The addiction treatment process begins with detoxification, and most people need medical assistance to detox safely. A safe, medically-monitored detox program is a crucial part of overcoming addiction and may be the first step of the journey to recovery.

Understanding the Role of Detox

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Detox is the process in which the body abstains and rids itself of unhealthy substances. This is a necessary part of recovery, but it can also be challenging. Once detox begins and residents stop using drugs and alcohol, the body reacts by going through withdrawal. Eventually, the symptoms dissipate, leaving residents free from chemical and physical dependence.

While detox programs effectively target the most pressing physical aspect of addiction, this is only one piece of the puzzle. Further addiction treatment at New Bridge Foundation targets emotional, mental, and physiological concerns that lead to addiction. Detox, however, is necessary to begin the foundation for ongoing recovery.

Choosing the Right Detox Program

For most people, the only way to safely detox from drugs or alcohol is in a medically supervised detox environment. Trying to detox at home, even with the support of friends and family, is difficult. Doing so can risk one’s health as well as the chance of lasting sobriety.

In our detox program, residents are monitored continuously. When withdrawal symptoms appear, medical professionals are there to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, increase comfort, and reduce health risks.

As addiction experts, our professionals at New Bridge Foundation utilize the best medical interventions and medication-assisted treatments (MAT) to make sure the detoxification process is safe and easy. Our medical professionals offer resources, boost comfort, and monitor your symptoms and progress. They enhance the detox experience and make it a safer part of the recovery journey. Detox services include:

  • Physical exam
  • Physical oversight
  • Medical history
  • Constant monitoring
  • Stabilization planning
  • Preparation for ongoing recovery

Clients who feel physically able to do so attend individual and group counseling sessions, acupuncture, and many other scheduled activities.

After Detox: What Comes Next

The duration of detox depends largely upon the specific addiction. Most detoxes are completed in 3-10 days. However, it’s important to remember that detox isn’t a cure for addiction. It’s the first step, and recovery requires additional addiction treatment programs.

At New Bridge Foundation, we have several options for residents ready to build on the success of their detoxification process. Individuals can choose from either short or long-term residential treatment options.

A detox program is one of the best ways to begin the road to recovery. At New Bridge Foundation, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we offer many different programs to begin the journey to lasting recovery. Call 866-772-8491.