Tips for Success in Detox
If you are considering detox and rehab, you may be wondering how to best approach the opportunity. Here are some tips:
Don’t Leave Your Detox Program Early
Patients who build the longest-lasting success at Liberty Bay Recovery are those who stayed at our facility long enough to build a solid foundation of coping skills and tools. If you leave before we recommend, you increase the likelihood of relapsing and having to go through detox and rehab again.
Invest In Your Success
You are going to have to work hard to be successful in any rehab facility, as well as in life.
Trust the Process
You may not always understand the reason for counseling and other treatments, but you can trust that our physician and mental health staff have the expertise to help you become a recovering addict and live a healthier lifestyle. Open your mind to the process and any treatments your physician or counselor recommends.
Don’t Go It Alone
Never try to wean yourself off drugs or alcohol on your own. When you quit a substance “cold turkey,” you are not only setting yourself up for relapse but also placing your physical and mental health at risk. You should only go through the detox process under the supervision of a qualified detox physician who can monitor your physical and emotional health. Because these drugs are highly addictive, the chances of relapse and serious complications can be severe when you try to fight addiction alone.
Listen to Your Physician
Work with your physician rather than against your physician. Our physicians have worked with hundreds of people going through detox, and each addiction is different. This range of experience means that your physician understands how to best support you. This may also reduce the amount of time that you have to go through detox programs. When your physician tells you to rest, you should rest. When your physician tells you to drink more water or eat certain foods, it is only to help facilitate detox rather than be critical or overbearing.
Be Courteous to Staff and Other Patients
You will meet a lot of people in detox programs who are going through the same process as you. Everyone goes through a range of emotions during this stressful time, and being considerate and courteous helps everyone. You may even find some new friends to help you with sober living.
Let our staff know if you have any medical or mental health concerns. We cannot help if we do not know what you are experiencing. Even share things that may seem insignificant or unimportant because knowledge is power, and we are ultimately here for you and your recovery.