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Detox vs Rehab: What’s The Difference?

the difference between detox and rehab

What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

The first step for many individuals looking to overcome their substance use disorder with the support of an addiction treatment program is to ensure that you release the physical dependence that has been developed to drugs and alcohol. Depending on the severity of your drug and alcohol addiction, you may experience a wide range of withdrawal symptoms that can have the potential of becoming unpleasant and, sometimes, pose a risk to your overall health and wellness. Allowing yourself to address your physical addiction to drugs and alcohol within the safe, supportive environment of a medical detox will provide you with the ongoing support and supervision of licensed medical practitioners who specialize in safe, effective detox practices. As you experience withdrawal symptoms, you will be provided with treatment methods including medication assisted treatment, behavioral therapy, and holistic treatments that will ensure that you remain comfortable and safe throughout your time in detox. 

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Depending on whether you engage in alcohol or drug abuse, you will experience different withdrawal symptoms ranging from mild to severe. 

Common drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms are: 

  • Fatigue or extreme exhaustion
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Insomnia 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Hand or body tremors 
  • Excessive sweating 
  • Mood swings 
  • Muscle aches and body pains 
  • Seizures or convulsions 
  • Loss of memory 

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Rehab: What Is It?

At the root of any substance use disorder is underlying emotions and traumas that have influenced your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Oftentimes, these difficult memories and emotions impact a person’s ability to manage any hardships or day to day activities resulting in individuals turning to substance abuse as a means of self medicating to numb any harsh feelings and emotions. A drug or alcohol rehab program will support patients in addressing these underlying emotions and traumas through individual and group therapy sessions that utilize evidence based therapy approaches. Common addiction therapy methods that are offered within alcohol or drug rehab are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment 
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Family therapy 
  • Couples therapy 
  • Holistic treatments 
  • Life skills development.
  • Relapse prevention technique development 

The Importance of Going To Rehab

Attending an inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab provides individuals with an opportunity to gain perspective on what has been the driving force of your substance abuse and provide a safe, healing environment for you to address your root causes of addiction and develop a new path towards a life in addiction recovery. Attending a treatment center for alcohol and drug rehab will provide you with ongoing support of addiction therapists and other patients that share in the same ideals of supporting each patient through your drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Patients will be able to remove themselves from their home and work environments to fully engage in addiction treatment methods. Alcohol and drug rehab helps provide individuals with the fresh start and clean break that is needed to move away from a life of alcohol and drug dependency. 

Drug and Alcohol Programs at Serenity Oaks

At Serenity Oaks, patients will be offered a continuum of care for addiction treatment that will support anyone seeking treatment and ready to begin overcoming addiction. Patients are offered detox programs, residential treatment, outpatient rehab, and aftercare planning that will ensure you have a treatment plan throughout each phase of your recovery process. Patients are able to heal from the physical and mental addiction to drugs and alcohol and develop the coping skills for addiction recovery. No matter the type of substance that you are using, our dedicated team of medical personnel and addiction counselors will support you throughout your recovery process to ensure that you have a long-lasting recovery. 

If you are struggling with addiction and are ready to begin the necessary and healing process of substance abuse treatments, contact Serenity Oaks today at 833-725-0077 to put yourself on the road to recovery and sober living.

Get Started at Serenity Oaks

At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer residential detox and addiction treatment with a wide range of modalities to address the needs of all our clients. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures everyone that enters our facility gets the personal attention they need and deserve for a safe and successful detox process. To learn more about our program, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-720-6847.
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