Once you’ve made the decision to seek out professional help for your addiction, the hardest part is behind you. Treatment may take time to complete, but choosing to enter detox and rehab is all it takes to get the ball rolling and your recovery started. Depending on how long you’ve struggled with addiction, sobriety may not be a familiar state to be in anymore. Understanding what to expect from detox can help you properly prepare and increase your chances at a successful recovery.
But how exactly do you prepare for detox? It’s a difficult concept to tackle since most people aren’t fully aware of what detox is and the purpose it serves. As a preliminary part of treatment leading into rehab, detox helps you get through substance withdrawals which stop many solo attempts at sobriety in their tracks. For some, withdrawals can even be life-threatening which makes detox even more important. Preparations come down to setting expectations and accepting that there will be difficult times as you work towards your goal of long-term sobriety.
Everything You Do Works Towards Your Goals
For many new detox guests at America’s Rehab Campuses, they’re entering an unknown and sometimes even scary time. It’s common for addiction to stem from other mental illnesses such as anxiety and trauma, and all of those feelings come back once substance abuse is ended. No matter how intense things may feel during detox and treatment, each step is done with purpose and will help you grow and heal from addiction.
Remember that when you enter detox, everyone there is ready to support you. There’s no judgment at ARC as our staff understands how difficult it is to even begin treatment in some cases. Our goal is always your long-term success as recovery doesn’t end with the completion of a treatment program. Leave any ego you have at the door and let your self-confidence build from the progress you make in detox.
Your Recovery Will Look Different From Others
No two cases of addiction are exactly the same, which is why it’s important to go into detox and rehab with a focus on growth rather than comparing yourself to anyone around you. You may require different types of therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and medical detox based on a number of factors. Even two people abusing the same drug will have unique withdrawals based on their individual health and family history with addiction.
Every time you make progress, it raises your personal bar on what you can achieve a little higher. You won’t always be able to see the same improvement every day, but you’ll know that you’re capable of doing so when the time is right. Some days you’ll need to rest, other days you’ll find yourself making huge strides. Both are crucial to recovery so don’t worry about how others are doing, just stay focused on making personal progress and you’ll notice a difference personally and in your peers.
Everyone Around You Benefits From Detox
As you break away from addiction and start learning how to be yourself while sober, you’ll notice your confidence rising and those around you will too. Your peers during treatment will be the first to notice and often provide extra encouragement to keep you motivated. Outside of treatment, your friends and family members will get to see the version of you they always knew you could be.
When you’re ready to take the plunge and jump into detox, reach out to the ARC team and we’ll help you start down the road to recovery. We accept all major insurance plans, both private and state, while providing transportation to make treatment as accessible as possible.