What is detox?
The first step for all patients is detoxification.
Some severe cases are treated in hospitals but for
the majority of our clients our staff creates a safe
and obviously drug free environment where they can
detox naturally. When withdrawal
symptoms fade due to the elimination of drugs
or alcohol from the body the focus becomes on making
behavioral changes to achieve long-term control over
the addiction and abstinence from the addictive substance.
What will happen in rehab?
Due to the progressive nature of drug and alcohol
addiction, detox and rehab should take place as soon
as possible. Rehabilitation is never an easy process.
Patients must come face to face with a part of their
life they are probably not proud of. They must learn
new methods of dealing with stress to replace the
old methods that included drugs or alcohol. They must
cope with cravings and deal with many different aspects
of their life in new, healthier ways.
Many patients participate in support groups or 12-step
programs for an indefinite amount of time to help
prevent relapse. Some learn new skills so they will
be able to get (and keep) a job and return to the
community. Rehab can be difficult, but it is worth
it to achieve a life free of drug and alcohol dependence.
Please call (800) 847-0544 to take the first step.
What is the objective of rehab?
The objective of rehab is to eliminate drugs or alcohol
from the patient's body and provide them with information
on healthy behaviors to achieve long-term control
over the addiction and abstinence from the addictive
Are there different types of rehab?
There are different types of rehab. Short term rehab
lasts less than six months. It may include medication
therapy, residential therapy, support groups, or counseling.
Long term therapy lasts longer than six months but
includes the same elements. Outpatient therapy does
not require the client to live in the treatment center
but successful programs like Gulf Coast Recovery offer
programs where clients can create a foundation of