Detox at JourneyPure Bowling Green
When in our drug and alcohol detox in Kentucky, patients will have access to several different services. Around-the-clock medical care, physical and mental health assessments, therapy and medication-assisted treatment.
One of the many factors that lead to the continuation of addiction for addicts and alcoholics is an overwhelming fear of having to go through the withdrawal process. This fear is one that is completely understandable, considering that withdrawal symptoms can be tremendously uncomfortable and can cause all sorts of physical and psychological difficulties. However, this fear oftentimes is misplaced because many addicts and alcoholics have only experienced withdrawal symptoms on their own and have never sought out professional help for this matter.
The reasons that an addict or alcoholic would choose to attempt the detox process on their own, rather than seeking professional help are numerous. Some are ashamed that they have fallen into the position where they are physically addicted to substances and they do not want anyone to know that they are struggling, while others simply believe that they can fight addiction on their own. Regardless of the reasoning behind this thought process, it is important to understand that when it comes to detox, an individual should never attempt to do this alone.
For some substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, the withdrawal symptoms could prove fatal if the proper medical support is not available, and for other substances, the uncomfortability can be such that the individual will go back to using if they do not have professionals around them to support and encourage them.
At JourneyPure Bowling Green, our goal is to aid you in the detox process in any way we can. We strive to create a safe and secure space where you can make it through your withdrawal symptoms successfully and on to a life of long-term sustained recovery. The staff at Bowling Green is aware of the many issues that may come up during the detox process, and they know what it is like to be afraid of experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They have an intimate understanding of what it is that you are currently experiencing, both mentally and physically, and because of this, they are poised to be there for you in this turbulent time.
What is Detox for Substance Abuse?
Detox is the part of the substance abuse treatment program, where the individual stops using drugs and alcohol and allows their bodies to return to a normal drug-free state. This is one of the most important parts of the substance abuse treatment program because without going through the detox process and being rid of all mind and mood-altering substances, an individual will not be able to continue on in recovery with a sober mind and body.
Many individuals who are attempting the detox process are frightened of what will come. Some are frightened because they have experienced withdrawal symptoms in the past and they do not want to go through the process again, while others have trepidations because they are not sure what to expect. They may have lived with their addiction for years, if not decades, and they have grown accustomed to a life that is centered around substance abuse. With this in mind, our Bowling Green Detox seeks to offer a comfortable place where individuals can experience the detox process, and they can get the support they so desperately need. Individuals who attend detox will be surrounded by understanding and knowledgeable staff that can support them in their time of need and can help to guide them through the detox process.
Why is Detox Important?
Ensuring that the newly sober individual has 24-hour care is of the utmost importance, due to the fact that withdrawal symptoms from certain substances, like alcohol and benzodiazepines, can prove fatal if the proper medical care is not given. For these substances, attempting to go through the detox process on your own and without the proper medication, could result in seizures, delirium tremens or a myriad of other medical complications.
Other substances that do not produce fatal withdrawal symptoms, like opioids, cocaine, and amphetamines, can produce highly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This means that 24-hour care, like the kind offered at our Bowling Green Detox, is incredibly important so that symptoms can be managed and mitigated, and the proper support can be put in place to deal with urges as they arise.
One of the main reasons that many self-detoxes fail is because the individual is drawn back into substance use in order to alleviate their withdrawal symptoms. When attempting to detox on your own, there is no failsafe in place and many times there is no support available when urges do arise. However, by attending a detox facility, you will be given all of the support and care you need, in order to talk out your urges, and medications that can help to deal with any residual physical symptoms.
So while making the choice to enter into detox is never an easy one, understand that it is the first step on your journey to freedom, and the free step to your new way of life. Leaving behind an old way of life for a new one is oftentimes frightening but by attending detox before additional treatment, you give yourself the best possible chance at making it through the detox phase of recovery, to the life of sobriety that you have always wanted.
Finding The Right Detox For You
If you think that you or your loved one may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you believe that they need detox, then call the professionals at JourneyPure Bowling Green today. Our trained, caring, and knowledgeable staff is standing by to help you in any way that they can. They know exactly what it is that you are currently going through and they want nothing more but to help you through this trying time.