The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult and frightening. Detox, a process that removes all traces of substances from the body, is generally the first step toward recovery from addiction and should be followed with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that finding the right addiction treatment center to meet your needs is key to a successful recovery.

The main goal of detox is to address the physical aspects of addiction so that individuals can deal with the underlying psychological factors that have contributed to their substance abuse. A detox center provides supportive, medically supervised care to help you through this challenging time. Fear of this process doesn’t have to hold you back. Reach out to us today to learn more about the detox process at our luxury rehab and recovery center.

Signs That You May Need Treatment From a Detox Center

People often attempt to detox at home either by going “cold turkey” or using over-the-counter detox kits. While this sometimes works for some milder addictions, overall, the success rate is low. Additionally, with more severe levels of addiction, this can be dangerous and even life-threatening, which is particularly true with excessive alcohol abuse.

No matter your level of substance abuse or addiction, it is generally recommended to seek professional help to detox. If you are unsure whether or not you need alcohol or drug detox, consider these three signs that can indicate that you might:

  1. Increased tolerance. Do you consistently require more drugs or alcohol to achieve the same desired effects?
  2. Being unable to stop. Have you tried to cut back or stop using alcohol or drugs but been unable to despite the negative consequences in your life?
  3. Difficulty maintaining normal daily functions. Is your alcohol or drug use preventing you from participating in, or causing you to avoid, work, family, or social obligations?

There are numerous physical, psychological, and social indications that your alcohol or drug use has reached the point of needing professional intervention. These can include:

  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • Physical changes in appearance
  • Engaging in risky behavior
  • Using alcohol or drugs to ease emotional pain
  • Relationship issues with family and friends
  • Being secretive or lying about your substance use

As with all other aspects of substance use disorders, the symptoms and severity of withdrawal are unique to each individual. They are also determined by factors such as the type of substance, length of use, and severity of the addiction. Additionally, individuals who have been through detox more than once may experience different symptoms each time.

What to Expect at a Drug Detox Center

Drug and alcohol detox begins with a full assessment to gather information about your medical history and the details of your addiction. The information you provide will be used to create a personalized detox plan, so it is very important to be as honest as possible. Remember that no one is passing judgment. Throughout this process, the team working with you needs to have the most accurate information to ensure the safety and success of your detox.

Detox at a professional facility can take days or longer if necessary. Wherever you choose to detox, the treatment team should understand your unique needs. You should feel assured that you will have supportive and compassionate care, with private, luxury accommodations throughout the detox process.

The facility you select should offer detox services for clients suffering from addiction to substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • Stimulants

Contact Westwind Recovery®’s Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

At Westwind Recovery®, we provide a high-quality, supportive, addiction treatment program in a private and peaceful environment. More than just a treatment center, we are a community you can rely on to help you conquer substance abuse, mental health disorders, and dual diagnoses through every stage of recovery. Contact us today to learn more.