How The Detox Process Works

Considering the journey of combating addiction is something that you should be very proud of. It’s important to know that although this process takes work, you certainly won’t be alone. More than anything, it’s important to understand that addiction is something that can happen to anyone, at any time. It can be triggered by a variety of social, economic, and environmental factors leaving the very best of us victims to its power. But, by joining a rehab facility, you will become equipped to take that power back by surrounding yourself with the support, encouragement and supplies you need to emerge victorious. In the end, you’ll find yourself newly refreshed and prepared to begin again with a happier and healthier life.

How Does Rehab Work?

For many, the biggest question is understanding exactly how rehab works and what you can expect in a day-to-day routine. From the process of detoxing, all the way to a therapy, knowing what lies ahead couldn’t be more important.

Detox

Before looking at the day-to-day routine, it’s important to understand that the process of cleansing your body of these harmful substances is integral to conquering addiction during any rehab program. While detoxing, you can expect to experience many physical changes within your body as it works to normalize living without these harmful substances.

Patients tend to experience heightened cravings as well as physiological changes such as excessive sweating, anxiety, hallucinations (hearing voices or skin crawls) and possible seizures. This is all normal. These physical effects can be tempered with the proper medication provided at rehab, making the process far more bearable than experiencing withdrawal alone. For most patients, once the haze of detox is lifted, it is as though they are seeing life clearly for the very first time, knowing that it couldn’t have been done without the proper support along the way.

A Day in the Life

We’ve established a comprehensive and effective schedule that will provide all the support you need. A highly organized day not only helps to minimize anxiety by having clear plans and goals for the day. These sessions and activities have been developed to help you get in touch with yourself and any triggers that may have led to the initial addiction, all with some refreshing downtime planned in there too. Let’s take a look:

Getting Started Bright and Early

As is the case in most rehab programs, getting started bright and early is key to maximizing your productive potential. Enjoying a well-balanced breakfast helps give you the energy needed to get started. Healthy habits, such as arising bright and early, will be an incredible skill-set that will help you to stay invigorated and motivated once you’ve completed rehab, giving you the tools you need to succeed.

Following breakfast, you can expect to participate in a group session. This session will introduce many of the topics of treatment, the daily plans, the 12-Step Program and begin the process of healing. Expect to work on unearthing some of the hidden motivations for your initial addiction. Family? Friends? Work? These are all potential triggers that lead us down the path of addiction, and so, are important to understand and confront in a therapeutic environment.

Afternoon Therapy

As you can imagine, the bulk of the day is comprised of various therapeutic sessions, each one taking a different shape depending on the nature of that session. These sessions may consist of:

Refreshing Downtime

Although completing the required therapy and attending sessions is critical to the rehabilitative process, we also understand the need for time to relax the mind, and return to base. During this time, fun activities such as sports will be permitted. Some enjoy their time reading and writing, while others enjoy more personal activities like meditation.

Evenings and On

After eating a healthy dinner, attendees will participate in another fellowship oriented session. These sessions typically revolve around the 12-Step program and are critical to future sobriety after completing the program. The support of the 12-Step program and its members are often quoted as being the lifeblood of many participants continued day-to-day victory against addiction many years after completing rehab.

Other Important Information

Depending on what sort of treatment you complete, there will be certain levels of variability. If you complete in-patient rehab, for example, you will be staying at the rehab facility throughout the entire process. Participants will not be allowed to work to fully focus on their recovery. Afterwards, it is important to continue out-patient therapy, the 12-Step Program and attending regular AA meetings to stay daily equipped in your fight against addiction.

During the in-patient rehab process, cell phones and other potential triggers will not be permitted. Participants will have restricted time to use designated phones to call loved ones, with more time potentially being provided as rehab continues. It is important to understand that the detox process may force you into a very compromising state. Therefore, minimizing any distractions to focus fully on becoming the best possible you is the primary goal.

Conquering addiction, in whatever form it presents itself, is a difficult road that requires a supporting and therapeutic environment. It’s time to jump into the process, and begin your path to a life of sobriety and recovery today.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

    Susan C. Avatar
    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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