Detox: The First Step to Addiction Treatment

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When it comes to addiction and drug abuse recovery, you or your loved one are not alone. More than 20 million Americans have a substance use disorder, yet the vast majority do not seek treatment despite negative life consequences. The families of central Illinois have been particularly affected by this national health crisis. The good news is, substance abuse treatment can and does work.[1, 2]

While there is no cure for substance use disorder, the best hope for a lasting recovery and beating the odds for you or a loved one is getting specialized treatment to help manage addictive behaviors successfully. 

What to Expect During Detox

Before moving into behavioral therapy for substance abuse, the first step may be detoxification. During detox, the body eliminates the toxic influences of drugs or alcohol. The detox experience can be different from one person to the next, and the duration of the detoxification process can depend on the specific type and frequency of the substance used. The body is affected by the often unpleasant and potentially risky side-effects of withdrawal, called “withdrawal syndrome.” Because of this, medical supervision is vital. Rosecrance Central Illinois provides medically-monitored withdrawal management as part of the detoxification process

Addiction is a complex brain disease that requires both expert clinical treatment and an evidence-based program for developing ongoing, lifelong skills to navigate lasting recovery. This means addressing the underlying causes that trigger abuse, and developing the skills to prevent a relapse. At Rosecrance Central Illinois, you or your loved one can learn how to navigate daily life without using substances and embrace a renewed sense of hope. 

For Central Illinois substance use disorder treatment, please do discover Rosecrance of Central Illinois or call for our licensed treatment services at (844) 711-5106 to get started on the path to recovery today.

  1. Recovery Research Institute
  2. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)