We believe that addiction is a disease of the brain and body. The impact of alcohol and drugs on the brain is profound and can be long lasting. Abrupt cessation of alcohol and drugs without medical supervision can worsen the physical condition of a patient. Withdrawal then becomes the immediate crisis, and addiction (and the reasons for becoming addicted) will be addressed after alcohol or drug detoxification. Detox alone will not stop addiction or addictive behaviors. Best evidence-based practices recommend that a comprehensive, intensive substance abuse treatment program immediately follow detox.
There are hundreds of variations that comprise a patient’s addiction, whether it is alcoholism, a combination of alcohol and drugs, drug addiction, drug addiction and mental disorders, etc. The composition of every patient’s addiction is unique, including mental status, family-related dynamics, physical health, past traumas, and other relevant issues.
Our medical protocol and multidisciplinary treatment approach to detoxification and to drug and alcohol treatment provides patients with a safe, secure, confidential environment. Formally addressing life-threatening habits with trained addiction specialists is paramount to a sustainable recovery.
Lakeview Health Systems’ addiction treatment staff is equipped to meet the needs of each patient in our drug rehab setting. Reading more about the specific effects of substance abuse and withdrawal symptoms will help you prepare for treatment.