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Q & A’s

Taking the first step in addiction treatment can be filled with anxiety, trepidation and many questions. To help you get started on your journey, we have provided some of the inquiries we hear most often, as well as the answers we typically give clients, prospective clients and family members:

What is detoxification?
Detoxification, also referred to as detox, is the process of removing the toxins from the body that have accumulated due to substance abuse and dependency. It takes time for the body to metabolize drugs or alcohol entirely, allowing the individual to move into the next step of addiction treatment. Detox encompasses physical, mental and psychological aspects that are all associated with addiction.
Why is detox important?
Until the substances are eliminated from the system, it is difficult to move forward with addiction treatment. Detox must be completed to alleviate the physical dependency on the substance while beginning to address the psychological aspects of addiction as well.

When someone addicted to drugs or alcohol stops using the substance, the body can go into what is known as withdrawal. Withdrawal can be accompanied by very uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous symptoms. Supervised detox ensures the individual is kept as comfortable as possible throughout the withdrawal process while addressing any medical needs as they arise to make the process both safe and successful.

Does detox differ with different substances?
Detox will be different for every individual, based on the type of substance abused and the amount that the person was regularly taking. More substance in the body at the time of detox can mean a more intense and longer-lasting withdrawal. Some of the most challenging substances to detox from include alcohol, benzodiazepines and opioids. Withdrawal symptoms may require medical intervention to ensure a safe detox process.
What are the benefits of detox treatment?
In addition to the safety factor supervised detox provides, this treatment helps clients to focus on their addiction treatment right from the very first day of stopping the substance. At The Gardens Wellness Center, we offer medical protocols as well as psychological therapies to help clients address the underlying issues of addiction at all angles. The ability to make clients as comfortable as possible throughout detox also assists in creating a successful process. Once clients complete their treatment at Gardens Wellness Center, they are prepared and equipped for the next step in their treatment journey.
How long does it take to complete detox?
The timing for detox may range anywhere from a few days to a week or more. The duration of the process is dependent on different factors, including the severity of the addiction, the substance of abuse and how the individual responds to treatment. At The Gardens Wellness Center, we do not believe in rushing our clients through the detox process; rather, we feel it necessary to provide ample time to help them eliminate the toxins and prepare for the recovery work that lies ahead.
Why choose Gardens Wellness Center for my detox treatment?
At The Gardens Wellness Center, our clients are treated as individuals, not just another number. We take the time to get to know each client so that we can tailor treatment to their direct needs. Our comprehensive treatment program includes medical protocols, psychological therapies and holistic modalities to address every aspect of our clients’ addictions. We do not rush anyone through detox but continue to work with them as long as necessary to ensure they are fully prepared for the next step in their treatment process.
What do I need to bring for my detox treatment?
When you decide to do your detox treatment at Gardens Wellness Center, we will provide you with a complete packing list to help you know what to bring and what to leave home during your stay. It is vital that you feel comfortable throughout your time here so that you can focus solely on the detox process. Loose-fitting, modest clothing and alcohol-free toiletries are just a few of the items we recommend you bring along as you begin your recovery journey.
What happens after detox?
While detox is an essential first step in the treatment process, detox alone does not provide the best likelihood of long-term sobriety. Once you have completed treatment with us, we will help you get into a rehabilitation facility so that you can continue the recovery process. We are connected to reputable treatment facilities and will ensure your transition to residential or outpatient treatment is a positive and successful one.

Detoxification is a big step that is often wrought with anxiety and fear about what the process might entail. At Gardens Wellness Center, we understand the uncertainty surrounding detox and will work with you to ensure the best possible experience. To get started on your recovery journey today, contact Gardens Wellness Center at 844-828-1050.