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Importance of Detox in a Medical Environment


Detox is the first step in drug and alcohol treatment. Although some people will try to detox at home, there is great importance to detox in a medical environment.

Why Detox in a Medical Environment

In a medical detox setting, the patient gets care around the clock and professionals committed to doing anything they can to make him or her feel as comfortable as possible. By getting through this first step of the detox process with the least amount of pain as possible, the patient will develop a mindset that being substance-free doesn’t have to be painful.

Recovery isn’t just about quitting the abuse of drugs or alcohol, it’s a lifelong recovery process. By beginning your recovery in a detox program, you will be able to come out feeling better and thinking straight, ready to continue on the road to recovery.

Addiction can have a tremendously negative effect on one’s life. There’s nothing harder than realizing that one has distanced his/her friends, family and aspects of life which were once so cherished. After going through detox and beginning the journey to recovery, one will see that the things that mattered once are beginning to matter again and he or she can then begin to repair the damage that their addiction caused to their life.

The caring team of doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists at Compass Detox are dedicated to providing individualized programs and round-the-clock care for each individual who walks through our doors. Each member of our team has undergone extensive training to handle even the most difficult detox cases in a safe and secure manner.

The Importance of Medical Detox

In some cases, the detox process can be managed with the use of medications and other medical interventions such as an IV and machines to monitor vital signs. When detoxing from substances such as alcohol, heroin, or cocaine, medical detox keeps the patient safe and helps manage potentially severe symptoms. Medical detox is not offered at all detox facilities. It is important that these options are available in-the-moment for individuals who need is.

Seek a Medical Detox Program

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate to contact us and get help today. Start the recovery process now and begin building a new successful life!

Compass Detox’s top-of-the-line 40-bed facility is spread out across 18,000 square feet. Located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, we are just a short drive from the Miami Internation Airport or the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. When admitted, all patients have access to our luxury amenities, medical professionals, and medical detox process. Recovery doesn’t have to be uncomfortable when you do it at Compass Detox.

For more information, please call us at (800) 263-3869.

Brooks V.
Brooks V.
Brooks has been a freelance journalist for the better part of two decades, as well as spending a decade as a crisis intervention counselor. Through his own work and researching the work of others throughout the many facets of the detox, crisis intervention, and mental health worlds he has been able to tell the stories of those worlds in an effort to help addicts and those with mental illnesses understand and navigate them.