Washington, D.C. Detox
We are here to help you start off your process of recovery by helping you find the right detox facility for you. Navigating the treatment world can be a difficult and time consuming process. We are here to make it a little easier for you. From helping you find the right detox facility to talking you through the whole process, we offer support at every stage.
A detox facility is a place where you will be in a controlled medical environment so that you can safely stop using substances. The first step toward addiction recovery is getting drugs and alcohol out of your system. However, it can be dangerous to stop taking drugs or alcohol all at once. Therefore, detox allows you to get off of drugs and alcohol while being monitored.
Why go to Detox?
There are many reasons individuals choose to go to a detoxification facility. The detox process can be dangerous on your own, sometimes even fatal. At a professional detox facility, symptoms of withdrawal can be managed. Furthermore, a professional detox may offer you the best opportunity at creating a lasting and healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction.
A detox facility can ensure your safety during the detox process, making sure you have what you need to make it out the other side!
At a drug detox, you will receive attention from trained clinicians and medical professionals, taking care to help you through the process.
Rather than struggling at home, you can go to a detox to help mitigate withdrawal symptoms and make you as comfortable as possible.
Get a Kickstart
If you’re going to get sober, going to a detox is often the best way to kickstart the process and begin recovery the right way!
Stages of Detox
There are multiple stages of detox to go along with the withdrawal process and treatment. Going through these stages at a professional detox facility will give you the best shot at recovery!
The first stage of detox is evaluation. Trained medical professionals will do a complete assessment in order to understand the history and severity of yo addiction. At this stage you will usually be asked which drugs you are taking and how long you have been taking them. The assessment might also include questions to assess if you have every tried to stop taking drugs or alcohol in the past. A full assessment allow doctors and nurses to give you a help you need.
The second stage of detox is stabilization. At this phase you will work with a doctor to start to wean off drugs and alcohol. Depending on the substance you are addicted to, doctors might provide a taper off medication to help get you off substances slowly. Also, you might be prescribed medication in order to help mitigate the symptoms of withdrawal. Additionally you will be given nutritious food, fluids, and electrolytes to make sure that your body is taken care of.
3. Transition to Treatment
The final stage of detox is transition to treatment. During your transition you will be moved to somewhere that can offer you the next stage of care. Most people go from detox to inpatient residential treatment. When you leave the detox facility they will help you through the transition by providing you with any medications needed and communicating with the people at your next level of care.
Drugs We Work With
We work with people who are detoxing from numerous different substances. We are able to accommodate people who are addicted to most substances. Here are some of the drugs we work with:
- Benzodiazepines – Klonopin, Xanax, Valium & more
- Opioids – OxyContin, Vicodin, Percodan & more
- Stimulants – Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta & more
If you or somebody you know needs help detoxing from drugs or alcohol, reach out to us below!