Questions & Answers
Do I Need To Detox?
If you cannot control or stop using alcohol or drugs and your use is affecting your life adversely regarding health, self esteem, family, employment, friends even law enforcement it’s probably time to consider a recovery program for yourself.
The first step after deciding to take control of your life back is to detox. Detoxing from an addiction is the first step in changing your life.
A “cold turkey” approach is not recommended because of the physical problems that may arise. In our experience people who try going cold turkey usually disappoint themselves and relapse. Detox should never be attempted at home or without medical supervision at a licensed detox treatment facility.
At True Life Recovery we medically manage your detox stay and provide you with as pain free and safe experience as possible. We manage the physical effects of withdrawal, give you a safe comfortable supportive environment with proper food and fluids.
What is an Addiction?
Addiction is a complicated, irrational and multi-faceted disease. Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that is persisting, recurring and difficult to stop.
Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of will power. Nobody chooses to be an addict.
Experimenting with drugs and alcohol may lead to addiction in certain people. People basically use drugs or alcohol to relax, escape or reward themselves. A potential addiction occurs and is more likely in people who have an addictive personality caused by biology, environment or socially or are predisposed through heredity. These people don’t just feel good after using they feel so good they chase the feeling and the substance.
Signs of Addiction:
- Increased Tolerance & Intense Urges
- Physical or Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms
- Negative Consequences
- Unsuccessful Attempts to Stop
- Too Much Time Spent Seeking Next High
- Addiction without the proper professional help can be terminal.
Can I keep My Detox A Secret?
For anyone worried that the wrong person will find out that you are going through a detox program don’t be. Deciding to become clean and sober is a very personal issue and we highly respect individual rights. We do not give out personal information, have and maintain a very strict confidentiality policy.
What is Medically Managed Detox?
Medically managed detox is considered the safest means of detox by assisting with a person’s withdrawal symptoms for a more comfortable detoxification. A person is given medical detox drugs to assist them during their withdrawal. A medical staff is on sight 24 hours a day to assist patients and closely monitor their recovery.
All patients are different and react differently and therefore treated individually for their particular situation.
Our professionals are on the premises to provide and ensure that each and every patient is the most comfortable and safely detoxed from drugs or alcohol.
How Long Does Detox Treatment Take?
Detoxification from drugs or alcohol varies depending on the type, the level of abuse and the individual client’s health.
In general detox will take from several days to a couple weeks.
When you speak with one of our True Life Recovery representatives they will begin to assess your dependency and will give you a good idea of what timeline to expect to stay.
What Are The Costs?
Costs include 24 hour supervision and monitoring, room and board in a private or shared room, intake evaluation, medicinal drugs, medical supervision, counseling and therapy sessions as well as nutritious food freshly prepared daily.
We accept most insurance plans and will work with patients so that treatment costs are not a limiting factor to individuals who want to improve their health and well being by getting clean.
Costs do vary as each detox program is different for every individual.
What Are The Steps To My Addiction Recovery?
When an individual determines to live life clean and sober the first step is detox.
The next phase is abstinense phase. Lasting recovery means behavioral changes that support your journey. Talking it out in a private or public support system will assist in recovery.
Active involvement in support groups such as AA http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa
Or NA narcotics anonymous https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
SMART recovery for people who don’t feel admitting they are helpless or giving power to a higher power is also an alternative http://www.smartrecovery.org/meetings_db/view/showalpha_state.php?search=C
There are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers also available to assist individuals to learn new coping skills and focus on their recovery. As well, your religious organization may be of great support.
Addiction is a chronic disease, therefore the goal is a long term successful management of the disease.
Thinking Positively About Change
The mind is a very powerful tool. Staying positive during recovery will negate a negative self-defeating attitude and potential relapse. While you are creating a new life for yourself it’s important to change your negative self-talk and criticism to self-knowledge and awareness.
- Discovering your strengths and virtues
- Learn how to become optimistic
- Journal grateful feelings
- Research nutrition and become the healthiest you have ever been
- Master a hobby that is relaxing or challenging
- Find your own spirituality
- Start a physical exercise regime to increase dopamine levels and combat depression
- Giving to others can also be therapuetic
- Give yourself permission to be happy, google happiness!
Looking back on addiction as one of the best things that ever happened to you is a real positive possibility. Living a life clean and sober is something to be extremely proud of and a tremendous accomplishment.
Let us assist you by taking the first step at True Life Recovery