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5 Benefits of Inpatient Detox Centers

It doesn’t matter what substance you have been abusing or whether or not you have tried outpatient detox, anyone suffering from substance abuse or addiction can benefit from enrolling in an inpatient detox center. If you have been using drugs or alcohol for while, your first considerations are; how you will ever make it through the detox process and will you ever get better? You probably know you will suffer withdrawal symptoms that can be painful, uncomfortable, and frightening. You may have been using multiple drugs or have concerns regarding your physical or emotional health. You are not alone. Inpatient detox centers can provide the help and support you need to get off drugs, remain abstinent, and rebuild your life.

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5 Benefits of Inpatient Detox Centers

Inpatient Detox Centers

Inpatient detox centers have doctors on call all of the time.

1. Safety

Addictions can leave the person in poor physical and emotional health. The withdrawal symptoms can be excruciatingly painful and in some cases, dangerous. In a safe, clean environment the addict has access to care from professionals and qualified medical personnel who are experienced in detox management and interventions.

2. Medical Detox

Sometimes, medications are needed to alleviate or reduce symptoms of withdrawals such as restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, depression, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, etc. Other medications may be helpful or needed in more severe cases where a co-existing physical or mental health problem is a concern. Ensuring the retention, safety, and stability of the person with medications when necessary is a critical element to treatment which may not be easily available outside of inpatient detox centers.

3. 24 Hour Monitoring

Left alone, the addict’s mind will wonder. Just the thought of using is enough to cause intense cravings and without support and interventions, the addict may give in to these temptations. Inpatient detox professionals are available around the clock to address these issues with quick interventions as they occur.

4. Freedom from Outside Influences

It takes time to detox and regain clarity and in an inpatient detox, the addict is less likely to encounter situations that allow them to use. They are free from the environments where they commonly used, people who they used with, or those continuing to use and other situations that would cause behaviors or thoughts of using.

5. Easy Transition to Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “detoxification alone does not address the psychological, social, and behavioral problems associated with addiction and therefore does not typically produce lasting behavioral changes necessary for recovery.” Most inpatient detox centers have treatment facilities on site where the addict can immediately transition to after stabilizing from detox.

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