Many veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), military-induced trauma, or military sexual trauma turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and cope. This is especially common among veterans who have been exposed to combat and trauma. However, the relief offered by drugs and alcohol is only temporary, and, in the long run, this pattern of behavior usually only makes any existing struggles worse. In honor of those who have loyally and faithfully served our country, our Palm Beach drug rehab offers veterans detox programs to promote safe, comfortable, and long-term recovery.
Benefits of Veterans Detox Centers
Drug detoxification, or detox, is the process of slowly weaning someone off of drugs or alcohol. When a person becomes physically dependent on alcohol or drugs like stimulants, depressants, and narcotics, the body is unable to function normally without them. As a result, a person with physical drug dependence will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms in periods when they haven’t had the drug for a while.
Withdrawals represent the brain’s attempts at resolving a chemical imbalance caused by drugs or alcohol. So while the brain may remain docile or the person’s mood elevated while they’re on drugs, during withdrawal, chemicals that were suppressed and elevated suddenly shift, leading to psychological and physical symptoms.
Withdrawals can be not only difficult, but dangerous to go through without medical support. Especially when it comes to quitting alcohol, benzos, or opioids, the cold-turkey method can be deadly. Some major benefits of medically supervised detox to consider include:
- Safety and comfort: At our rehab in Palm Beach, Florida, clients’ safety is our number one priority. All drug and alcohol detox programs at our facility are performed over the course of several days to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible. Because our detox programs are medically-monitored, clients may also receive medication assistance (as needed) to mitigate any withdrawals and, of course, ensure their safety and comfort throughout the detoxification process.
- Personalization: We understand that no two people are alike, so we make sure that each of our patients has a treatment plan that’s right for them. Especially considering how often veterans are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, personalization is another benefit of the addiction and detox services offered at our rehab for veterans.
- Confidentiality: At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we treat drug and alcohol addiction in veterans from all walks of life and place our clients’ privacy at the top of our list of priorities. Because clients work with various specialists, therapists, and counselors at our facility, we understand the need and desire for privacy. Rest assured, the privacy of those who come to us for our veterans’ detox or addiction treatment programs will be kept strictly confidential at all times.
- Higher chances of long-term success: In addition to the privacy, personalization, safety, and comfort that one can receive in medical detox versus at-home attempts, undergoing medically monitored withdrawal treatment also increases patients’ chances of moving forward in their treatment programs and remaining sober in the long run.
Drug and Alcohol Detox for Veterans in Florida
Most patients usually start their treatment with medical detox. We offer detox for various substances, such as:
- Prescription Drugs
Not only does this level of addiction treatment offer patients the comfort and support needed to safely overcome withdrawals, but it also sets them up for a successful recovery and reduces their chances of leaving rehab early and relapsing.
In addition to our BHOPB detox options, our facility also offers a Military and Veterans in Recovery program that includes substance abuse treatment, psychotherapy, dual diagnosis treatment, and mental health care for veterans. These hardworking men and women gave up so much for us, so now it’s our turn to give back to them.