Many people think of California rehab programs and detox programs as one and the same. The truth is, though they are both important parts of healing from drug or alcohol addiction, they are different steps altogether in the process. As you begin to choose treatment programs, it is important to understand these different steps and how they will challenge you so that you can most appropriately choose the program that is right for you.
Detoxification at a California detox facility or out-of-state detox center is your first step in recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself because recovery starts by halting the use of the substance you’ve been abusing. But once you’re chemically dependant upon a substance your body isn’t going to let it go without a fight. As your body rids itself of the drug all together it will likely go through some serious withdrawal symptoms. The complications can be devastating if not monitored correctly.
Withdrawal symptoms can begin almost immediately after the last use. Symptoms will peak in about 24-48 hours, and can last up to a week. Occasionally there are more lingering physical withdrawal symptoms, and there are almost always lingering emotional symptoms or causes associated with your addiction. These emotional and mental health related issues are something that you’ll focus heavily on in your next stage of treatment, your rehabilitation.
While going through withdrawal can be one of the most physically rigorous things you can do, rehab is one of the most emotionally rigorous things you can do. If you want to truly live a sober life, however, rehabilitation is a vital step in addiction recovery. Just as California detox centers have medically qualified staff on hand to help monitor your physical wellbeing, California rehabilitation centers will have qualified therapists on hand to help monitor your mental health. They will be able to help you work through not only the trauma of addiction but also they can help you negotiate the winding path of addiction recovery when you have a dual-diagnosis. A good rehabilitation center in California will offer a program that can be made to fit the individual patient, offering variety of types of therapies and self-help groups.
If you seek long-term inpatient care your rehab will be a 24/7 experience for you. You will stay at the rehabilitation facility and will have space away from your everyday stressors so that you can focus on understanding your addiction better, as well as what spurred or supported the development of it. Rehab likely includes many kinds of therapies, group and individual in nature. There might be other forms of treatment available including yoga or acupuncture, and there will likely also be some kind of 12 step program available to you. . Some people find that if they suffer from a severe addiction that this intense kind of inpatient treatment leads to a more sustainable sober habit.
Regardless of what program you pick, rehabilitation is a necessary part of sustainable sober living. Contact us now to learn more about our California detox and rehab programs. Or explore our out-of-state Aspire Health Network.