Detoxification is a process that purges toxic substances from your body.
The goal is to begin to overcome your physical and psychological dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs.
But "detox" is not recovery. The psychological dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs remains long after the physical symptoms of withdrawal have faded away.
Although detox is not recovery, it is an important first step. It allows your body to return to a substance-free state.
As your body returns to normal you experience the painful symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms may be relatively mild -- tremors and insomnia. Or they may be quite dangerous including life-threatening seizures, and delirium.
This process can be completed safely and more comfortably when you seek the help of a doctor and the support of a detox program.
Our goal is to keep you comfortable and safe as you begin your journey to recovery.
A residential addiction treatment program creates an environment where healing can begin. Some treatment programs exist in institutional settings. They look and feel like hospitals. Others exist in luxurious settings. They look and feel like you are going on vacation.
Some people may find a hospital setting builds their confidence in the competence of the program. Others have grown accustomed to and can afford a certain standard of living that feels natural to them.
Our setting is in a home for people who feel uncomfortable in a hospital setting. Frankly, after the financial devastation that follows addiction, most people can't afford the cost of luxury.
Our goal is to equip you for success in recovery. You need a clean, healthful environment to heal. The principle: “Clutter on the outside, clutter on the inside” rings true in our experience.
Intervention is a process. It is not an event.
Now that you have a treatment plan, the next step is to figure how to speak to someone active in an addiction. The challenge is to speak to someone in a way that does not activate the shame he or she already feels.
A good intervention plan takes into account the person's motivation for recovery. It addresses the person's denial system. It has a treatment plan ready. It is prepared to respond to a variety of different responses a person may have to an invitation to seek help with recovery.
We can help your design a intervention process that really works.
Once you have an intervention plan, it is time to engage the process of helping your loved one come to terms with his or her addiction.
The emotions run high when the addiction has caused so much damage to relationships..
We have found that having a trained facilitator present to carry and contain the emotion of the intervention prevents the process from spinning out of control. The goal, after all, is not to alienate the person struggling with an addiction, but to empower them to get the help they need to recovery.
We can facilitate an intervention to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome for all.