Detox Centers

Although most places that offer detoxification are called detox centers, they are not always the same. When someone enters detox, a specific detox treatment plan should be made up for them, individually. What that plan involves will depend on the drug in question, how long the individual has been addicted to the drug and if they have ever been through detox before for the same thing. What will be planned out is the nutritional needs of the individual, the amount of supervision and what tools will be made available to help with detoxification.

Things are much different than they were in the 60’s when individuals who were addicted were strapped to a bed and made to suffer. More is understood now about drug abuse and detoxification. There are caring staff members who are well trained in detoxification and some have even been through it themselves. It is understood that there are nutrients, exercises and methods that had for years gone unused because no one understood the therapeutic advantage of them in detox.

Drug Detox in Canada

Detox Centers

Drug detox centers are located throughout Canada. A simple phone call with some routine questions should settle your concerns. Of course, you can always visit a detox center as well and ask questions, check out one of the rooms and basically find out what kind of a place it is.

There are different methods, so you will want to find out if the center substitutes one drug for another with a maintenance program or if they use all natural methods to detox or if they offer medical detox.

You may be feeling overwhelmed by everything going on right now, but finding a good drug detox center is a step in the right direction. The healing cannot start until the addict has the means and the methods to begin that healing and to make the best of it. An addict may never feel “ready” to go to detox because the thoughts it conjures up can be frightening. As long as they are willing to go, that is the important thing. Knowing that a happier and healthier life is ahead for them should give them at least some comfort.

Detox and Recovery

Many times, during detox and for part of recovery, loved ones are not able to visit. This is not meant to keep secrets or be cruel. Many addicts become irrational and at times even violent and it is difficult for many loved ones to see this even though it is very normal. For the sake of your loved one, obey the center’s rules. When you do visit for the first time, be cheerful, but let them set the tone. They may be happy, sad, confused, it is difficult to tell. Reassure them that you are proud of them and you are so excited for the new life they are going to have.

It’s never easy to go to a drug detox center but it is the first step in ridding the body, mind and soul of the offending drug. There are many people today who took that step who are now living happy and productive lives. They got clean and they learned how to stay clean. They put what they learned into action and made a success of lives. Still others have had to repeat detox a time or two due to relapse but eventually, they did succeed. One big question you may want to ask is what the center’s success rate is. It can make a big difference in the long run.