There can be a number of roadblocks on the journey to recovery. Mental health concerns, triggers for relapse, and symptoms of withdrawal can all stand in the way. Starting treatment with a detox program can help set the stage for successful long-term recovery. A detox treatment program offers medical care, emotional support, and a safe environment where you can focus on building a foundation for sobriety.
At Virtue Recovery Las Vegas, we provide comprehensive medical detox services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Our medical detox staff is comprised of licensed physicians, nurses, and clinicians with experience in addiction treatment who understand the challenges that detox presents. Our medical detox team provides 24/7 care and monitoring to ensure the safety and well-being of all those in our program.
The Role of Detox in Addiction Treatment
Detox is the first step of addiction treatment, and it can be an essential part of successful recovery. Detox is short for “detoxification,” which is the process of clearing drugs or alcohol from your body. During detox, your body adjusts to being without the substance that it has become dependent on. This can cause physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms that can be uncomfortable and even dangerous.
Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns
- Mood swings
- Tremors or shakes
One of the aspects of detox that can be challenging without the support of a treatment team is cravings. When you stop using a specific substance, your body will often crave it. This is one reason why attempting to detox on your own can be so difficult. At Virtue Recovery Las Vegas, our medical detox team will provide support to help minimize cravings and keep you comfortable during detox.
What to Expect in Our Detox Treatment Program
When you begin our medical detox program, you’ll complete an intake assessment with our medical team. This helps us understand your current physical and emotional health, as well as any special needs you may have. We look at the big picture when designing treatment plans, taking into account any underlying conditions, such as mental health concerns and co-occurring disorders.
During detox, you can expect to receive medication to manage withdrawal symptoms, 24/7 monitoring, nutritional support and meal planning, and access to therapeutic activities. Building a foundation for addiction treatment starts with detox, and we’ll provide the care you need to make a successful transition into our residential or outpatient programs. Detox typically lasts between five and seven days, but the duration of our program depends on your individual needs.
Beginning the recovery journey in a detox treatment program ensures that you have the support and guidance necessary to begin a new life in sobriety. In other levels of care, such as residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs, you’ll continue to build healthy coping skills and work through the underlying causes of addiction.
Get Started with Addiction Treatment at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas
At Virtue Recovery Las Vegas, we strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment that empowers clients to reach their goals in recovery. We understand the challenges of detox and addiction, and we’re here to provide the care and treatment you need.
Take the courageous first step toward recovery today and get started with addiction treatment at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas. Call us at 866.520.2861 or reach out online to learn more about our medical detox program.