Why You Should Avoid Detoxing at Home and Go to a Facility in Palm City, Florida

Approximately 23.5 million American adults and adolescents are addicted to drugs and alcohol. That works out to roughly 1 in 10 Americans over the age of twelve who are addicted.

Are you part of this group? Are you eager to get clean and take back control of your life?

As you probably know, when you stop drinking alcohol or using any kind of drug, you will have to go through a detox period as the substance leaves your system.

If you’re considering detoxing at home, you should definitely reconsider.

You will be much safer and more likely to be successful if you go to a detox facility in Palm City, Florida. Read on to find out why.

Risks of At-Home Detox

What makes at-home detox so dangerous? Well, there’s actually a lot that can go wrong during an at-home detox. Some of the risks include:

Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

Many people underestimate the severity of the withdrawal symptoms they will experience when they give up drugs or alcohol. This is especially common among individuals who underestimate how dependent they are on a particular substance.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Chills and goosebumps
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches and stiffness
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Panic attacks and paranoia
  • Memory problems
  • Psychosis

Clearly, there’s a lot that can happen when you’re detoxing. If you detox at home alone, you won’t have access to many medications or other resources that can help you through these not so fun parts of the withdrawal process.

Sometimes, without medical assistance, withdrawal symptoms are so severe that people can actually die. That alone should be reason enough for you to look into staying at a detox center.

Relapse

When you detox at home, your chances of relapse also increase. Not only are the withdrawal symptoms and cravings enough to cause you to give in and start using again, but you’ll also likely have easier access to your drug of choice.

Overdose

When you go through a detox period, no matter how brief, your body starts to recalibrate itself and become more sensitive to your drug of choice.

This means that, if you give in and start drinking or using drugs again, your body will become overwhelmed more easily than it did before. This increases your risk of overdosing, which can be deadly.

Mental Health Struggles

In addition to the physical discomfort of detox, this process can also be incredibly challenging for your mental health. It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety, paranoia, mood swings, and agitation.

If you don’t work with a doctor during this period, you may find that your mental health gets worse. This, in turn, can increase your likelihood of turning back to drugs or alcohol when life gets challenging.

Benefits of Staying at a Detox Center

Okay, so detoxing at home is not a good idea. But what should you do instead?

Most people do much better when they stay at a detox center.

A detox center is a facility dedicated to helping people overcome drug addiction with medical supervision. At a detox center, you will have 24-7 access to trained medical professionals who can help you through the detoxification process.

There are lots of other reasons to consider staying at a detox center, including the following:

Safe Environment

First, staying in a detox center means you’ll be in a safe environment while you go through the detoxification process. You won’t have access to items that you could use to hurt yourself, and you’ll be much more comfortable than you would be if you were trying to detox alone at home.

Access to Medication

At a detox center, you also have access to medications that can help to minimize the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. These medications are measured out and administered by medical professionals, so there’s no risk of abusing them.

Support and Encouragement

When you stay in a detox center, you’ll have a support system in place to help you through the process.

Not only will the staff be cheering you on, but you’ll also get to spend time with other addicts who are going through the same thing. These people can be a great help to you and can encourage you when things get difficult.

No Temptations

Staying in a detox center removes you from the temptations of everyday life. You won’t be surrounded by people who are consuming the substances you are trying to avoid, and no one will be offering you anything that could be potentially harmful.

Protection From Triggers

Finally, detox centers offer you protection from many of the triggers of everyday life. You’ll be removed from stressors like challenging work situations, sick children, or family drama. Your only job while you’re there is to focus on getting well.

How to Choose the Right Detox Center

At this point, you’re probably convinced that staying in a detox center is the appropriate approach. But, how do you choose the right detox center?

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when making your decision:

  • Find out if the center is licensed and accredited
  • Make sure they offer individualized treatment protocols
  • Make sure they specialize in detox from your drug of choice
  • Find out what measures are in place to keep you comfortable
  • Make sure they prioritize proper nutrition
  • Look into the specific types of treatment they use (hypnosis, talk therapy, medication-assisted treatment, etc.)
  • Read online reviews to see what other people are saying about the center

It’s also a good idea to check with your insurance company to see if they will help cover the cost of your treatment.

Stay In a Palm City, Florida Detox Center

As you can see, there are lots of benefits that come with detoxing in a professional detox facility. You’ll stay safe, get plenty of support, and be far less likely to relapse.

If you live in or around the Palm City, Florida area, consider staying with us at Coastal Detox.

We are a drug and alcohol detox center that offers a wide range of services in a stunning facility. Here, we combine holistic therapies with medication-assisted treatment to help you get well and overcome your addiction.

Contact us today to learn more about services or to schedule a tour of our center.

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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