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What If I Don’t Need Detox But Still Want To Go To Rehab?

The most common route to recovery is going to detox first, which is then succeeded by going to rehab. However, not everyone needs to go to detox as a prerequisite to going to rehab. Rehabs do not require you to go to a detox facility or go through their detox program before proceeding to rehab if you do not need detox.

There are several reasons why you may not need detox before going to rehab:

• Your addiction has not progressed to the physiological point, which is where you need to use the substance to feel normal; it is only psychological.
• You have already gone through detox in a hospital, jail, or at home.
• You are not addicted to a substance; you are addicted to a compulsive behavior (e.g. gambling, internet, sex, self-harm, shopping, eating, etc.)

The Purpose of Detox Before Rehab

Addiction is both a physiological and psychological disease. Detox mostly addresses the physiological component, and rehab mostly addresses the psychological component. Addiction is a physiological disease because the repeated use of the substance results in the body developing a new homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s regular internal state. The addicted body’s homeostasis is having the addictive substance in its system. If it does not receive the addictive substance, it reacts by going into fatal, violent withdrawal. People who are progressed in their addictions cannot quit cold turkey; they need to go through withdrawal under medical supervision. Otherwise, they can die or develop long-term complications (e.g. seizures). Withdrawal also includes psychological symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.). Psychological support is also available at most detox programs. However, the major psychological work is done at rehab through a variety of therapies.

Genesis House is located in Lake Worth, Florida. We offer a variety of programs, including a detox program. All clients are evaluated by the medical team at the detox center upon arrival. If it’s ruled out that you do not need detox, you will not be forced to go through the detox program. However, if it is determined that you do need detox, the length of time you will spend in detox can range from a few days to two weeks. The length of time it will take for you to detox depends on your age, health, addictive substances, and longevity of your addiction.

If you or your loved is interested in Genesis House or have general questions about addiction, detox, and/or recovery, call us today at 800-737-0933

How To Solve Your Pain Problems By Going To a Detox Center

Millions of Americans suffer addiction to opiates and other pain medications. The recent uptick in the number of people suffering addiction to these drugs stems from many causes. When individuals experience severe pain from injuries or illnesses, doctors often must prescribe medications that contain highly addictive properties.

For patients who suffer from acute pain that is short lived, these drugs often present no addiction problem. The drug serves its purpose—masking the pain—so that patients can rest and recover. However, when patients are confronted with an injury or illness that causes chronic pain, they often must remain on these medications for months or years. When these medications are taken for that length of time, addiction often results.

Addiction results largely from tolerance. Because the body becomes accustomed to these drugs over time, the pain masking effect becomes weaker. The doctor then must prescribe an increased dosage. This results in the patient developing an even higher dependency on the drug. Patients may also develop cross tolerance, which is a tolerance to all opioid drugs, not just the specific one they have taken.

High levels of dependency result in severe withdrawal symptoms when the patient needs to stop taking the medication. Some common withdrawal symptoms include cravings, restlessness, moodiness, insomnia, goose bumps, diarrhea, rapid heart beat, and high blood pressure. These symptoms often grow severe, making it difficult or impossible for patients to stop taking the drug.

Detox helps solve your pain problem

During medically supervised detox, clients receive treatment for withdrawal symptoms. Generally, withdrawal symptoms last from a few days to several weeks. The withdrawal process depends greatly on the individual’s chemical makeup. It also depends upon the type of drug used, as well as the length and quantity of use.

Detox staff prescribes medication that reduces withdrawal symptoms. This allows patients to recover safely and comfortably. Medically supervised detox also involves treatment and monitoring of underlying medical issues.

Because many people withdrawing from medications like Vicodin or OxyContin are experiencing difficult injuries or illnesses, ongoing treatment of those medical issues is necessary. For detox to be successful, patients must not only recover from the withdrawal symptoms but also feel comfortable that their pain is manageable. This prevents relapse.

Chronic pain results from many injuries and illnesses. Though treatment with pain relieving drugs is often necessary, these medicines often leave patients in a state of drug dependency. If you or you loved one has become addicted to pain medication, our counselors are available 24 hours a day. Call 800-737-0933