Our Detoxification Process
It takes a great deal of courage to decide to let go of your drug of choice and seek recovery. We understand that the process can bring a lot of uncertainty and fear, particularly around the detoxification process.
Although detoxification is usually a short process lasting from 4-10 days, it lays the foundation for your recovery program.
Detoxification alone is not an answer to your addiction problems, but it is an essential first step. Addictions do not develop overnight. The person with an addiction develops unhealthy patterns of behavior that must be broken and the underlying causes of the behavior must be addressed.
With years of experience providing successful addiction treatment services, Focus Treatment Center understands the challenges faced by those struggling with addiction in their journey to become sober and stay sober. Patients will not only learn how to abstain from mood-altering substances but learn to do so in a safe, welcoming, respectful, and empowering environment.
Our supportive, medically-based detoxification program assists in clearing substances out of your body safely and efficiently.
When you enter treatment to quit an addiction to prescription pain medication, heroin, or other drugs and alcohol, we understand that this decision can be overwhelming for you and your support system. One of the biggest obstacles to beginning treatment is fear of the withdrawal symptoms that can occur during the detoxification process but, here at Focus Treatment Center those fears can be put to rest. Our goal is not only for your detoxification to be successful and safe, but also that it is as comfortable as possible.
Your medically monitored detoxification program will be directed by a physician and you will be provided nursing care 24 hours a day. The program is based on the type, amount, and length of time that the individual has abused the substance. Based on these factors, detoxification may be necessary and if so, an individual medical protocol will be established specifically for you. You may be prescribed medication to help with any withdrawal symptoms you may have.
Our whole person care modalities help ease physical problems, calm the mind, and allay anxiety to allow healing to begin.
During this crucial phase of treatment, we will monitor you closely. This detoxification process will allow your neurological system to re-adjust and return to more normal functioning. As you break the habits of abusing substances, you will begin to restore your health. Our physicians and nurses will work hard to manage and ease any withdrawal symptoms as well as any other co-occurring medical problems that you may have. We are aware of the volume of physical complaints often verbalized by the patients in detoxification but also recognize the importance of the therapeutic interaction in helping patients understand distorted thinking. We will provide you with therapies to ease the effects of the withdrawal processes and help redirect thoughts away from somatic complaints with supportive and sympathetic feedback.
Individual therapy sessions with Master’s or Ph.D. level primary therapist
Treatment team meeting to discuss individualized needs every week
Family therapy in person or via Skype or conference call
Discharge planning for lasting recovery, including relapse prevention
Daily process groups led by Master’s or Ph.D. level therapist
Daily 12 step meetings
Life skills training (including DBT, ACT and FBT approaches)
Mindfulness, self-awareness, and stress management
Nutritional education and meal planning, as needed
Yoga and dance/movement therapy
Art and expressive therapy
Weekly therapeutic outings
Intensive relapse prevention
Therapeutic community meetings
YMCA outings three times a week
Family programming and family weekends
Psychiatric services/medication management
Dual diagnosis treatment
Medical monitoring 24 hours a day by licensed nursing staff
Assistance with FMLA and other medical leave documentation