The first step is the hardest one to take – picking up the phone or accepting the gift of treatment. Once the decision to give life free of addictive drugs a try, everything can get easier. The initial drug detoxification should be managed carefully to provide safety and support as a reward for the courage to change.
At The Camp, during the admissions process, there will be a thorough screening to analyze how acute the chemical dependency is. Often, the first step on the road to recovery may be to begin a drug or alcohol detoxification process.
The primary goal of detoxification is physical stabilization and comfort under the supervision of our staff.
Some patients may experience physical withdrawal symptoms as their body detoxifies from the alcohol or drugs they have been taking. Withdrawal is a trying physical and emotional process that may make the patients’ first few days in treatment challenging. The key is to “meet the patient where they are,” and quickly encourage them to continue their recovery by educating them about the disease of addiction, what they are going through, and the immediate health and emotional benefits of abstinence from their drug of choice.
- - alcohol
- - benzodiazepines
- - meth
- - cocaine
and all other drugs.
Once stabilized, the resident is ready to begin a structured residential treatment program that can bring together the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the recovery process. The Camp’s goal is to provide the resident with all available resources to help recover and return to a healthy, drug-free life. For more information, contact our admissions department by calling 877-557-6237.