Deciding to get help with your drug use is a positive step in the direction of getting better and freeing yourself from drug use. Many people will struggle with whether to go to drug treatment or drug detox. Not everyone who uses drugs needs drug detox. Drug treatment is typically a rehab that an individual attends after completing a detox program. Unfortunately drug rehab programs lessen a person's chances of remaining alcohol and/or drug free after detox is completed.
Drug detoxification is the process of removing the chemical toxins that are in your system from your drug use. Some drug users also use alcohol in excess. Drug detox will also remove the alcohol toxins in your system. Withdrawal from certain drugs, like heroin, morphine and some prescription drugs can be very uncomfortable if not treated properly. Withdrawal symptoms may include chills and sweating, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, anxiety and seizures. It is important that the detox center that you choose can address your withdrawal needs and keep you comfortable at the same time.
Detox programs are all different. Some detox centers offer medical treatment and others offer alternative solutions such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation therapy and vitamin therapy. IV therapy medical detox is seen in medical communities as the most effective and best method of detox and will get you safely through the withdrawal process.
IV therapy medical detox is typically implemented by board certified physicians and registered nurses that are skilled in critical care techniques. IV therapy medical detox ensures that the patient is monitored and can safely detox, and given the right amount of medication, which is extremely important.
Depending on the type of drugs used, you may or may not completed a drug detox program before entering a drug treatment program. The most common drug treatment programs promote a 12 step program as part of their program. 12 step programs support the false idea that drug use is a disease that is not curable and that you inherited the addiction from your family. 12 step programs promote that belief in a higher power; abstinence and lifelong group therapy are the only recognized treatments for drug use. 12 step programs tell their members that relapse is a certainty, leaving the members with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
Freedom Model Retreats is an alternative to 12 step programs. We are a non-treatment program. The fact is that you are not diseased, there is no drug addict gene and you do not need lifelong group therapy. Once you have completed drug detox, it may be necessary for you to rebuild your life. Our Cognitive Behavioral Learning program teaches guests how to use self assessment and self change to reevaluate their choices and to change habits and behaviors for more positive and productive ones. Guests discover that they have the power to take back control of their life and that they have the confidence to overcome their drug use once and for all.