First Step Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Reynoldsburg, OH & Marion, OH

At First Step Recovery Center's residential facility in Columbus, Ohio, detox is one of the first steps patients take to address addiction. The addiction treatment center provides medically supervised detox, helping patients detox as safely and comfortably as possible. First Step Recovery Center provides individualized care to help patients establish long-term recovery. To learn more about what you or a loved one can expect during detox, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Detox Q & A

What is detox?

Detox, or detoxification, is the process of abstaining from drugs or alcohol to address addiction. Withdrawing from these substances is often the most uncomfortable part of recovery.

Detoxification is a necessary part of withdrawal management that limits the harms and some of the damage caused by addiction. Detoxing is essential to recovering from substances like alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids. 

Detox takes both a physical and emotional toll and can be difficult to cope with on your own. First Step Recovery Center provides around-the-clock medical monitoring and supervision in its residential program to ensure your safety during the detoxification process. 

There are many physical side effects of detoxing from drugs or alcohol. These include:

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle aches

The team at First Step Recovery Center is there to support you during your detox and provide medical intervention when necessary. 

In addition to the physical effects of detoxing, abstaining from drugs or alcohol can also cause a number of emotional side effects. It's common for patients to experience heightened or overwhelming emotions during detox. To help you cope with these feelings, the center provides individual and group therapies. 

What does medically supervised detox include?

A medically supervised detox is a detox performed specifically for withdrawal management. With medically supervised detox, patients receive full medical and psychological support to help mitigate their symptoms. 

The First Step Recovery Center team does its best to promote a comfortable detox. Medically-supervised detox includes several elements to address the symptoms of withdrawal, including:

  • Health monitoring 
  • Pharmaceutical therapies
  • Talking therapies  

The center uses a variety of medications to support the detox process:

  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Buprenorphine 
  • Naloxone
  • Suboxone®
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol®)
  • Disulfiram
  • Acamprosate
  • Bupropion
  • Rehydration therapies

Medications can be used for withdrawal management if you were addicted to opioids, alcohol, or meth. The center may also utilize CBD in addiction recovery programs.

First Step Recovery Center provides medically supervised detox at their residential facility in Columbus, Ohio. 

What should I expect during detox?

At First Step Recovery Center, your detox begins with a thorough medical evaluation. The evaluation identifies any harms caused by your addiction and helps create your unique treatment and monitoring plan. Your evaluation includes:

  • Blood test
  • Psychological assessment
  • Stabilization evaluation
  • Risk assessment

The team also evaluates you for co-occurring conditions that are specific to your addiction. Detoxing is an essential part of the recovery process. 

To schedule a visit for you or a loved one, book an appointment at First Step Recovery Center by phone or request one online today.