Detox is a medical intervention that manages an individual safely through the process of acute withdrawal. It is an important first step; however, it is not treatment. A recovery program helps to identify and address barriers to recovery that exist in each individual and puts into place a plan that supports long term recovery. At Global Medical Detox supportive care is available to prepare each individual patient to transition to a treatment program of their choice. Recovery options are multiple and often making a meaningful choice is confusing and at times frustrating. Each patient will work with a counselor to help make sense of the current circumstances, evaluate prior treatment experiences, and in partnership, work to develop a comprehensive initial treatment plan to follow. At Global Medical Detox supportive care includes:
Evaluating and selecting detox services can be confusing and frustrating. After all, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in general, are widely misunderstood by healthcare professionals and the public alike. Everyone has an opinion, many are well meaning, but contradictions in advice are plentiful and the fear factor can be paralyzing. Whether you find yourself in this situation personally, or you are researching for a friend or loved one, the task can be daunting. At Global Medical Detox we are here to provide support, information, and advice that will help these first steps to be less overwhelming and more reassuring.
Now for some basic information, the term Substance Use Disorder (SUD), commonly referred to as addiction, refers to a condition in which the use of substances leads to clinically and functionally significant impairment or distress and using continues despite consequences. Other terms and words associated with addiction include; craving, relapse, progression, chronic, and genetics to name a few.