Detoxification refers to the process of withdrawal from an addictive substance. Withdrawal can cause emotional and physical discomfort, which is why people with substance use disorders who try to quit on their own are often unsuccessful. However, supervised detox can help you begin your path to sobriety as comfortably and quickly as possible. Think of it as a way to “kick start” your recovery.
Upon entering the Fair Oaks Recovery Center, each client completes a physical exam, health history, and usage assessment with a physician. Fair Oak’s medical and therapeutic teams develop a plan for the client that addresses individual risk factors for withdrawal in a caring and compassionate manner. As the body adjusts, the withdrawal process can be both emotional and physical. Symptoms vary depending upon the type of substance and the length of use, but emotional symptoms often include anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and depression. Physical symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, sweating, and a racing heart.
Fortunately, our commitment to your healing journey means you don’t have to go through any of this alone. When the detox process begins, individual therapists and trained nursing staff will be standing by to offer support.
Detox as the First Step to Recovery
Detoxification is different for everyone, but most clients can expect to spend five to seven days in detox. Once detox is complete, most of our clients continue through the residential treatment program at Fair Oaks to ensure that they have a solid footing for long-lasting recovery. Fair Oak’s full continuum of care will provide you with a judgment-free environment, where you will experience true understanding of where you are headed.