How Inpatient Drug Detox Can Help You Top 5 Benefits

5 Benefits of Inpatient Drug Detox

The first step on the road to recovery and a life of sobriety is a medical detox program. Many believe they can detox on their own or in an outpatient facility, but this can hinder someone’s chances of successfully detoxing or cause life threatening complications. (Especially when detoxing from alcohol or ridding your body of opioids.)

During the detoxification process, which typically lasts a few days, the body flushes out toxins and adjusts to functioning without drugs. This can be physically and emotionally taxing without the proper medical assistance. We’ve broken down the top 5 benefits of inpatient drug detox to help you better understand why it’s a life-saving necessity.

1. Medical Supervision 24/7

The majority of patients in detox will experience some form of withdrawal symptoms. These can be mild such as fatigue or nausea, or severe with some patients experiencing seizures. Because of the potential for deadly symptoms, it’s crucial to detox in a facility that staffs medical professionals on site 24/7. Choosing a detox facility with sound medical care can make the detox process less painful, safer, and improve the likelihood of a successful detox process.

2. Structure and Routine

Another important benefit of inpatient treatment is the structure and routine these programs provide. Inpatient treatment offers programming such as therapeutic groups and individual sessions to assist patients in coping with the psychological symptoms that come with the detox process. Patients are also provided with tools such as relapse prevention planning guides and education about the disease model of addiction. Having a sense of community with peers who are also going through similar struggles often helps to validate a patient’s experience and provides support.

3. Removing Common Triggers

Inpatient detox programs provide patients with a drug- and alcohol-free environment allowing patients to safely transition to a life in recovery. Many people associate specific activities or places with drug/alcohol use, so the opportunity to build initial recovery skills in a place where those things are removed often sets someone up for long-term recovery success.

4. A Supportive Peer Network

Inpatient treatment provides patients the opportunity to derive strength and hope through commonalities with peers. In group therapy sessions, patients offer support to each other which benefits both parties. Having a network to lean on and reach out to is one of the foundational components of recovery.

5. Therapeutic Options

There is no one size fits all model for treating addiction and that is the reason reputable treatment centers emphasize the importance of individualized care. Each patient has a unique background and set of experiences, so it is imperative that a treatment program is willing to tailor treatment to each individual. One of our East Coast detox partners, Lakeview Health, offers integrative health options to start your recovery journey:

  • Expressive Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Individual Therapy Sessions

Using these therapeutic options, patients can develop improved health and coping mechanisms to help them navigate detox and begin recovery. If you’re ready to leave addiction behind, contact Lakeview Health to begin detox.

What Happens After Detox?

While detox is a vital first step to overcoming addiction, it is imperative that you or your loved one seek continued treatment to truly achieve long-term recovery.

Addiction is made up of many components and often stems from underlying issues — childhood experiences, trauma, mental health struggles, and more. This is where inpatient rehab centers come into play. Clients typically enter rehab directly following detox and stay for 20-30 days. Once there, clients can expect to continue partaking in the comprehensive therapies they began in detox and expand to even more.

At The Hope House, a luxury rehab in Arizona, we work closely with a network of detox centers around the country whom we trust to start the recovery journey. From there, our team of masters-level clinicians construct personalized treatment plans and help you heal your mind and body.

For help achieving long-term recovery, contact The Hope House today.

About the Author

Sarah Franklin, MS, LMHC, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is the Program Director for Stepping Stone Center for Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida.