When drugs or alcohol are used for a long period of time, the body needs to go through the withdrawal process to eliminate these substances from the body. Not all clients who come to Anabranch will need detoxification, but those who do can expect around the clock care from our licensed medical staff, including support services and medication, as needed.
Upon entering the Anabranch Recovery Center, each client completes a physical exam, health history, and usage assessment with a physician. Anabranch’s medical and therapeutic teams develop a plan for the client that addresses individual risk factors for withdrawal in a caring and compassionate manner.
As the body adjusts, the withdrawal process can be both emotional and physical. Symptoms vary depending upon the type of substance and the length of use, but emotional symptoms often include anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and depression. Physical symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, sweating, and a racing heart.
Fortunately, our commitment to your healing journey means you don’t have to go through any of this alone. When the detox process begins, individual therapists and trained nursing staff will be standing by to offer support. Pharmacological interventions may also be used if necessary.
Detoxification is different for everyone, but most clients can expect to spend five to seven days in detox. This is followed by residential treatment.
Anabranch’s full continuum of care will provide you with a judgment-free environment, where you will experience true understanding of where you are headed.