Detox Stabilization and Health
CHI delivers superior, controlled cost, outpatient
(or hybrid-residential) adult stabilization
and detox services and an affordable price-point.
What is Detox?
Drug detoxification, or detox stabilization, is the first step in the treatment of a complex disease called SA or Substance Abuse Disorder. It is also the initial step towards recovery. Detox can prevent most unpleasant or perhaps, fatal consequences resulting from sudden cessation of use and can begin to rid the body of harmful chemicals. CHI Recovery recognizes that SA isn’t just a physical problem. We know that the mind, body and spirit are all connected and when it comes down to it, detoxing the body without attending to the mind and spirit, just does not work. It’s just the first step in the detox stabilization education process.
The goal of any detox program is physiological healing after long-term drug addiction – first through stabilization, then through a period of detoxification. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), after stabilization the focus of detox shifts to the monitoring and support of the various processes of the body as it rids itself of the offending substance beit drugs or alcohol, and to the managing the often unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that result.
Detox: First Step to Recovery
Detox stabilization alone isn’t a complete treatment for addiction. In many cases, pre-existing psychological issues due to trauma, grief, violence, and major life changes such as divorce or loss of employment can increase the chances of addictive behavior when drinking or abusing other drugs. These issues must be addressed in therapy once the withdrawal symptoms have passed and the drug toxins are no longer in the body.
According to Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment published by the NIDA, effective therapies include:
- Personal Psychotherapy. Here’s where the real work on underlying issues will occur.
- Family Psychotherapy. Family members can make or break effectiveness of treatment. Therapy that addresses problems at home will increase the chances of success.
- Medical services. For chronic illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, proper medical care can help clients avoid self-medication with drugs and alcohol.
- Education via Personal Development Sessions. Learning the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and body, plus learning about how we self-sabotage, can help patients to avoid relapse. Other classes focus on important skills of Non-Violent Communication and Transformational Coaching as well as Holistic Health and Nutrition.
- Relapse prevention. Creating an actionable plan to implement when faced with temptation will increase the chances of avoiding relapse. This can include group therapy, spiritual practices, volunteerism and other useful past times.
- Personal Development Sessions on Life skills. Learning how to function and keep up with normal responsibilities people struggling with addiction to feel more in control and less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol. Live in the real world while recovering from addiction.
CHI serves individuals of all ages.
CHI serves individuals of all ages — 14 years old and older, and addresses associated symptoms and groupings frequently associated with addiction including depression, dual diagnosis, and conduct disorders in adolescents, high conflict couples, blended families, LGBTQ, and extended and genetic families. Minors are only treated under customized contracts and must have an adult living with them during the entire three-month or 6-months, acting as their custodian.