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Does Addiction Treatment Always Start With Detox?

Written By Legacy Healing Center - Mar 4 2021

Does Addiction Treatment Always Start With Detox?

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Detox Is an Important First Step on the Road to Recovery

Those who find themselves addicted to alcohol and drugs face many challenges, including misconceptions and fears of the unknown, and nowhere are those fears more common than when it comes to detox. Even if you understand your addiction’s depths and recognize the need to get better and take back your life, you may harbor fears of what detox will be like, how difficult it will be, and whether or not it will be required.

At Legacy Healing Center, we understand those fears, and we want you to have all the facts. And even if you still have some concern and trepidation, we want you to know that, for most people, quality detox is indeed an essential first step on your road to recovery.

There are many reasons why detox is such a vital part of recovery, starting with the fact that medically assisted detox gives your body the time it needs to heal. By healing your body and cleansing it of the toxic substances you have been ingesting, you can finally break the cycle of relapse and failed recovery so that you can succeed at rehab and ultimately in life.

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What Is Detox?

To understand the importance of detox regarding addiction treatment, it is helpful to know what detox is and precisely what it entails. And while no two recovery journeys will be the same, some basic similarities will help you understand the process and how it works.

The primary purpose of detox entails helping your body heal, breaking the chains of addiction by cleansing your body of the alcohol or drugs you have been using. Many drugs are physically and psychologically addictive, and the hold they take can be difficult, if not impossible, to break on your own. The purpose of detox is to break that hold so that you can move through the rest of your recovery with newfound confidence.

Why Is Detox Necessary?

Even if you recognize the need to break the cycle of addiction, you may still question the necessity of detox, and at Legacy Healing Center, we understand those concerns. But we are here to assure you that detox is indeed necessary and that going through detox will jump-start the rest of your recovery and give you the confidence you need to face life in the outside world.

For your recovery to succeed in the long term, you need to enter the rest of the rehab process with as much physical strength as possible, and a quality course of detox is a vital part of that process. When you have been using drugs or alcohol for a long time, your physical health will surely suffer, and that ongoing weakness can make treatment even more difficult. By healing your body, this process can help you overcome these challenges, so you can leave the treatment center stronger and wiser than you were before.

The Importance of Detoxing in a Medical Setting

As you can see, detox is a vital component of effective drug and alcohol treatment, but not all approaches to detox are the same. Some detox approaches are far more effective than others, and medically assisted detox is the gold standard in this form of treatment.

Detoxing in a medically supervised setting is an essential first step on the road to recovery. This approach is designed to put your comfort, safety, and dignity at the forefront. We understand that fear of detox can hold addicts and alcoholics back, but with a medically supervised approach, things can be so much different and better.

Through our team of qualified medical personnel, we aim to keep you safe and comfortable, so you can focus on your healing as you take the first step on the road to recovery. We rely on the latest in addiction science, along with our many years of expertise, to design a personalized course of medically assisted detox for each client. This process provides them the time they need to cleanse their bodies and get ready for the next step of their rehab journey.

Legacy Healing Detox

If you are ready to begin your journey from addiction to recovery, you need to have the right partner by your side, and Legacy Healing Center is prepared to be that partner. We cannot walk the road to recovery with you, but we can be there to provide the information you need as you heal.

We use the latest in treatment science and the best treatment protocols to give you a jump start on your recovery. Through our commitment to medically assisted detox, we provide your body the time it needs to heal, so you can face the world with confidence and remain drug and alcohol-free for a lifetime. Your journey to recovery begins with a single phone call, so pick up the phone today and give Legacy Healing a call at 888.534.2295.

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