Residential Detox Helps Quit the Most Addictive Drugs

Detox and Quitting Addictive Drugs

Although people might like to say that nicotine is far more addictive than most of the drugs that are also considered addictive, that claim does not seem to be quite right. It would probably be more accurate to say that nicotine has a stronger chemical addiction whereas drugs and pharmaceuticals have a stronger emotional impact because their effects are so easy to notice when they take effect and when those effects wear off.

Nevertheless, when someone has a perceptively strong addiction to certain drugs, they will go through residential detox when they first go into a rehab program with us. Residential detox, by the way, is the correct term for the service that most people refer to as just “detox” – the patient stays at the rehab facility while detox is conducted to let all the patient’s consumed drugs fully leave their system. Residential detox is also done to prepare patients for their upcoming time in rehab classes and therapy sessions – they won’t have their attention diverted away because of physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms that get addressed in detox. However, it is important to note here that going through detox and getting through withdrawals does not mean that your addiction will be over – that is why a large part of rehab after detox is about learning how to go about your daily tasks without experiencing a relapse.


Highly Addictive Street and Pharmaceutical Drugs

As noted previously and as you probably already know, there are a number of drugs that are notoriously addictive. If you are addicted to one of those substances, you will find that residential detox will be the single best next move that you have since attempting to quit those illicit and/or prescribed drugs at home is realistically near impossible.

The following drugs are well known to be some of the most addictive substances on the planet:



Having an addiction to any of the above substances pretty much guarantees that you will need to go through residential detox to give yourself the best chance possible at fully ending your substance abuse

To determine the best way to end your or a loved one’s substance abuse or addiction, call us right now at (866) 319-6126 or send over a message. We’re ready to help whenever you’re ready to quit.

Customized Rehab and Getting the Help You Need

Every Addiction is Different

If you have spent much time looking around our blog or our site as a whole, you have probably seen it mentioned over and over again about how each drug or alcohol addiction is different. However, what we don’t outright address nearly as often is that the rehab services received at 1st Step Behavioral Health are customized to each patient. Everybody who comes through our doors looking for a way to end an addiction to drugs or alcohol is treated like the individuals that they are. Everyone has their own path to recovery, and our rehab programs take that fully into consideration.


Ending Substance Abuse

To help our patients end their addiction to all kinds of substances, including alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and those substances that have yet to be deemed controlled, we offer a variety of programs and services. These include therapies, support groups, detox, and much more. And going in line with what was said earlier about addiction, our rehab programs are customized to meet each patient’s needs whether they need inpatient oxycodone treatment or .

These programs are further customized when taking into account whether the patient is in a dual diagnosis scenario, which is when a substance abuse issue is paired with a mental illness.


Aftercare and Your Family

Once rehab has ended and the patient goes home, the challenge isn’t over. From there, patients are instructed on what they should do to continue their recovery, which usually includes support groups and therapy, though everyone has a different plan. Furthermore, family and friends will play a huge role in helping an ex-addict stay sober. What’s most important after rehab, however, is that the patient follows their aftercare plan, otherwise the possibility of relapse grows tremendously. 


To get started on your path to sobriety or to help a loved one get the rehab services they need, contact us online today and we will be glad to discuss your options and what your next step should be.


Drug Addiction isn’t a Punchline

It’s easy to watch movies and laugh at the way drugs are portrayed. Sure, cheesy 70s and 80s movies and even the early 90s often showed people get high off of something, and the world is just twisting and turning, and everything is amazing and hilarious, and nobody can stop laughing. Or you’d have some goofy loser looking for their next fix, and they’d be off on crazy misadventures trying to do just that. The real world isn’t like that. When a person in the real world gets high, it can change their brain chemistry, and make them miserable without it. And that’s only what it does to the person themselves.


The Reality of Drug Abuse

It’s easy to forget the social impact addiction has on a person. A friend, or a roommate, or a family member, once drugs enter their life, will often change without realizing it themselves. They tend to grow distant, more moody and prone to fits of emotion, and will often make friends with people in circles around their dealers and other drug users. All of this is hard on those who care. It can be a mental struggle for people who care about their friends to confront them about their drug use. But no matter how hard it is, if someone is trying to get help for an addict, they’re fighting for that person’s life, and surrender is rarely an option to take.


Of course, the health impacts are bad too. Depending on the chemical substance, the person who issues it may have mixed in other chemicals for either additional effect or to dilute the amount they give out per dose. Unless it’s prescriptions being abused, there is no legal medical oversight involved. They have no duties to put the user’s health first when making their product. And even if it is prescription drugs like oxycodone or opioids that are being abused, the medical care involved will not protect someone who is using the drugs the wrong way.


No “Good” Illegal Drugs

Even worse, depending on the kind of drug used, there can be terrible physical repercussions. Methamphetamines are particularly notorious, quickly causing tooth decay and gum disease after only a few uses. There are many other drugs, with many different side-effects and withdrawal symptoms, but you will rarely find a drug that has a net good to a person’s body without some horrible consequence. Even society as a whole is hard to forgive those bearing the signs of being an addict, no matter how good people might be.


For more information on drug recovery and clinics near you, contact us at (866) 319-6126 or send us a message online.