What Are The Chances Of Relapse After Going To Outpatient Detox Center in Florida?

Going to detox is the first step in the lifelong road of recovery. Addiction is a physiological disease. When you developed the addiction, having the addictive substance in your system became your body’s new homeostasis, which is the regular internal state that your body tries to keep itself at. If your body does not receive the addictive substance, it causes you to experience violent, fatal withdrawal symptoms (e.g. rapid heart rate, hypertension, body aches, seizures, etc.). The purpose of going to detox is to safely and comfortably go through withdrawal.

Your stay at a detox center will consist of:

Medical Assessment

Upon your arrival at the detox center, the medical staff will perform a routine physical exam, run additional tests based on your individual case, and ask you questions about your substance use history. You should be completely honest during your assessment in order to receive accurate medical treatment. Most likely, the medical staff has heard similar situations before, and they are there to help you, not judge you. The medical staff will plan out your drug protocol and meal plans.

Monitoring and Medication

Detox can last anywhere from a several days to two weeks. The length of your detox will depend on your addictive substances, the length of time you have been addicted, age, gender, and size. If you are in the early stages of addiction, you may not even need detox at all. During your detox, the medical staff will monitor you around the clock. They will be cognizant of every change in your vitals. You will be given medications to treat the withdrawal symptoms, and you may also be given opioid replacement medications (e.g. suboxone, vivitrol, methadone, etc.) to allow your body to gradually come back down to a normal homeostasis.

Psychological Counseling

In addition to physiological symptoms, withdrawal also presents an array of psychological symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.). Most detox centers have counselors to help the clients work through the psychological challenges of withdrawal. The counselors will also help you arrange the next step in your journey to recover (e.g. an inpatient rehab facility).

Holistic Treatment

In addition to medical treatment, holistic treatment is also a part of most detox programs. Prolonged substance use takes a toll on the body, so a healthy diet is essential to restoring the body’s health. Yoga and meditation may also be taught. You will have time for a plethora of rest because that is all you will feel like doing. Detox will not be too heavy on meetings and therapies because their primary focus is treating the physiological component.

How to Reduce the Chances of Relapses After Detox

Getting through withdrawal is only the first stop on the road to recovery. Going to detox only addresses the physiological component of addiction. Addiction also has psychological and spiritual components as well. You must engage in other forms of treatment after detox to address the other components of your addiction in order to ensure the best chances of recovery.

Inpatient treatment or an intensive form of outpatient treatment is the most common requisite following detox. The primary goal of treatment is to holistically treat the disease. Individual talk therapy is used to address your personal psychological triggers (e.g. childhood trauma, single traumatic events, depression). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most common form of psychotherapy that is used to address and correct errors in thinking. Group therapy is used to teach you how to collaborate and with others who are dealing with the same issues. Twelve Step Meetings are the most form of group therapy. Addiction is a family disease. In order to successfully live your new life upon your return home to your family, your family will need to recover. Addiction breeds a lot of broken relationships and affects family members in many ways. Family therapy will educate your family on the disease of addiction and help restore the broken relationships. Experiential therapy is a group of therapies that involve hands-on experiences. Art therapy, equine therapy, acupuncture, and yoga/meditation are the most common forms of experiential therapy that is used in treatment centers. Experiential therapy will allow you to heal by accessing your unconscious through your experiences. The fun of experiential therapy can also help you explore interests and hobbies that can occupy you when you return home and make you realize that you can have fun and socialize as a sober person.

Aftercare Activities to Prevent Relapse

Recovery is a lifelong process. Though that may sound daunting at first, time will prove to you that recovery is a gift. Upon completing treatment, you will need to continue doing activities throughout your life that will keep you grounded in recovery. Recovery is not just about abstaining from your addictive substances; it is about creating a new life for yourself.

Maintaining a genuine recovery lifestyle is almost impossible without fellowship. Alcoholics’ Anonymous and Narcotics’ Anonymous are the oldest and most common form of fellowship for addiction recovery. However, many people find that 12-step programs are not for them. There are many 12-step alternative groups (e.g. SMART Recovery, Lifering, Secular Recovery, etc.) that are just as effective or even more effective than AA and NA. Living a healthy lifestyle that consists of healthy diet, fitness, and plenty of rest is an essential part of recovery for most people because it helps them physically and mentally feel good, which reduces their urge to use. Treating the psychological component of your addiction can take years, so seeing a counselor on a regular basis can be beneficial after you finish intensive treatment. Many recovering addicts go back to school or start a new career. Addictions counseling is one of the fastest-growing job fields in the country, and some positions require as little as a high school diploma/GED. Working in an environment that is nurturing to their recovery is why many recovering addicts go into addictions counseling.

Coastal Detox is located in Stuart, Florida. We offer a state-of-the-art facility to begin your journey on the road to recovery. In addition to quality medical care, we offer a variety of holistic therapies to help you sail through detox.

If you are interested in Coastal Detox, call us today at 877-978-3125

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

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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