If you’ve never been to drug rehab before, you’ll likely have a lot of questions when you first get started. You’re also likely to hear addiction treatment professionals talk about a lot of unfamiliar topics, such as an addiction assessment. So, what is an addiction assessment?
When you make the choice to stop using drugs or alcohol, a complete detox is the first step toward recovery. The extensive physical and mental effects of addiction require time and care to overcome, and without an initial detox, you won’t be able to move beyond your drug or alcohol use.
The inclination to get clean and sober may come after months of increasingly negative consequences associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Yet the dangers of detoxing alone are so great that no one should attempt it. That is why assisted medical detox1 the best alternative.
Getting clean and sober is not a quick process. While many people would much rather go into a detox facility and come out ready to face the world, the truth is that detox is just the first step on a path to long-term recovery. It helps to choose the right location and environment1 in which […]