Most stimulant treatment programs begin with detox, which typically takes up to one week. This the beginning of the healing process. Addicts going through detox will experience some type of withdrawal symptom; acute withdrawals are typically helped with antidepressants and benzodiazepines. While no medication can completely eliminate withdrawal symptoms, medications can help make them more manageable. The goal of detox is to help keep the patient as comfortable and as safe as possible.
According to the plan that the client has decided on, the next step in the recovery process after detox is either residential or outpatient treatment. This part of recovery lasts between 30 and 90 days. During this time, the client’s primary focus is on treatment.
Some find that they may not quite be free of their addiction even after successfully completing intensive rehabilitation. Real Recovery’s sober living residences can help provide extra help while transitioning back to a clean and sober life.
Recovery is an ongoing effort that must continue even after professional treatment is over, but with the right support, long-lasting sobriety is possible.