The Importance Of A Malibu Detox Center In Recovery
Sometimes we hear the words recovery and detoxification used as if they were one and the same. It is important to understand that detoxification, or more often just detox, is the first step in treatment, not the entire treatment.
At our Malibu detox center, we provide a specific program of support to help you to get through this challenge. For most of our clients detox is the most physically and emotionally draining part of the entire rehab process. Our trained and experienced medical staff and addiction recovery specialists are here to help each step in the process.
What is Detox?
All our clients will spend their first few days in our Malibu detox center. This is an essential component as it gives the body time to adjust to the lack of drugs or alcohol in the system. During detox, you will experience withdrawal symptoms that can be mild to severe. You will also experience strong urges to use again, and we can provide support and assistance with medications to help to curb both urges as well as the symptoms.
Depending on several factors, including the length of time of use, last use and types of drugs in the system, those in detox may experience a range of different symptoms. This is also true for those in detox for alcohol, and the symptoms for alcohol detox can be very pronounced.
What to Expect
Most of our clients will go through detox in three to ten days, but some may require longer. During this time, and depending on your overall health and the factors mentioned above, clients may experience:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Shakes and tremors
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hot and cold sweats or flashes
- Weakness, fatigue or insomnia
- Agitation and irritation
- Mood swings
- Lack of appetite
Our staff at the Malibu detox center will be able to work with you to understand what is happening in your body. You will also be medically supervised and supported, and you will also be provided with supplements and nutritional meals to help your body to begin to heal.
In many ways, detox is like a fresh start. You are flushing all the toxins out of the body and allowing your metabolism and brain chemistry to function without the effects of the drug or alcohol.
Once you complete detox, you will find your energy returns, and you can think and focus clearly. You will also be able to participate more fully in all the events and activities at Seasons In Malibu, providing positive experiences and a clean and sober start.