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What Type of Detox is Best?

The kind of treatment you choose can make a big difference in your recovery.

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Spend five minutes on the internet and you’ll quickly read about dozens of different treatment centers—all offering different promises and methods.

When it comes down to is, though, rehab can be classified into three different types.

Social vs. Medical vs. Clinical Detox

We know so much more than we did about addiction just a few decades ago. We now know, for example, that quitting isn’t a matter of willpower—and that people often need help to break free from the hold drugs or alcohol have on them.

Here are three common types of rehab:

  • Medical Detox: Medical detox is pretty much what it sounds like, and it’s especially important if you’re detoxing from alcohol or opioids. The goal here is not only to keep you more comfortable, but also to keep you safe.
  • Social Detox: Social detox is based on the belief that getting drugs out of your system usually isn’t enough to launch a true recovery from drugs or alcohol. Rather, therapy is needed to discover why you started using in the first place—and to get you on the road to good mental health.
  • Clinical Detox: Clinical detox, meanwhile, offers the best of both worlds. Clinical rehab is done on an in-patient basis. The first step is to detox—under close medical supervision. But that’s certainly not the end of the process. After detoxing, therapy helps solve any underlying issues that fueled your addiction.

Substance Abuse Treatment at The Raleigh House

The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to manage and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our 90-day drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

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