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.

What to Expect During Oxycodone Detox

With the so-called “opioid epidemic” showing no signs of really slowing down any time soon, many people who are addicted to opioids are looking for a way to detox safely and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone. However, because of those withdrawal symptoms and the goal of lessening them, detox at a rehab center is fully recommended.

Let’s now take a look at what you should expect during detox at 1st Step Behavioral Health.


How Detox Works

While the detox stage is more often than not considered to be the most difficult time that patients experience at a rehab center, the how and the why of it is especially easy to explain. Detox at 1st Step is the first thing patients will go through, and it is done to get rid of the substance from the patient’s body. Other than not use drugs or alcohol while going through detox, though, the patient doesn’t have to do or focus on anything other than coping with withdrawal symptoms.


Withdrawal from Oxycodone

Normally, the withdrawal symptoms that come from quitting oxycodone will last around seven days. That length can be changed a little give or take a day depending on the severity of the addiction and how the patient is coping with the withdrawal.


Daily Living

While dealing with those withdrawal symptoms in detox, you will still need to eat, sleep, shower, and do all the things you need to live and stay hygenic, and the staff will make sure you are well taken care of during this difficult stage of rehab.


For those of you who are sick and tired of being addicted to oxycodone or any other substance out there in South Florida, get started on the path to recovering from your addiction by either calling 1st Step Behavioral Health directly at (866) 319-6126 or submit to us any questions or concerns through our online contact page as soon as you can.

How Drug Rehab Treats an Addiction

For those who might soon be entering a rehab program at 1st Step Behavioral Health -or any other rehab center for that matter-, you may be concerned about what to expect and how rehab works to treat a drug addiction. Furthermore, you probably also have some anxiety about what you will do after rehab to keep yourself from relapsing.

Let’s take a look at how it works.


From Addiction to Detox

When you first get to our drug rehab near Ft. Lauderdale in Pompano Beach, you will go through our intake process and immediately begin detox. During this portion of rehab, your only concern should be getting through the withdrawal symptoms caused by quitting that particular substance.

Detox can last anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. And due to the unpredictability of the before-mentioned withdrawals, at-home detox is rarely successful and occasionally life threatening. Here, our staff will make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.


Re-Learning Life in Rehab

After pushing all of the substance out of your blood and body, rehab then focuses on pushing it out of your mind through various types of therapy. These generally include behavioral cognitive therapy, group discussions, and family therapy.

However, since an addiction to certain drugs can be impossible for some people to ever fully eliminate all their cravings, it is important to learn how to deal with triggers that life will throw your way, including stress, negative people, bad news, boredom, and more. Many recovering addicts pick up new hobbies during rehab, which can be a tremendous help in keeping an addiction away for good.


Sticking to Your Own Word

Still, with everything said here, the single most important factor in a successful and permanent drug rehab program is that you stay optimistic and keep to the promises you make to your addiction therapist. Before ending your stay in our rehab center, you will work with the therapist to determine what you need to do to continue your care and stay sober, then promise to stick to that.

As corny as it might sound, as long as you stick to that promise and stay positive as far as quitting is concerned, you’re on the path to a long life of healthy sobriety. Contact us right away to enter drug rehab for yourself or learn more about how to reserve space here for a loved one in Ft. Lauderdale.