Your First Steps.
In many cases, the first step in your treatment plan is going to be detoxification. Due to prolonged drug and alcohol dependence, one can experience painful withdrawal symptoms. Detox rids your system of harmful substances and helps you get on the road to recovery. It can be a part of an in-patient treatment program or done as part of what is known as ambulatory detoxification. Triquetra provides access to Board Certified Addiction Medicine doctors who manage detox services so that patients can be comfortable and safe while receiving this level of care. In addition, individual and group therapy sessions will allow you to address the underlying issues that led to your addiction. If you have any questions about a specific treatment, please contact us or call us at 1 (619) 436-1622. So get in touch with us and start your lifelong journey of recovery today.
Detox rids your system of harmful substances and helps you get on the road to recovery.
Detox and Withdrawal
The majority of addiction treatment programs begin with detoxification and medically supervised withdrawal. Detoxification, the process by which the body clears itself of drugs, is designed to handle the acute and potentially dangerous physiological effects of stopping drug or alcohol use. Because unpleasant and possibly fatal side effects frequently accompany withdrawal, it is typical for in-patient or outpatient detoxification to be managed with medications. However, 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. As a result, detoxification should be followed by a formal assessment and enrollment in a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program.
What's the difference with In-patient Detox?
In-patient detoxification might be more suited for serious medical/mental health issues and drug/alcohol addiction. Often individuals stay within a rehab facility 24/7—receiving around-the-clock care to help them through it. While in-patient detox provides more services, it also tends to be more expensive.
Ambulatory detoxification is an outpatient option considered safe for those who are in good physical and mental health conditions. It is designed to treat the patient’s level of clinical severity, achieve safe and comfortable withdrawal from mood-altering drugs, including alcohol, and effectively facilitate the patient’s transition to treatment and recovery. It allows you to seek outpatient care by scheduling brief appointments in the clinic or done along with day-length treatment sessions. The best part is that you have the same access to high-quality services and group sessions, despite not being in an in-patient setting. These may include individual or group counseling, multiple forms of psychotherapies, family therapy and support, and medication-assisted treatment. In addition, we have medical professionals on staff trained to handle Addiction and Detoxification Medicine. Furthermore, our licensed nurses and physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist our clients with any questions or issues that may arise.