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Rehab Centres Detox Facilities Cape Town

Most Addiction Treatment Centre’s in Cape Town have detox facilities.

Most drug and all alcohol addictions require a detox program before the start of the rehabilitation program. This process of detox removes all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body in some cases. In other cases, maintenance medication may be given to counteract the withdrawal symptoms associated with certain drugs, such as opiate prescription drugs and heroin.

The severity of the detox process varies from person to person, depending on the substance in question, how long they took the drug and at what dosage levels, and if there are any other addictions involved. When a person takes a drug or consumes alcohol regularly, the body becomes accustomed to having certain levels of the substance in it. Once the substance is removed, the body can go into a type of shock, causing withdrawal symptoms to occur. Most withdrawal symptoms can occur immediately, but most usually occur within 24 hours after the last dose.

Withdrawal symptoms include, but are not limited to:

Extreme depression
Issues with concentration
Decreased appetite
Severe fatigue
Agitation
Runny nose
Inability to sleep
Sweating
Nausea
Cramping
Diarrhea
Trembling or shaking
Rapid heart rate
Troubled breathing
Headaches
Muscle tension and pain
Seizure
Stroke
Hallucinations
Heart attack

Depending on the drug you have been using will depend on the detox you require, not all drugs require detox.

All detoxes are normally supervised in the treatment Centre. You should never try to detox at home,
it could be dangerous!

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As soon as the addict gets through the initial detox from drugs or alcohol, they will move on to the rehabilitation portion of the recovery process. This is where the patients get to the core reasons behind their addictions, addressing those issues and taking responsibility, so they can effectively move on with their lives, being in ”Recovery”, without going back to drugs, alcohol or their addictive behavior. The denial, justification and blame is looked at in-depth in their treatment process.

In individual and group behavioral therapy, the patient will do this work by identifying when they began using the substance and why they started abusing it. Time management skills will allow them to better use their time so they have less opportunity to think about relapse. Patients learn to identify relapse triggers, and how to deal with these triggering situations when they come up. If patients have a plan for various relapse situations, they are more likely to put their plan into action and avoid relapse. This type of cognitive behavioral therapy also addresses thoughts that patients have in relation to substance abuse or life in general. It helps to reform their thinking patterns and make behavioral changes toward a healthy, sober life.

Most Addiction Rehabs in Cape Town usually includes group therapy. These group sessions allow the recovering addict to interact with others who are in the same situation. It is often helpful for recovering addicts to know that they are not alone in their struggles. Likewise, it can be beneficial for addicts to share their own stories of addiction and recovery, as others find solace in them. This sense of community support is integral to the recovery process.

Family Support

Addiction Treatment Centers Family Programmes

Most addiction rehabilitation facilities offer family therapy as part of their program. Addiction is far-reaching, affecting many people rather than just the individual with the addiction. Family members are often those who are most deeply affected by their loved one's addiction, and they are an important component of the recovery process for that person. Initially, patients may be restricted from contacting loved ones but later in the recovery process, family members are often welcomed to participate in family therapy sessions. During these sessions, family members can discuss pain caused by their loved one's addiction and their desire to see that person live a healthy life. Family therapy can help to resolve issues so the family can serve as a pillar of support once their loved one leaves the rehabilitation facility.

Recovery

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Recovery is a true gift.

Rehabs in Cape Town is where the foundation of ‘Recovery” is started. Then it continues when you leave. I t will be suggest you attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and arrange to continually see your Sponsor.

Attend as many meeting as possible and mix and make friends with other recovering addicts. This is where you will receive all the support and understanding needed. Arrange to meet up with your Sponsor once a week.

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