With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate of over 90%, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other sedative detox centers by building the necessary foundation for long-term recovery. Duffy’s provides in-house detoxification services for a smooth transition into residential care.
The Importance of Sedative Detox
The importance of detox for sedative addiction
Sedatives can be a tempting target for abuse. Because of the feelings of relaxation and pleasure that come with using them, individuals may find themselves returning again and again to these substances in order to experience a pleasurable high. However, with repeated use, an individual’s body reacts in two ways.
The first process that happens in a person’s body is known as tolerance. As a person continues to abuse sedatives, his or her body becomes accustomed to the presence of these drugs. As result, the drugs tend to have less of an effect on a person’s body, necessitating that the individual take more of the drug in order to achieve the desired effect. However, this process can spiral out of control. As a person takes higher doses, his or her body becomes less sensitive to the sedative and, as a result, the person must take ever-increasing doses in order to feel the effect that he or she is seeking.
This process of taking more and more of the drug can lead to the second problem that individuals who abuse sedatives can face. At some point, many individuals abstain from abusing sedatives either because they are temporarily unable to acquire more or because they begin to recognize the negative effects that sedative abuse is having on their lives. However, these individuals’ bodies have become accustomed to the presence of sedatives such that, when they abstain from sedative use, their bodies are unable to function effectively and must readjust to operating in the absence of the individual’s sedative of choice.
This readjustment process is known as withdrawal, and it can bring a number of painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Unfortunately, the fastest way to relieve withdrawal symptoms is to simply take more of the sedative that the person had been abusing. As a result, the withdrawal process can be a serious barrier to successfully overcoming sedative abuse.
Fortunately, professional treatments are available to help individuals navigate the withdrawal process. During a detoxification or, detox, program, people who are struggling sedative abuse can withdraw safely under the care of a team of experienced professionals.
Benefits of Sedative Detox
Benefits of our sedative detox program in Northern California
As described above, withdrawal can be a serious barrier to individuals who are attempting to overcome the sedative abuse. Fortunately, detox provides a number of benefits that can dramatically increase a person’s chance of successfully withdrawing from sedatives. Some of these benefits include:
- Medical supervision. Individuals in a detox program are monitored carefully by a team of medical professionals who are trained in the physiological process of withdrawal. As a result, they can monitor an individual’s progress through the withdrawal process and can administer medications as necessary to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
- Individualized care. A good detox program recognizes that each individual’s battle with sedatives is unique. These programs provide individualized care that is specially tailored to each person’s needs and does not treat guests in a one-size-fits-all manner. Instead, these programs adjust treatment to account for each person’s unique challenges, strengths, and treatment goals.
- Drug-free environment. A major benefit of completing the withdrawal process in a detox program is that detox programs are, by their nature, drug-free. As a result, the ability to act on temptation to relapse during the withdrawal process is all but eliminated.
- Continuity of care. Individuals who are most successful in their treatment are those who are able to transition between levels of care without interruption. Completing a detox program ensures that the individual can transition directly from detox into residential care with little to no interruption, thus giving him or her the best possible chance of successfully overcoming sedative abuse.
If a person does not seek detox care, his or her struggles with sedative abuse is likely to continue. It can feel all but impossible to overcome an addiction to these drugs without professional help. Furthermore, the temptation to relapse during withdrawal can often simply be too great to overcome, even for individuals with the strongest of willpower.
However, recovery from sedative abuse is possible. With the high quality, specialized, and compassionate care provided at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, individuals can rest assured that they are investing in their futures and giving themselves the opportunity they need to overcome an addiction to sedatives. If you or someone you love might benefit from our detox and residential treatment, give us a call right away. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about withdrawal, detox, and our residential program. Your or your loved one’s future is too important, so take the first step towards a fully recovered life.