Are you or is someone you love struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs? Looking into treatment options is an important first step. If you seek high-quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment in Houston and surrounding areas, look no further than Serenity Light Recovery, where you or your loved one will experience professional medical and therapeutic treatment and support in a beautiful, peaceful setting.
One of the most compelling issues for those considering rehab is concern about withdrawal. Whatever your long-term rehab plans are, we highly recommend an inpatient, medically monitored detox program. For more information about this vital first step in your recovery, reach out to Serenity Light Recovery by calling 855.658.6109 or using our online form.
Why Medical Detox?
Drug and alcohol addiction are on the rise in the United States, including the state of Texas. There is a wide range of addictive substances available either legally (alcohol) or illegally (prescription drugs used by someone other than the person to whom it was prescribed, or “street drugs” like stimulants or opioids).
Stimulants like meth or crack, opiates such as morphine or heroin, and synthetic opioids like OxyContin and fentanyl, which are sold illicitly but also available via prescription, are highly addictive and can also be deadly. Alcohol is easy to access for anyone over 21, and the teen alcoholism epidemic proves that those under 21 can acquire it as well. Whatever the addiction, a successful drug rehab begins with a detox program. Medical detox is the most compassionate and effective way to help someone cope with drug or alcohol withdrawal.
Houston Detox Centers
Of the approximately 60 organizations offering rehab services in the Houston, TX area, only about 15 provide some kind of detox program. Some are in hospital settings, while others are specific to women, adults, teens, or the military.
As you consider what is best for you, realize that you will find numerous detox programs that list similar medical and therapeutic services. What it comes down to in the end is how you feel about the rehab center, its staff, philosophy, setting, facilities, and the range of therapeutic options.
At Serenity Light Recovery, our detox program is staffed with medical and other highly trained rehab professionals who help you manage detox as your body sheds all remnants of the addictive substance. This is a vulnerable time for patients who have been physically and psychologically dependent on drugs or alcohol for a long time.
Our medical team cares for a withdrawing patient with 24-hour-a-day monitoring and treatment. Some of the specific benefits of medical detox are:
- Symptom management. Our doctors, along with the rest of the team, keep a close eye on symptoms and provide medications that ease the worst of them, which might include nausea and vomiting, high blood pressure, muscle pain, tremors, and more.
- Protection from self-injury. In residential detox, there are no drugs or alcohol that could put the patient at risk. Additionally, about a quarter of those in withdrawal from alcohol or drugs considers or attempts suicide. The 24/7 care and monitoring of an inpatient detox significantly decrease the risks of self-harm while improving overall outcomes.
- Care for co-occurring disorders. If undiagnosed health issues emerge during withdrawal, which is common since symptoms have often been masked by drug or alcohol abuse, having medical providers nearby avoids further harm.
- Successful recovery. Long-term recovery is more likely after a medical detox program, followed by the right rehab protocol.
Reach Out to Serenity Light Recovery
At Serenity Light Recovery, we are committed to providing our patients with substance abuse treatment that has the greatest opportunity for the best results. Starting your recovery journey with our evidence-based, residential detox program under the care of superb practitioners and support staff is definitely an important step towards those lasting results we strive for. Give us a call at 855.658.6109 today.