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Moving Forward After Detox: What Are the Next Addiction Treatment Steps?

Detox is the first step on the road to recovery when overcoming substance abuse. It does not matter if you used the substance for several months or several years. Without detox, the substance can remain in your body, cause you to crave it, and result in a relapse.

Can I Detox at Home?

It is not recommended to attempt detox at home, even if your family and friends are willing to help. There can be health concerns and other issues during the detox processes. Rather, it is highly recommended to undergo a safe detox at a qualified recovery center where the detox is medically supervised to ensure your safety and well-being.

How Long Does It Take to Detox?

The detox process will vary based on what substances you were abusing. Alcohol and certain drugs can pass quickly out of the body within a few days to about a week. Other substances could take several months before they are fully removed from the body. Generally, the medically supervised detox process will range from about a week to two weeks.

What Happens After Detox?

After detox, you will begin your addiction treatment program. Your program could be inpatient or outpatient depending on your specific needs. Ideally, an inpatient treatment program is better because it allows you the time to address your substance abuse problems in a controlled, safe, and secure environment free from outside distractions.

Most inpatient programs last for 90 days with the option to stay longer as needed. It is in your best interest to take your time and take as long as you need until you are comfortable with moving on to the next treatment steps.

Transitioning to Day-by-Day Sober Living

Part of your addiction treatment program will include learning day-by-day sober living skills and coping mechanisms. It is essential to understand that you need to take things one day at a time and focus on getting through the day sober. You will start to develop these skills and coping mechanisms during your inpatient program.

Returning to a “Normal” Life

After completing an inpatient treatment program, you have a few different options on the next addiction treatment steps you can take. Some people choose to move into a sober living facility where they continue to live in a structured environment.

These facilities provide ongoing outpatient treatment, group therapy, group support, and more. Many people find taking this first, small step is an essential part of building a solid and strong foundation for sober living.

Another option is to transition to ongoing outpatient treatment and return home. This type of treatment program can include individual and group therapy sessions, support groups, and other options based on your needs.

What Happens Moving Forward?

Ongoing support is essential for the rest of your life to ensure you avoid a relapse. You can continue outpatient treatment, find local support groups, tap into support networks, and more.

For more information about detox treatment and our residential inpatient treatment programs at one of our Southern California rehab facilities, please feel free to contact Adelante Recovery Center at (949) 427-9099 today! Our Orange County addiction recovery center offers top-rated inpatient and residential treatment programs in tranquil settings that promote healing and wellness.

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If you or a loved one are in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our professional and friendly addiction specialists are able to answer your questions and get things moving in the right direction.