Detox, which is short for detoxification, is a safe and closely supervised process through which individuals can eliminate addictive substances from their bodies.
When a person has become addicted to alcohol, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, or another addictive substance, his or her body will adapt to the presence of this drug. When the individual attempts to stop using the drug, which is a necessary precursor to entering an addiction treatment center, his or her body will typically react with a variety of distressing and possibly dangerous symptoms. This experience is known as withdrawal.
When a person tries to stop abusing alcohol or another drug without professional help, the intense physical and psychological pain can be overwhelming, and can quickly push him or her back into the self-defeating cycle of substance abuse.
However, when an individual enters detox at an effective treatment center, he or she can receive medical and therapeutic support to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal, protect his or her health, and prepare him or her for a successful treatment experience.
Detox at Rolling Hills Hospital
The Rolling Hills detox program is designed for adult men and women, ages 18 and above, who have been incapable of ceasing their use of alcohol or other addictive substances prior to starting our inpatient treatment program. As is the case with all types and levels of treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital, detox services are customized according to the specific needs of each person who heals with us.
Depending on the nature and severity of a person’s substance use disorder, detox at our center in Ada, Oklahoma typically takes five to seven days. During an individual’s time in our detox program, he or she will be under the care of a team of experienced treatment professionals, including a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, physician assistants, nurses, and other experts as needed.
Certain prescription medications have proven to be safe and effective at alleviating many common withdrawal symptoms. If a person is struggling with an addiction to a drug whose withdrawal symptoms can be managed with such medications, they will be included in his or her personalized treatment plan.
Each person who enters detox at Rolling Hills Hospital will meet with our psychiatrist, who can prescribe these medications if necessary. Ongoing medication management services may be provided by members of our nursing staff, with additional psychiatrist appointments available as necessary throughout a person’s time in detox.
Therapy has also proved to be extremely beneficial to individuals who are completing detox. Individual and group therapy can help a person identify and address the issues that contributed to or were impacted by his or her substance abuse. Therapy can also help a person to develop the ability to manage withdrawal symptoms in a healthy and productive manner.
For these reasons, men and women who participate in detox at our Ada, OK, treatment center are encouraged to participate in therapy to the level that they are able.
Benefits of Detox
Safety and comfort are two of the most important immediate benefits of participating in detox at Rolling Hills Hospital. However, completing detox with us also offers the following immediate and long-term benefits:
Successful start to recovery: It is difficult to overstate the effectiveness of a positive mindset as a person pursues early recovery. When a person tries and fails to complete withdrawal on his or her own, the resultant sense of shame and guilt can undermine future efforts to overcome addiction. A successful detox experience allows a person to enter the next phase of treatment with improved strength and enhanced self-confidence.
Participation in therapy: As noted in the previous section, men and women who complete detox at Rolling Hills Hospital may participate in individual and group therapy while they are still in the detox program. Therapy can help a person to acquire the insights and develop the skills that will support the successful pursuit of lifelong recovery. Individual therapy is an ideal opportunity to receive personalized guidance from an experienced professional, while group therapy offers the additional benefit of establishing healthy connections with others who are in early recovery.
Continuity of care: When a person finishes his or her time in therapy at Rolling Hills Hospital, he or she can transition directly into inpatient programming without ever leaving the grounds of our Ada, OK, treatment center. This seamless transition ensures continuity of care, shields the individual from the stresses and pressures of everyday life, and prevents the risk of immediate relapse. Considerable research has documented that remaining in treatment following detox can significantly improve a person’s ability to achieve long-term recovery.
Continued support: Discharge planning is an essential component of treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital. We begin the discharge planning process the moment that a person enters treatment with us, and we continually review and revise this plan as necessary throughout an individual’s time with us. Individuals who complete both detox and inpatient programming with us will leave Rolling Hills Hospital with a thorough plan that documents his or her progress, identifies areas that merit ongoing attention, and provides referrals to resources that will allow him or her to maintain and build upon the success that he or she achieved while in our care.
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To learn more about detox at our center in Ada, Oklahoma, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our staff is available to speak with your 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to providing you with the information that you need in order to make the best decisions for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.