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Alcohol and Drug Detox Programs Near Dallas, TX

Breaking the hold drugs and alcohol have over you can be a difficult and painful process and trying to do so alone is rarely successful. Detox facilities help you manage the symptoms and successfully complete your detox. If you or a loved one is looking for medical detox in Dallas that’s safe and effective, Discovery Point Retreat is here to help. Our team of caring professionals knows exactly what you’re going through, and they have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process. 

Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our clinical staff will monitor you 24/7 to make sure your detox experience is progressing smoothly. Once you’ve safely completed the detox phase, you’ll be ready to move on to the more gratifying part of treatment — including residential inpatient treatment, our partial hospitalization program or our intensive outpatient program.

Nurse Practitioner Michaella Hinds explains the detox process at Discovery Point Retreat.

Why is Medical Detox Important?

Using drugs or alcohol for months or even years takes a toll on your body and brain. Your system becomes dependent on the substances for normal operation. Your brain changes its chemical processes to work with the drugs and alcohol, rather than against them. 

When you enter a drug detox or alcohol detox program to rid your body of those substances, your system reacts negatively. Depending on your level of addiction, withdrawal symptoms can range from mild or moderate (headaches, fever and chills, shaking, anxiety) to severe (delirium tremens, seizures, heart attacks). That’s why it’s essential to undergo the detoxification process under the care of qualified medical professionals like the ones at Discovery Point Retreat.

Is Alcohol and Drug Detox Safe?

Because of the difficult and sometimes dangerous effects of withdrawal, you should never try to detox on your own. Although home drug detox may seem like the easier and faster way to detox from drugs and alcohol, it is risky and isn’t guaranteed to work. You can rely on Discovery Point Retreat to provide a safe and comfortable transition from active substance abuse to early recovery.

At our detox in Dallas, Texas, you receive the medications, nutrients and supervision you need for a successful detox. Our clinical professionals ease the effects of withdrawal while helping you physically and mentally prepare for the next steps of your rehabilitation.

How Does the Detox Program Work?

Medical detox begins with an evaluation to determine the severity of your addiction and to assess your physical and mental health. We recognize that each individual faces unique challenges, and we work with you to uncover your potential triggers and recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.

During drug detox and/or alcohol detox, our trained, onsite medical professionals closely monitor heart rate patterns, blood pressure and stress levels 24/7. We carefully stabilize your health and wellness through medications, nutrition and other methods of support. We help you get through withdrawal and prepare for the next phase of your treatment.

Will I Need Addiction Treatment After Detox?

Detox breaks the physical bonds of addiction, but the psychological bonds still must be addressed. The underlying issues that lead to problematic substance abuse need to be treated professionally. By transitioning directly into residential treatment or another level of care, you’ll receive the appropriate mental and emotional therapy, significantly increasing the likelihood of achieving long-term recovery — and reducing the risk of relapse along the way. Our rehabilitation options include:

Throughout our treatment programs, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of innovative addiction therapies, including:

Detox is vital to your recovery, but it’s not the only stop on your journey. Seeking further treatment after detox will help you continue your recovery and maintain your sobriety.

If you or a loved one are ready to detox and begin your journey to a healthy, happier life in recovery, get help today.

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