Set in one of our serene, comfortable and modern residential medical detox facilities, this stage in the Guardian Path focuses on physical, mental and emotional stabilization.
Continued drug and alcohol abuse severely impacts an individual’s physical and mental health. Once an individual’s body and brain are used to having a substance in the system on a regular basis, the central nervous system and brain chemistry recalibrate to accommodate the presence of that substance. When the substance is stopped abruptly, the mind and body revolts. Without medical help, withdrawal can be an agonizing, even life-threatening, experience. But at Guardian Recovery Network’s facilities, we help individuals safely and comfortably detox from drugs and alcohol.
We utilize a variety of medications to ease the pain of withdrawal and make the process safe. We offer 24/7 medical supervision and an experienced clinical staff. Our medical detox facilities are well-appointed with comfortable beds, entertainment options, serene lounge spaces, 24/7 snack bars and a kitchen with a dedicated chef who cooks three nutritious meals a day. Private rooms are available at all our facilities.
Once the mind has cleared and the body stabilized, clients participate in voluntary group therapy, educational workshops, 12-Step meetings, guided meditation, acupuncture and yoga. They begin to learn about the disease model of addiction and what actions will be required for their ongoing recovery. They are introduced to tools for regulating their emotions, responding to triggers and staying healthy. They actively work with a case manager to craft a plan for their next moves following detox. Once an individual demonstrates engagement in treatment and is physically well, clients are encouraged to proceed to motivation.