Substance abuse is at an all-time high in the U.S. From the opioid crisis to the recent resurgence in heroin addiction, substance abuse in America has reached epic proportions. According to experts, one in every seven Americans struggles with addiction. That’s an astonishing number — more than 40 million people. That’s more than the number of people who have diabetes, cancer, and even heart disease. If you are one of the millions struggling with a substance abuse problem, Amatus Recovery Centers has an answer for you: a stay at a drug and alcohol detox center.
What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox?
Detoxification — often shorted to “detox” — refers to the process by which we eliminate harmful substances from our bodies. Detox is a necessary first step in bringing any severe substance abuse problem to a stop. Attempting to detox without supervision is not just dangerous because it is more likely to lead to relapse. Depending on the substance and the severity of the addiction, it can be deadly.
Being addicted to a substance means that your brain and body are accustomed to functioning with that substance present and active. When you suddenly reduce or take away that substance, it stands to reason that you will experience mental and physical consequences. When it comes to successful recovery, the discomfort of withdrawal is one of the main reasons that relapse when they are trying to stop or reduce their use; this is to be expected. In addition to the physical and mental craving for the substance, you can expect to experience nausea, dizziness, and headaches, as well as mood swings, restlessness, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. In extremely severe cases, you can also have seizures, heart attacks, or even strokes. This is yet another reason that a drug and alcohol detox center is absolutely necessary in most cases.
Medically Supervised Detox at Amatus Recovery Centers
But medically supervised detox does not have to be as unpleasant as it is often made out to be. For all of the difficulty associated with detox, that physical discomfort is comparatively short-lived. Psychologically, detox is an enormous milestone. Many of our alumni have even commented that they look back on it fondly as it represents them taking control of their addiction and making those critical first steps on the road to recovery.
But what is it about Amatus Recovery Centers that makes our approach to detox so different? There are many answers. First, our highly trained medical staff specializes in diagnosing and treating co-occurring disorders. This process is often referred to as “dual-diagnosis.” The fact is, a significant number of people battling addiction suffer from underlying mental issues that affect and fuel their addiction. The specialists at Amatus Recovery know from experience that patients suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or personality disorders are statistically more likely to develop addiction issues and to need drug and alcohol detox as a result. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we customize your treatment program to meet your mental health needs as well as your physical needs.
Learn More at Amatus Recovery Center’s Detox Centers
Amatus Recovery Centers runs several drug and alcohol detox centers across the U.S. Among these are:
- Atlanta Detox Center in Riverdale, GA
- Midwest Detox Center in Maumee, OH, just outside of Toledo
- Ohio Detox Center in Toledo, OH
- Serenity House Detox Center Florida with campuses in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL
- Serenity House Detox Center Houston in Houston, TX
And for the subsequent stages of rehabilitation or for people whose addiction treatment does not require detox, we also have many other facilities, including:
- Awakenings Recovery Center in Hagerstown, MD
- Blueprint Recovery Center in Concord, NH
- Foundations Recovery Center in Woodlawn, MD, right outside of Baltimore
- Fresh Start Recovery Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland
- Georgia Addiction Treatment Center in Peachtree City, GA, just south of Atlanta
- Midwest Recovery Center in Toledo, OH
- Ohio Treatment Center in Maumee, OH, just outside of Toledo
Learn more about our drug and alcohol detox centers by reaching out to Amatus Recovery Centers online, or by contacting us at 833.631.0525. We can give you the tools you need to free yourself from drugs and alcohol.