San Antonio Detoxification Treatment
Getting to the point where you are able to admit that you need to seek addiction treatment for your substance use disorder is a monumental step. This means that you have entered your journey of recovery, even if you feel like you haven’t started yet.
Seeking treatment for your addiction can be scary and overwhelming. Still, with the help of addiction recovery centers and detox centers, you can be sure that you will get professional help. Trying to figure out your addiction on your own is sometimes impossible, but that’s completely normal. Most people need some encouragement and support to get through it.
At Soba Recovery Center’s San Antonio location, you get to experience treatment services that are personalized to meet all your specific needs for substance abuse recovery. No matter what you are struggling with, we here at Soba Texas treatment centers are prepared to assist you.
The treatment that you will receive almost always starts with the detoxification program. To begin your recovery, you need to be free from substances, which is exactly what that detoxification program does.
What Is Detoxification Treatment like at Soba Texas?
Not everyone is going to need to undergo detoxification, depending on your needs. If you are actively struggling with substances and find that you cannot go a day without fear of withdrawal symptoms, this will benefit you greatly.
The detox program is meant to help you get sober without putting your life or wellness in danger. Detoxification can take a serious toll on the body, especially if someone uses substances like alcohol, prescription drugs like benzodiazepines, or meth. When your body cannot replenish with these substances, there can be negative side effects.
In order to ensure you are safe and healthy, we suggest you undergo the detoxification program at our recovery center under the supervision of our healthcare professionals.
Our detox process at Soba Texas is monitored 24/7 by medically trained professionals. When you undergo a drug detox on your own, you risk withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, seizures, rapid heart rate, hallucinations, dehydration, and much more. This isn’t always going to be a safe thing to do on your own, but with our assistance, you can reach the goal you’ve set out to make while protecting your health.
Going through detoxification can be scary and confusing, so having people who are well-versed in the side effects and actions can ease your anxieties. Ask as many questions as you’d like so you can better understand what’s happening – we are more than happy to answer!
Those who try to detox on their own can put themselves at serious or fatal risk. Plus, with some addictions, quitting cold turkey is unrealistic. Weaning yourself off the drug is sometimes the best way to detox, but you shouldn’t attempt this on your own.
At Soba Texas, you can work with our staff to undergo medication-assisted treatment (MAT) where you are given naltrexone, methadone, or naloxone to treat severe addictions. This is common for those who struggle with drug addiction to opioids and alcohol.
Medication-assisted treatment helps to slowly get used to less and less of the substance without stripping it from your body altogether and putting you into shock. This isn’t something that you can do on your own successfully, which is why having this kind of treatment available makes attending a recovery center so beneficial.
How Long Does It Take?
Your detox period could change depending on the substance you are addicted to. If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, it might take a week for your symptoms to settle down and stop feeling ill.
If you are using drugs like opioids, you might be looking at several weeks of detox. This is because those drugs can have a stronger effect on your physical health, needing more time to wean yourself off, which is another reason why medical detox is so useful.
Because this is only the first step, it doesn’t just end here. It might only take a week for the symptoms to subside, but the mental effect that those substances can have on you can make your recovery process long and difficult.
When Should I Seek Treatment?
Knowing when to seek out treatment can be difficult. Often, you don’t want to see for yourself that it’s time for a change. But, just know that toying with the idea of recovery is really the first step. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, there are some signs that you can look out for. If these start to present, it might be time to seek treatment.
- You are choosing illicit drugs and abusing prescription medications over your health and safety.
- You’ve tried to become sober on your own but find yourself relapsing when you do.
- You use substances every day and feel like you cannot go a day without.
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you go a day without using the substance.
- You are lying to your family and friends about what you are doing and spending your money on.
- You aren’t doing so well at your job or with other responsibilities.
- You use substances despite negative consequences.
Why Is Detoxification Beneficial?
For many, detoxification is the first step in their recovery journey. In order to move on to inpatient or outpatient services, you need to undergo detox to rid your body of all negative substances. If you are actively using, you will not be able to see yourself progress further. The drug will always be holding you back from your true potential.
Reassessing Dopamine Intake
When you are using substances, your brain relies on getting its dopamine from those drugs. You need to train your brain to search for dopamine elsewhere and from within. When you don’t get that substance, you believe you are miserable because your body lacks a substantial amount of dopamine. In order to train yourself out of this, the substances need to be out of your system.
Once this happens, you can begin to build up dopamine in other, healthier ways, such as exercising, eating good food, participating in your favorite hobbies, and spending time with loved ones. It’s basically like resetting your brain so that it no longer associates dopamine strictly with drugs but instead is content finding it elsewhere.
Enter Recovery With a Clear Mind
Some people might try to enter 12-step programs or therapy while still being an active user. This might result in more difficulty trying to enter recovery, like feeling uncomfortable telling the truth about your situation or struggling with relapse.
When you go through detoxification, you can enter the next stages of recovery treatment with a clear and focused mind. With drug use behind you, you can focus on healing your mind and body, striving for prolonged sobriety.
What Comes After Detoxification?
Detox is the first step. This will make the following steps a bit easier. Like many recovery centers, Soba Texas offers patients a variety of treatments to help them on their path to recovery. Just detox alone will not “fix” your issues with substances. You need to be ready to put in the work to maintain sobriety and heal from your trauma. It’s no easy feat but we are here to help!
After detoxification, you might be recommended to enter an inpatient program. This will allow for continued 24/7 monitoring and assistance and access to individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy. You have support from staff that wants to see you achieve your sobriety goals, lifting a weight off your shoulders so you can truly focus on yourself.
Inpatient is a great time to develop a personalized treatment plan that will take care of your specific needs. Soba Texas specializes in LGBT-related issues, trauma therapy, stress management, relationship coaching, and conflict resolution, among other topics, but you can choose what will benefit you most.
Building relationships based on your recovery takes place during inpatient, and you’re able to form new sober friendships. This really does help you in the long run!
No matter how long you stay inpatient, once you are ready for the next step, you don’t have to worry about being left alone to figure it out. With outpatient treatment, you can move back home and begin to take up some of your old responsibilities while still coming to the facility for sessions and activities. This step can also be taken directly after detox if you cannot stay in a 24-hour facility. It’s completely up to you and whatever is in your best interest.
Outpatient treatment is meant to ease you back into your normal day-to-day while still helping by modeling healthier behaviors and being available for assistance. If you need to be surrounded by other sober individuals, you can participate in San Antonio’s sober living.
Getting Help at Soba Texas
Detoxification treatment at Soba Texas is the first step toward recovery. By going through the process, you are giving yourself the chance to be free from substances and live your best life. We are here waiting for you in San Antonio when you are ready.
If you or a loved one are struggling but aren’t sure what your next steps should be, reach out to a Soba Texas representative today at 1-866-948-9014 and discuss your options. We want to help, and we know we can!