Alcohol Detox Sets Stage For Recovery Process

Our drug and alcohol detox sets the stage for in-depth recovery therapy. Before individuals can tackle the underlying issues of substance abuse, they need to have strength of body and mind. Think of detox as an intervention in the havoc created by dependence on drugs and alcohol, as well as a time to safely and securely treat the consequences of addiction. Our private treatment center employs professional, highly trained medical staff to closely monitor the detox process. An initial evaluation will determine the extent to which substances are circulating through one’s system. This helps nurses decide how to proceed in removing drugs and alcohol from the body. Detox treatment prevents the body from going into shock and allows times for observation of symptoms. These can range from tremors, sweating, nausea and fatigue to severe muscle pain, heart palpitations, seizures and hallucinations. If withdrawal symptoms are particularly severe, patients may receive medications to counteract them.

Detox And Rehab Includes Family Members

One of the many reasons NOCCA iRecover program has a reputation as one of the most effective treatment centers in Alberta is the inclusion of family members from the detox process through after-care. Alcoholism and drug addiction are family illnesses, meaning that they create chaos for loved ones just as much as they devastate the addicts themselves. Family members often are desperate and fearful because they have tried without success to help their loved one give up drugs and alcohol. They may have drained their financial and emotional resources. They usually have engaged in enabling behavior, perhaps without realizing they are doing so. They even may feel angry that a treatment center can help their loved one recover when they could not do so themselves. When families begin to understand the dynamics of alcohol and drug addiction by taking part in the entire process, they get healthy, too. They learn effective ways to communicate with their loved one in treatment, and they learn to be supportive without enabling.