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How Does Detoxing Work?

The detox process is an important and necessary step in overcoming addiction. At The Lakes Treatment Center, we offer professional assistance during this time, in order to ensure a safe and successful recovery. Keep reading to learn about the main steps in detoxing, and remember, with the right help, it is always possible to make positive changes in your life and look forward to a brighter future.


The detox process begins with intake, when a medical professional will first assess the individual's physical and mental health. This initial assessment helps to determine the best plan for care and any necessary medication or other interventions that may be needed during the detox process. During the intake period, physical and psychological symptoms will be closely monitored, so when the individual is ready to begin receiving care, all facts are recorded and they are ready to take their first step towards recovery.


During the care part of detoxification, vital signs and symptoms will be closely monitored in a medical setting. The goal is to be ready for rapid response times, in case the patient experiences a withdrawal side effect like hypertension. With the assistance of a medical professional and a thorough intake assessment, the patient will receive all necessary care to reduce withdrawal symptoms and avoid long-term medical problems.


When a patient finishes detoxing at a professional detox center, they should then be transferred to a rehab facility, to begin the more in-depth process of recovery. Remember, just because drugs are out of someone’s system does not mean the disease of addiction has been treated. That’s where rehabilitation comes in. Fortunately, at The Lakes Treatment Center, the transfer process is easy, as we have detox and rehab facilities onsite.

Contact The Lakes Treatment Center to Get Your Life Back

Detoxification from drugs and alcohol is an intensive process, which is why it is essential to seek professional assistance during this time. Without professional help, individuals may suffer from extreme withdrawal symptoms or experience a relapse. That’s why at The Lakes Treatment Center, we offer state-of-the-art detox services, so every patient has the best possible chance of a safe recovery.

Remember, the detox process is an important first step in long-term sobriety, but it shouldn't be viewed as the end goal. Continued recovery support, therapy, and other forms of treatment will all play an important role in helping the individual to maintain their sobriety for the rest of their life. Contact The Lakes Treatment Center now to learn more, and begin your recovery journey today.

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