Detoxification, otherwise known simply as detox, is just one of the options for treating those addicted to drugs. The principle of detox is to quickly rid the addict of the substances he or she is addicted to by denying access to them. This method works very well for some people; for others it needs to be combined with additional therapies.
- prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- amphetamines and methamphetamines
- hard drugs like cocaine, crack, and heroin.
Middlegate wants you to know that no drug addiction is too difficult to conquer. Regardless of the drug, you or your loved one can learn to break that addiction and regain control. It is a matter of finding the right help and support along the way. It starts by contacting Middlegate.
There are several other choices for drug addiction recovery – including rehab – so why choose detox? Here are some of the more common reasons:
- it’s quicker than rehab
- it’s less expensive than rehab
- for some it’s easier than rehab.
Detox is chosen over rehabilitation by lots of people who are looking to be drug-free very quickly. However, it is not appropriate to assume that detox is all an addict will ever need. Many need to combine detoxification with rehabilitation in order to achieve permanent sobriety. And of course, aftercare is always part of the equation.
Our drug detox centres specialise in proffering bespoke services that meet the needs of each individual client. In fact, Middlegate does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach for any type of addiction; be that drugs, alcohol, gambling, or anything else.
Life after Detox
Life after detox can be whatever the former addict makes it. That’s why Middlegate encourages proper aftercare and follow-up. Aftercare is designed to provide ongoing counselling, group support and accountability to increase the chances of preventing relapse. Without aftercare, an individual is more likely to go back to addictive behaviours.
If the medical staff in one of our detox centres believes it’s necessary, a former addict may be prescribed some maintenance medication to help control both cravings and external stresses. It is not uncommon for these maintenance medications to be taken for up to a year after detox. However, you certainly do not want to spend the rest of your life taking them.
With the help of a high-quality drug detox centre and the love and support of his or her family, the drug addict can beat their addiction once and for all. That invariably leads to a life that is happier, more productive, and definitely more healthy.
Make the Decision to Get Started Now
If you have been thinking about drug detox, make the decision to get started right now. When you contact Middlegate Addiction Help, we will immediately set about matching you with a detox centre in your area. Rest assured that we would find you a program that suits your needs and your budget.
There’s no need to continue living in the prison of drug addiction. The key to your freedom is waiting at Middlegate Addiction Help.