Medical Detox – The First Step To Recovery
We understand you have questions and concerns about the medical detox experience. Rest assured our goal is to ensure your comfort and safety with our physician-approved detox. Please be aware that you should never try to detox on your own. In some cases, withdrawal from alcohol and drugs can lead to life-threatening symptoms which require both medication and medical supervision.
Detox to Discharge and Beyond:
A Full Continuum of Care at Lakeview Health
Lakeview Health offers a comprehensive continuum of care several steps beyond what you find at most alcohol and substance use treatment centers. We’re equipped to take you from the first step of your recovery journey – which may be medical detox – all the way through treatment, discharge, re-entry into the world, and participation in our extensive alumni and social support system. This broad scope of service is the exception in treatment, not the rule.
What Is Medical Detox?
detox: de·tox noun
1. Shortened, informal variation of the word detoxification.
In alcohol and substance abuse treatment, detoxification is the process of removing dangerous by-products of drugs, alcohol, or other substances of abuse from the body, monitoring acute and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and preparing the mind and body for addiction treatment.