Getting clean and sober can be a pretty scary time for some people, especially if it is the first time they are making the attempt. More often than not, a person is sent away from home, to a hospital like facility where they don’t know anyone, don’t know the area, and don’t know if they can make it without drugs or alcohol.
The Residential Stabilization Program at Restore Detox changes all that. In a time of stress, frustration, anxiety, and even fear, Restore provides the individual and their loved ones with the peace of mind that they are about to embark on a journey of healing, growth, and change.
Restore Detox Centers provides individuals who are looking to better their lives, a safe and non-judgemental environment where they can find support, love, professional guidance, and the absence of guilt and shame.
The Residential Stabilization Program is located in a beautiful facility in the Poway Valley of southern California. Meals are provided by an in-house chef using fresh ingredients and a blend of healthy and indulgent dishes.
The facilities are equipped with state of the art technology and are fully furnished to provide a level of luxury that is not met by many other alcohol and substance abuse treatment centers.
Most people are aware of the initial detoxification and withdrawal symptoms and protocols, however, many other treatment facilities do not closely monitor the side effects that Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms can have on the individuals in their facilities.
The Residential Stabilization Program at Restore Detox Centers were specifically created with this in mind. The first few months of recovery can often be the most challenging on an individual, as their mind and body goes through immense changes and restoration.
This can result in a plethora of both physical and mental side effects that, without proper stabilization and monitoring, can often lead an individual back to a relapse. The Residential Stabilization Program allows the individual a jumping off point between their initial detox and the rest of their residential treatment program.
One of the most crucial elements to monitor during the Post Acute Withdrawal phase is the combination of anxiety and mood swings and cravings. This perfect storm of added stress and the elimination of the individual’s previous coping mechanism can often lead people back to a drink or drug. The Residential Stabilization Program closely monitors the individual’s behavior, their sleep and eating patterns, and their interactions with others and their environment.
The resulting symptomatology of Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms can be both physical and psychological and can affect each individual differently, depending on their genetic makeup and the history of their addiction. Some people can see and feel symptoms of PAWS for weeks to months after their last use.
Some of the most common side effects of Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms are:
- Hostility or Aggression
- Difficulty with motivation
- Anxiety, panic, or fear
- Occasional Nausea
- Exhaustion or fatigue
- Intense Mood Swings
- Trouble concentrating
- Anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure
- Memory loss
- Sensitivity to stressful situations, or, Emotional Reactivity
The Residential Stabilization Program at Restore Detox Centers believes that any proper detoxification process will take Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome very seriously. For this reason, professionals counselors, therapists, and medical practitioners will be on hand to monitor any signs that an individual who might be struggling with PAWS could use some additional aid.
Restore is aware that each individual is different and will respond differently to treatment. For that reason, they have created a whole health program that is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
For example, many people who are newly recovering from a length of drug and alcohol abuse history will often have experienced some sort of trauma or inability to trust, for that reason, many people find it difficult to bond or relate with a therapist in a formal, one on one setting.
The Residential Stabilization Program provides multiple other modalities that will promote healing and trust for individuals who may not be willing to open up in the early days of their treatment. While all individuals who are apart of the program will see their own professional therapist, some of the other, more relaxed modalities include:
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
- On and offsite 12 step meetings
For those individuals who are familiar with and comfortable being involved in more one on one therapy and even for those who aren’t the Residential Stabilization Program offers:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
- Family Therapy
- Case Management
- Relapse Prevention Groups
Restore Detox understands that it is often much more beneficial to meet an individual where they are, rather than attempting anyone to change before they are willing, so the idea of providing a whole heath outlook on therapeutic modalities has been the most successful tool the encourage comfort and trust in the process.
The Importance of Post Detox Stabilization
During a time where so much can seem out of control for the individual, having these stepping stone between programs creates an immense feeling of relaxation and grounding. The usual protocol that many other treatment facilities utilize is, a few days in detox, followed immediately by shipping the individual off to an inpatient residential facility to sit in groups for 8 hours a day with anywhere from 15-100 strangers, where they graduate, hoping to have changed, and then sent off into the world.
The main goal of Restore Detox’s Residential Stabilization Program is to create a fluid and grounding treatment process for the individual. One where they can be heard, and where they can find trust, both in themselves and in others. Recovery can be a hard road, but if given the proper tools, and with a safe and nourishing environment, it can be remembered as a time of gratitude, growth, and enlightenment.