Nothing can shake up your world more than accepting that you, or a loved one, has a substance abuse problem. It changes everything. Now what?
You know that doing nothing from here on out is not an option. Your life as you once knew has already turned upside down. Here’s the good news: Medically supervised drug or alcohol detox is the first stop on the road to addiction recovery. You’ve come to the right place.
Trust Is at the Heart of What Matters
TTC Care specializes in providing proven, personalized addiction treatment and recovery programs to adults in the West Palm Beach area of Florida. Our highly recognized doctors and health care practitioners provide individualized, compassionate care from the moment patients enter the beautiful healing grounds that we call home. You can trust in our team and our programs because our reputation and our patients demand it.
Why Medically Supervised Detox Is So Important
We take detox seriously. Many patients experience fear of the unknown, a common reaction to the very idea of detox, which is understandable. This is the fear that often keeps those most in need of assistance from getting the help they need. Although detox can be an uncomfortable process, it is worth the long-term gain toward reestablishing health and wellness.
During detoxification, the body and brain undergo a cleansing, releasing the impurities from drugs and/or alcohol intake. As internal chemical balances are essentially shocked into change, physical effects are felt – known as withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Appetite changes
- Concentration problems
- Muscle aches
Never Do Drug and Alcohol Detox Alone
Maybe you are headstrong and believe you have the stamina to detox alone, at home. Perhaps you have concerns about the affordability of medically supervised detox. Addiction doesn’t happen overnight, so drug and alcohol detox shouldn’t be a hasty process.
Depending on the type of substance used, the duration of use, and the patient’s current physical condition during detox, withdrawal symptoms will vary – and for some can potentially be life-threatening. Symptoms are typically the strongest for the first couple days and can last up to a few weeks.
Many find that the cravings for alcohol or drugs are hardest to overcome, making it more challenging to complete detox and move on in the recovery process and maintain sobriety.
Detox Can Be Fatal Without Supervision
As the body attempts to find a healthy equilibrium, withdrawal symptoms continue, though some can be unmanageable. In addition to becoming overwhelmed by the more typical symptoms noted earlier, some people experience a more severe reaction during withdrawal.
Severe alcoholics may experience delirium tremens (the DTs), which can cause:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
Imagine trying to go through this alone. No wonder the rate of relapse is highest during the detox period. If you’re serious about getting yourself or your family member back on track to living healthier and happier, professional drug and alcohol detox treatment is the only option worth considering.
The Benefits of Controlled and Supervised Medical Detox
TTC Care, an inpatient addiction treatment facility, makes the entire detox process easier, safer and more effective. Upon admittance, patients are assigned a team of board-certified professionals, including psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses and more.
Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery programs are rooted in an integrated approach so patients experience ongoing, open dialog with staff when needed. Patients are also ensured around-the-clock care throughout the detox process as our medical practitioners are on hand to manage their progress and make adjustments to promote healing.
Individual, 24-hour monitoring of the patient’s response to detox involves keeping tabs on blood pressure, breathing rate, pulse and other vital signs to measure the body’s ability in handling the associated stress. Medication may also be prescribed to help treat the more dangerous withdrawal symptoms, should they arise.
Our medically supervised detox program helps those who are addicted to one or more of the following:
- Crystal meth
- Prescription opioids
- And others
Other Health Concerns Can Arise During Detox
Unanticipated health issues or other underlying conditions, mental and physical, may become evident due to the stress that the body experiences during detox. One such common issue is dual diagnosis, which can manifest as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorders.
What to Expect During Medically Supervised Detox at TTC Care
Our esteemed staff and treatment programs are committed to put patients’ needs first throughout their entire stay at our adult residential facility in South Florida.
You’ll know it by the way we want you to focus on you, the patient. You’ll experience it by the manner in which your daily needs are taken care of through the nutritional sustenance, room accommodations and attentiveness we provide. You’ll appreciate the supportive atmosphere in which you’re free from temptation and can go stronger in the fight against drug or alcohol relapse.
Looking Forward to a Substance-Free Future
Once patients complete the initial treatment phase, detox, inpatient residential treatment usually commences. We offer several unique drug and alcohol recovery programs to meet different patients’ needs.
All inpatient programs include clinical and holistic therapies, counseling, nutrition, fitness classes and learning the life skills and communication techniques needed to support a clean, sober and fulfilling life ahead.