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Stabilization

A Better Today’s Approach to Medically Supervised Withdrawals: Detoxing the Right Way

A Better Today understands that withdrawing from drugs and alcohol is extremely uncomfortable and dangerous for your health. Our graduated clients have shared with us that the detoxing process is the most intimidating part about pursuing a life in recovery.

Based on their feedback, we structured our detox/stabilization process to be as comfortable a possible with 24-hour nursing staff to ensure your health and well-being is a high priority. It is important to ABT that the first steps you take in the journey in recovery be a strong foundation for the rest of your treatment.

During this stabilization period, it is important to give your body time to adjust and cleanse itself of the toxins that have been poisoning you the extent of your active addiction. Not many drug and alcohol treatment facilities choose to invest in medication that offers comfort like we do.

Utilizing medications that block the effects of opioids and represses thoughts of relapse strengthens the chances of sobriety. These medications come in all different forms ranging from thin strips you put under your tongue to implants that fit nicely in your arm. Learn more about your options in Dr. Carlton’s video on the benefits and disadvantages of drug and alcohol treatment medications.

Many people believe they will never find happiness in recovery because the withdrawal process is so painful. A Better Today asks you to trust us when it comes to this step in your recovery. ABT provides each client with quality care with a certified team of medical professionals. Our trained staff is there for each client every step of the way. We do our absolute best to keep each client as comfortable as possible while they are dealing with withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms are beatable & temporary. Don’t let your fear control the rest of your life.

A Better Today is ready when you are ready.

Overcome Your Withdrawals with ABT’s Clinicians

The reality of the situation is that there is no way to fully stop withdrawal symptoms from happening. After years of drug and alcohol abuse, feeling dope sick when getting clean is most likely the driving focus that keeps people from getting help. A Better Today highly encourages you to not do this withdraw process alone. The first steps in recovery are the most intimidating. Having a strong support staff cheering you on, inspiring you to pull through, and encouraging you to overcome the hardship will start your treatment off on the right foot.

Depending on the length of the addiction and substances abused, the withdrawal process will vary in intensity. Some of the most commonly experienced withdrawal symptoms are vomiting, headaches, sensitive skin, sweating and shaking. A Better Today’s around-the-clock care is how our team monitors clients to make sure that their needs are being met and they are safely withdrawing. We have a nurse on the premises at all times to ensure a safe withdrawal.

In certain cases, medications can be provided to clients. For example, ABT might supply Buprenorphine or Naloxone to act as neuro-blockers to keep someone safe while going through alcohol or prescription drug withdrawal. Medication is not always the answer, which is why ABT’s medical staff will determine an appropriate stabilization plan for each client when he or she arrives at our facility.

ABT understands that clients inherently fear withdrawal symptoms. That is why we ask for your trust, that once you step through our doors, we will do our best to make the transition from active addiction to recovery as smooth as possible. We are here to help you get back on your feet, both figuratively and literally.

What is A Better Today’s Stabilization Process Like?

ABT’s approach to individualized inpatient treatment is designed to be a 90-day plan. Each client has a one-on-one meeting with one of our medical staff to construct an individual program within 24-hours of arriving at our facility. The stabilization stage itself typically ranges from 7 to 28 days with an intense focus on your health and well-being. Most of our rehab programs are broken into seven different levels of care. The first level is the stabilization process.

During stabilization, our medical staff focuses on providing a safe withdrawal providing a blackout period from internet, family and friends. This is your time in treatment and ABT wants the best quality of care with our focus on you and your health.

In order to move to the second level of care, most clients need to receive a medical assessment, have a face-to-face meeting with our clinical staff, and complete new client orientation. If you have experienced other drug and alcohol treatment facilities, you will quickly realize how serious ABT takes individualized treatment plans compared to other facilities.

ABT knows that this treatment is life changing and for many who have been abusing drugs for years, this treatment is lifesaving. You put your faith and trust in ABT that we will not only do it right but do it better than everyone else.

Each client may have a different program based on his or her needs and drug and alcohol abuse history, but everyone gets the medical attention they deserve from our master’s level therapists. This attention to detail during the stabilization process is what makes ABT’s approach effective and encourage long-lasting recovery.

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Let the Healing Begin in Stabilization: Building Bonds Through Suffrage

ABT’s stabilization period allows our clients to begin communicating with one another to break the isolated behavior active addiction tends to cause. Active addiction tends to put people in the mindset that they deserve to be alone and isolated as to not burden others with the extent of their drug and alcohol addiction.

Surrounding our clients with peers is important for the healing process. Having examples of both positive and destructive behaviors ignites the learning process of socially acceptable behaviors. Many may think that this element in rehab is pointless but the reality of the situation is, people learn social cues and acceptable behaviors from their peers more than authority figures.

Clients are encouraged to get to know one another and build bonds in the tragedies they may have faced in active addiction. Talking with people who have experienced similar experiences can help the healing process along, especially when traumatic events fill them with shame and regret.

To add more structure to peer to peer learning, ABT hosts group therapy sessions daily filled with activities, intriguing talking points, and knowledge. These group meetings are designed for everyone to share their past experiences. Realizing that they are not alone in their suffrage is empowering. There may be aspects of their personality or thoughts that contributed to their addiction that will help identify triggers of using for them to learn from.

Attending therapy sessions to discuss drug or alcohol abuse with others can allow our clients to see their actions from a different perspective. You can do this with friends and family, but they might not understand or empathize with the pressure associated when making those decisions in active addiction. Building those bonds and interacting with others who share in the struggle is just one element of ABT’s approach.

Overcoming Temporary Withdrawal Symptoms for a Fulfilling Future in Recovery

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is a vital stage in the stabilization process, but it also may be the most important and hardest to overcome. Adjusting to feeling emotions again is one of the hardest steps in recovery because those feelings tend to come with strong emotions of regret and shame. The overall goal of life-long sobriety starts with a clear mind and a healthy body.

During stabilization, you can start to grasp the fact that happiness can exist without harmful substances. Many people who enter treatment believe that they will live in misery for the rest of their life if they maintain their sobriety.

Our graduated clients have expressed the level of happiness and fulfillment that is now their life. Withdrawal symptoms are temporary. But achieving sobriety through treatment can lead to a lifetime of happiness in recovery. Your body can, and will, get used to functioning without being loaded all of the time.

Walking the path of recovery is not easy, but the best experiences in life are not easy. With each sobriety chip, meeting hosted, and step accomplished; the fulfillment of achieving your goals and being involved in family holidays or sober community events adds a layer of contentment to your life that abusing drugs and alcohol will never be able to do for you. Getting past the stabilization process is a bump in the road worth getting over.

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Trusting in ABT to Guide You Through the Hardships so You May Discover Your Full Potential

Drug and alcohol rehab is a lengthy process but each level of care at A Better Today is worth taking the time to absorb and take to heart. ABT knows what a life of drugs and alcohol is like. How it robs you of your family and friends and with enough time, corrupt your self-worth.

We also know what it is like to live a life in recovery and we want to share that joy and fulfillment with you. Rehab cannot magically cure anyone of addiction nor promise that you will never touch a substance again in your life. What ABT can promise is how good it feels to find happiness, not at the bottom of a bottle or loaded in a pipe. We can promise that when you graduate an ABT program that you will leave our facility with dreams and goals that are just waiting to be achieved.

After the stabilization stage, you will move on to the next level of care. Completing an inpatient rehab plan includes more group and individual therapy as well as group outings. If you have come as far as to ask for help with a substance abuse problem, then do not stop now. There is no point in turning back now when your whole life is waiting for you to want it just as much as we want it for you. Trust in us that we will guide you to your version of happiness.

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