The very first step on the journey to recovery is admitting that you need help. This is an act of courage and strength, and Apex Recovery Nashville is here to help once you’ve made the decision. Treatment in our center typically begins with drug and alcohol detox. Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is often a challenging process, as the body needs time to readjust to functioning without the substance. Clients going through detox benefit from medical assistance to deal with the physical and psychological symptoms that occur when the body rids itself of drugs and alcohol. Our drug and alcohol detox center provides needed support and care during this time.
Typically, drug and alcohol detox in our center lasts for seven days. After completing detox, clients can transition into one of our other addiction treatment programs, such as our intensive outpatient program, with the support of our team.
What to Expect in Our Drug and Alcohol Detox Center
Once a client arrives at Apex Recovery Nashville, a doctor will oversee the detoxification process to provide proper supervision. Medications might be prescribed to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Our medical staff will also assess the client’s physical and psychological health and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Detox programs provide the foundation for recovery. After medical detox programs are complete, clients can enter therapy with services like individual counseling and group counseling to avoid future substance abuse.
Our primary goal during detox is to provide a safe, comfortable space for our clients while helping them find relief from withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. With the help of our medical staff and our holistic approach to detox, clients can get the support they need to start their journey to recovery.
Why Go Through Drug and Alcohol Detox in Our Center?
Withdrawal symptoms are often difficult to manage on your own. Going through detox with the support of our team gives clients access to 24/7 medical care and emotional support.
The type of withdrawal symptoms you experience depends on the substances you’ve been using, how long they’ve been used, and your level of dependency.
Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can include symptoms like:
Treatment and support during alcohol detox can help reduce the severity of these symptoms. We can prescribe Vivitrol, a medication that works to reduce the craving for alcohol, and other medications to manage specific symptoms.
Benzodiazepines are prescription medications like Valium or Xanax that have the potential for abuse due to their sedating and calming effects. Similar to alcohol detox, benzodiazepine detox without supervision can result in life-threatening complications.
Drug detoxification from benzodiazepines can produce:
- Anxiety or panic attacks
By getting support for detox in our center, clients can receive medications that reduce withdrawal symptoms and provide comfort during this difficult time.
Opiate and Opioid Detox
Opiate or opioid detox is notorious for producing flu-like symptoms. These intense effects can last up to a week.
The pain that clients experience during opiate withdrawal can intensify the desire to use again. Apex Recovery Nashville’s alcohol and drug detox center provides a comfortable and supportive environment that fosters a future of sobriety. Relapse is not inevitable—it’s avoidable.