The first step in addiction recovery is detoxification, which rids the body of addictive drugs while safely managing withdrawal symptoms.
(PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, as well as their loved ones and friends who want to be part of the solution, should read the latest Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post that focuses on the first step to addiction recovery.
“When a house is on fire, we don’t sit around and analyze the root causes and factors,” commented Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO. “Our first and primary goal is to put out the fire, and once that is safely done, then we can focus on how it happened so that we can proactively prevent another inferno. In a similar light, the first step in addiction recovery is detoxification, which rids the body of addictive drugs while safely managing withdrawal symptoms.”
With respect to the detoxification process, the blog post notes that:
- the early stages are invariably the most difficult, and it’s essential for addicts to rely on 24/7 support from trained and qualified medical professionals
- despite stereotypes that persist in movies and elsewhere, withdrawal symptoms vary widely based on the substance and an individual’s specific response
- there is no standard duration for the drug detox process
- while there are a variety of proven drug detox methods, the “right one” is that which fits the unique needs of an individual patient; there is no one-size-fits-all method
- typically, the most effective drug detox programs combine treatment with a follow-up to prevent relapses
Added Per Wickstrom: “Because of the chronic nature of addiction, many addicts struggle to complete the drug detoxification process on their first attempt, and therefore must try again – sometimes several times – before sobriety sticks.”
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled, “The First Step to Addiction Recovery” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/the-first-step-to-addiction-recovery.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.