Medical Detox and Addiction Recovery
Medical detox is an essential first step on every long-term journey of healing – but it is crucial to understand that it is only the first step. Medical detox never serves as a standalone addiction treatment option, no matter mild the substance abuse disorder might seem. In order to be effective detox must be followed up immediately with the next appropriate level of clinical care, which is often inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. What can one expect from detox? Detox centers like CuraSouth are dedicated to providing clients with a safe and pain-free withdrawal as they work towards physical stabilization. Symptoms associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal are effectively treated as soon as they develop, and client comfort is always prioritized. However, at CuraSouth we believe that the first stage of treatment should be about more than detoxing in a secure and closely monitored environment. We ensure that our clients are prepared for continued success in sobriety by providing them with a range of integrated services and programs.
Major health insurance providers like Independence BCBS cover more than the initial stage of substance abuse treatment. They cover the entire process from start to finish, which most commonly includes the following:
- A short-term stay in an inpatient detox center, where the client undergoes drug or alcohol withdrawal. The stay in detox typically ranges from three days to two full weeks, depending on the severity of the substance abuse disorder and the presence of any underlying physical or psychological issues.
- A transition into the next appropriate level of care, which is usually inpatient or residential addiction treatment. Inpatient treatment generally lasts for between 28 days and three months depending on the unique needs of each individual client.
- A continuation of clinical care in a Partial Hospitalization (PHP) program, and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program or an Outpatient (OP) program.
- A long-term plan for continuing care, which includes daily 12-step program involvement, a continuation of individual therapy and family therapy, and psychiatric services whenever a dual diagnosis disorder exists.