An Overview Of Our Detox Process
What Is Detox and Why Do I Need It?
The First Step: Assessment
At the Bay Addiction Detox Center, our number one focus is to give each and every one of our patients the detailed and individually designed plan that they deserve. They will meet with one of our intake counselors, for an initial assessment, to understand the needs of each case. This is a time for the counselor to get to know the client and vice versa.
The initial assessment is not only used as a way to diagnose the level of treatment necessary but for each party to get to know one another. For the counselor, this is the time to get to know the substance abuse history of the patient, and for the patient, this is time to adjust and get comfortable.
Most people going into detox and treatment feel uneasy, uncomfortable, and scared. It’s not an easy thing to do, and the thought of living without substance that’s taken hold of their body is a scary idea.
The assessment is a good time for the incoming patients to ask any questions.
Evaluations For Medical Issues, and Mental Health
The next step in the process after the initial assessment is a full medical and mental health evaluation.
In order for us to create the best program for our clients, we will pull a number of things from their medical records such as:
- Physical health history
- Mental health history
- Nutritional and dietary history
This is done so we can not only better craft a treatment plan around the patient, so we know of any possible health risks (like allergies to certain medications) associated with them.
After a clear picture of the client is made, the medical team will then get to work, putting together the best treatment plan possible for the customer based on all of the information.
Medically Supervised Detox Treatment Begins
Our number one priority is making the detox process as comfortable and as safe as possible for our patients. Getting off drugs and alcohol is really hard on the body, on top of all the damage already done by the years of abuse.
To do this, our team will analyze all of the information gleaned from the intake process, and decide what the best course of action will be for the patient. Then, once a plan has been put in place, the patient will be admitted to the treatment program.
During treatment, the staff will provide you with the safest and most effective medication, depending on your health analysis. In addition to this, our counselors will provide efficient modes of therapy (only when you’re mentally ready) to help start the process of actual addiction treatment.
Safe Transition into On-Going Addiction Recovery
Once detox is complete, it is not uncommon that the patient feels they are back to their best selves — because they are! Almost…
Detoxing off of drugs and alcohol revitalizes the body, and brings it back to a normal, and healthy state. What happens after detox is the most important aspect of a person’s recovery.
The biggest mistake an addict or alcoholic can make at this point is thinking that they are healed and that they can go back to their normal lives without any further treatment.
This is false, and all medical evidence backs this up.
The reborn addict’s chances of surviving in the real world without any treatment after detox are slim. It is at this critical moment that our team will help transition the patient into a long-term treatment plan.