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Medical Assisted Detox, Better or Worse for You

If you have a substance use disorder, the first step to recovery typically involves a substance abuse detox program. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we offer traditional and medically assisted detox services to our patients. Many people who come to us require minimal medical assistance. However, some drugs necessitate an aggressive medical detox program. What…

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Biggest Things to Expect During First Detox

Compass Detox offers drug and alcohol detoxification services to those with substance abuse disorders in South Florida. Our patients often face their first recovery from addiction with our team of dedicated therapists and medical professionals. Learn more about what expectations of having during your first detox. What Is Detox? If you have an addiction to drugs…

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5 Reasons to Check Into a Luxury Detox Center

Have you thought about inpatient detox? You may know you cannot stop using drugs or alcohol even though you want to, but you’re worried about what detox may mean. While it may seem problematic and difficult, it does not have to be. At Compass Detox, we offer a luxury detox, an opportunity for you to…

Exercise and Addiction Recovery: 9 Benefits + Exercise Tips

If you have made the decision to detox from drugs & alochol, the process can seem daunting. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings can make it difficult to stay on course with detox and recovery. For many going through detox from drugs & alcohol, there is a need to fill the void left by substances. Recent data suggests that exercise can help remove toxins from the body, lessen stress, and improve overall health during and after drug detox. While it is always best to consult your doctor for specific guidance and advice regarding drug detox, you can keep reading for some tips on exercising during detox.

Benefits of Exercise for Drug Detox

Exercise is good for you – we all know that. But for individuals struggling with drug addiction or going through detox, exercise can have a wide range of benefits beyond weight management or building muscle. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can help your body heal from substance abuse while naturally detoxing.

What is Alcohol and Drug Detox?

A substance use disorder is a clinical term used to describe addiction to drugs or alcohol. According to guidelines set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, withdrawal is one of the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder. Withdrawal, which occurs when people with addictions stop using drugs or alcohol, involves unpleasant symptoms as a result of the substance of abuse no longer being active in the body.

When a person enters withdrawal, he or she may experience painful symptoms, making it difficult to permanently stop using the substance of abuse. In fact, people may return to drug or alcohol use to avoid withdrawal symptoms. In cases where a person wants to stop using drugs and/or alcohol but withdrawal symptoms are making the process more challenging, an alcohol and drug detox program may be necessary to manage symptoms and begin the journey toward lasting recovery. Detox programs can also provide life-saving medical treatment in cases where withdrawal becomes dangerous.

How to Pay for Drug or Alcohol Detox Treatment & Rehab

Drug & alcohol detox treatment is easier and safer at a medical detox center, but it also is not inexpensive. Requiring 24/7 monitoring and care, medication, a room, food, and more, there is a lot to offering detox treatment. Additionally, detox is typically followed by residential or outpatient treatment that, depending on the level of care and location, can be costly as well. If you are looking to get treatment for yourself or a loved one, but you are not sure how payment works, here is a quick look at the options:

Private Insurance

Depending on the provider and plan, private insurance will cover some or most of your treatment at a detox center or another addiction rehab center. The majority of treatment facilities accept insurance from all major providers including United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Whether you are enrolled in an insurance plan via your employer, directly through the insurance provider, or through healthcare.gov, there is a good chance you have coverage.