Once a drug or alcohol problem becomes a part of your everyday life, it’s increasingly difficult to cut back or stop using on your own. Drug cravings, your surrounding environment and daily habits and routines all work together to keep the addiction alive. Florida rehab centers offer ways to help you break the cycle of substance abuse, which starts with detox.
Detox puts a stop to the drug’s (or alcohol’s) effects on the body, which is essential to overcoming an addiction problem. As important a step as detox is, it’s still just a first step in the addiction treatment process. Many Florida rehab centers offer detox, but not all of them do.
Understanding how the addiction treatment process works can help you choose a Florida rehab center that offers the level of detox support you need.
How the Addiction Treatment Process Works
By the time an addiction of any kind develops, both the body and the mind have come to need the drug’s effect to work normally. This means cutting back or stopping substance use will not only cause physical problems, but also mental and emotional problems, some of which include:
- Confused thinking
- Drug cravings
The addiction treatment process works to restore the body and mind back to normal. This takes time and happens in stages rather than all at once.
Some Florida rehab centers only treat the first stage of recovery. Other programs may specialize in treating other stages of the recovery process and may or may not offer detox services.
Types of Florida Addiction Rehab Centers
Inpatient Rehab Centers
Inpatient-based rehab centers are set up to treat the most severe forms of addiction. For instance, years of heroin abuse can cause widespread damage throughout the body. In turn, serious medical and psychological problems tend to develop along the way, which makes the addiction problem much harder to treat.
These programs take place within a hospital-based setting so they can offer a range of different services, some of which include:
- Medical care
- Mental health care
- Group therapy
- One-on-one psychotherapy
Since addiction can vary in severity from person-to-person, inpatient rehab can vary in terms of treatment duration, ranging from 30 to 60 to 90 day programs. Ultimately, these programs are designed to provide a solid foundation in the recovery process so many of them do offer detox.
Residential Rehab Centers
Florida residential rehab centers focus on helping you develop the type of thinking, habits and routines that make a sober lifestyle possible. These programs operate within a live-in treatment setting where you attend therapy and support group sessions throughout the day.
As part of the addiction treatment process, residential rehab can be a second step in recovery for people coming off moderate to severe addiction problems. While detox is a prerequisite for entering these types of programs, residential rehab centers typically don’t provide detox as part of their service offerings.
Outpatient Rehab Centers
Unlike inpatient and residential-based programs, outpatient rehab centers allow you to live at home while attending treatment sessions several times a week. Outpatient programs offer many of the same services as inpatient and residential programs. The main difference is living at home means much of the work involved with staying clean and sober falls on you.
Depending on how any one program is set up, some outpatient programs do offer detox rehab. Considering how most of your time will be spent on your own, the treatment provided is more along the lines of support and guidance.
Partial Hospitalization Rehab Centers
Partial hospitalization rehab centers act as a type of middle ground between residential and outpatient care. While you don’t actually live at the facility, you may spend anywhere from four to eight hours a day, three to five times a week, attending treatment sessions.
Since partial hospitalization rehab programs take a more in-depth approach to outpatient care, not all of them offer detox services.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Florida Rehab Center
All Florida rehab centers help you work towards one primary goal: staying clean and sober. The various program types differ in terms of which stage of recovery they treat. With this in mind, it helps to consider the particulars of your situation when choosing a program that offers detox.
In effect, the problems caused by addiction in your life offer valuable clues as to which rehab center can best address your treatment needs. Problems to watch for include:
- How often you abuse drugs and alcohol and how much you use
- Signs of mental health issues, such as depression and severe anxiety
- Serious medical problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- If you’ve already gone through one or more rounds of rehab in the past
Choosing Between Florida Rehab Centers That Do Offer Detox
If you’re coming off a severe addiction problem, detox withdrawal will likely be difficult. Likewise, if you’ve developed serious emotional problems and/or serious medical problems, these conditions make detox withdrawal all the more harder to bear.
Under these conditions, an inpatient-based program is best equipped to get you through the detox stage of recovery.
If you have work or family obligations to meet and have a strong support system at home, an outpatient-based detox program may be all you need to break substance-abusing patterns in your daily life. Since you’ll be living at home during detox, your home environment can make or break your recovery success. For these reasons, outpatient rehab should only be considered if you’re dealing with a mild addiction problem or you’re still at the early stages of substance abuse.
MAT, or medication-assisted treatment programs use medication therapies to treat severe withdrawal symptoms. Currently, MAT programs treat opiate and alcohol-based addictions and operate on an inpatient and outpatient basis depending on the program you choose.
If you’re recovering from a severe opiate or alcohol addiction problem, medication therapies can work wonders at helping you overcome the level of severe withdrawal and drug cravings that detox can bring.
If you have any further questions about Florida rehab center treatment options, or need help finding a detox center that’s right for you, please don’t hesitate to call our helpline at 800-978-3148 to speak with one of our program counselors.