What Is Detox? Learn How Alcohol Rehab Can Help You

“I think I’m an alcoholic.  How can I get help?  I’ve heard about detox programs, but what is detox?  Is detox part of rehab?  What can I expect?”

The team of admissions specialists at Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches hears questions like these every day from people in New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Baltimore (MD), Washington DC, New England, Florida (FL), and all over the country who want to know how to get started with alcohol rehab.

Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is an extremely widespread addiction, and it can be very difficult to treat.  Many people start by attending Alcoholics Anonymous or other group meetings.  These groups can be very important in providing moral support and in helping addicts to stay sober, but they do not provide medical treatment or therapy.  They work best when incorporated into a long-term individual recovery plan that also includes treatment at an accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility like Archstone Recovery. A rehab center can help you get through withdrawal, the difficult period when you stop taking a drug on which your body has become dependent.  When you enter rehab, your doctor may tell you that you need “detox”—detoxification treatment—especially if you still have alcohol in your system.  Detox is a process in which you stop drinking and are treated with drugs that help to counteract the effects of withdrawal.

When you arrive at Archstone Recovery’s beautiful Lantana, Florida, campus, your recovery team will talk to you and create an individual treatment plan that includes therapy, medical care, support groups, and a twelve-step program, as well as incorporating other spiritual or creative elements that you find helpful.  This holistic approach means that you are always treated as a full person at Archstone Recovery, not just an addiction.  Archstone Recovery offers a range of treatment options, including residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient, transitional care, and extended care programs, so there is sure to be an Archstone Recovery option that works for you.  Are you ready to get help?  Contact Archstone Recovery today.

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