anxiety or depression, which could lead to suicidal thoughts or actions. If you try to detox alone, you may be in severe medical danger.
However, detoxing from drugs or alcohol under medical supervision ensures that you have access to life-saving care if needed and that you are as comfortable as possible during the process. It also paves the way for successful long-term recovery by setting you up for success in rehab. Detoxification done in a safe and medically monitored setting allows you to focus on your recovery without the added stress of withdrawal symptoms.
When Should Someone Seek Detox?
The best time to seek detox services is before beginning any kind of drug or alcohol rehabilitation program. This allows you to go through detox in a supported setting and lowers the risk of relapse. However, there is no wrong time to seek detox services. If you’re ready to get sober, these services will help you do so in a way that will help you begin the journey to recovery.
Learn More About the Recovery Process at Top of the World Ranch
Today is the day to begin your sobriety journey. Detox is the first step. If you’re interested in learning more about our recovery process and what to expect, please call us at 1.844.814.8885. We work with an off-site detox center with guaranteed availability. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on the road to recovery.