Many people are unaware of medical detox as an Orlando addiction treatment. However, medical detox is one of the best possible treatments a person can choose when trying to overcome an addiction. In fact, medical detox is one of the safest ways to overcome an addiction. Medical detox is also one of the most successful addiction treatments in Orlando.
If you would like help finding Orlando addiction treatment options, call Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando at 407-358-6225.
Knowing and Understanding Orlando Addiction Treatment Options
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is often misunderstood by the general public and people with drug or alcohol addictions alike. One of the biggest misconceptions regarding addiction is in reference to detox. Many people assume that detox is the same thing as addiction treatment as a whole. However, the reality is far different. Alcohol detox is only part of the addiction treatment process and should never be used as one's only drug or alcohol addiction treatment option.
Alcohol detoxification is meant to be the first of several steps in the addiction treatment process. This treatment is designed to get chemical substances out of the person's body without allowing that person to resume using the drug to replenish it. Of course, when a person is addicted to a substance and quits consuming it, they will go through withdrawals. These withdrawals are the mind and body's reaction to being without the addicted substance.
Medical Detox: What Makes It Different From Other Options
When most people think of detoxing, they think of a cold turkey detox where a person just suddenly quits using the addicted substance and fights their way through withdrawals on their own. While this is, indeed, one way to go about the process, there is also another way.
Medical detox is a process that takes place in hospitals or Orlando addiction treatment centers. This occurs under the direct care of doctors and nurses who are highly trained in treating and managing the symptoms of withdrawal and who can help to manage the detox process (making it slow and gradual). This management of the process occurs through the use of prescription drugs administered at certain points in the process to help ease the brain and body into sobriety.
Detox Is Only One Component Treatment
When a person goes through detox, they are addressing one side of the addiction that they have to drugs or alcohol. Detox deals with the physical addiction that a person has to drugs or alcohol by forcing the brain and nervous system to rewire themselves and learn to exist without the addicted drug or alcohol. In essence, when a person becomes physically addicted to a substance, it occurs because of the ways the chemical substance interacts with the brain and nervous system. The signals the drug sends tell these systems how to act, and when the drug is frequently abused, these systems adjust to accommodate the substance in the body. As such, the brain and nervous system forget how to function without the drug. Detox forces them to relearn how.
However, this process alone is not addiction treatment as a whole. If a person does not get treatment for the mental side of their addiction immediately following the completion of detox, they will inevitably relapse shortly thereafter. Treatments like group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and art therapy will deal with the mental side of addiction and ensure the best chance at a full recovery.
To learn more about the addiction treatment options that are available, call Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando at 407-358-6225.