As you review your options for addiction treatment programs, you will likely wonder what level of treatment best suits your needs. For many people battling addiction, the first stop is medically supervised detoxification, or “detox.” And at Golden Peak Recovery Center in Colorado, we have had particular success with a specific kind of detox program called a “sub-acute detox program.” But what is this type of program, and will it work for you?

What is Detox?

It might be best to start with some answers to more straightforward questions. Detox is your body’s process of removing toxins from its systems. When you abuse drugs or alcohol and suffer addiction, your body must cleanse itself of these substances to successfully enter recovery. The resulting withdrawal symptoms range from mild and moderate to severe, depending on your level of addiction and other health factors. For most people, the process of detox after addiction takes seven to 10 days.

The physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal also range from mild to severe. Most people experience symptoms that include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fever and chills
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea and dehydration
  • Anxiety and depression

Sub-Acute Detox CenterOther common symptoms of withdrawal include sensitivity to light and noise, pain, insomnia, and intense cravings for your drugs or alcohol. But for severe addictions, withdrawal symptoms can put your life at risk. These dangerous symptoms include delirium tremens of alcohol dependence, seizures, coma, heart attack, or other health concerns.

Because of these health concerns, you must go through an addiction assessment before starting detox. Then, when ready to quit drugs or alcohol, you need supervision, support, and care by experienced professionals. You either need a detox program or full medical detox. Our sub-acute detox program in Denver, CO, works well for people whose lives are not at risk by the withdrawal process.

The Sub-Acute Detox Program at Golden Peak Recovery Center

The sub-acute detox program at Golden Peak Recovery Center provides the guidance and support you need to get through mild or moderate withdrawal. This level of care does not require the 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week medical supervision that you would get with a residential treatment program. Instead, you will need light supervision with your basic needs met, such as comfort, nutrition, symptom relief, and rest. At the same time, if you should need acute medical support at any time, your sub-acute detox program professionals know when to call for assistance.

Golden Peak’s sub-acute detox program in Denver, CO, takes place at the beginning of your residential treatment at Golden Peak Recovery Center. During detox, our addiction specialists help you mentally and physically prepare for rehab treatment.

How Do I Know Which Type of Detox Meets My Unique Needs?

One of the most important phases of your treatment takes place before you start going through withdrawal. Your addiction assessment and other tests help our addiction specialists understand your addiction and related recovery needs. They gain a full understanding of your drug and alcohol history, your mental state, your dietary needs, your health condition, and other important facets of your life. We will also take a full battery of lab tests.

All of these factors determine whether you are better suited to a sub-acute detox program in Denver, CO, or need to enter an acute care program. This decision must be made with your safety and well-being in mind.

After we have determined which level of detox you need, you will enter our sub-acute detox program in Denver, CO, at Golden Peak Recovery. Meanwhile, the program’s medical professionals develop your personalized treatment plan based on the findings of your earlier evaluation.

Treatment After the Sub-Acute Detox Program

After your sub-acute detox at Golden Peak Recovery Center, you start the next phase of your treatment. The following aspects and treatments comprise all of your care beyond detox, including:

Reach Out to Golden Peak Recovery Today

The Golden Recovery sub-acute detox program generally lasts no more than ten days. After that time, you will be ready to move into residential treatment and into recovery in earnest. Through the help of Golden Peak Recovery Center’s quality rehab programs, your new life begins. But you must take the first step. Call Golden Peak Recovery Center now at 855.814.9173, to free yourself of drugs and alcohol, and get the better life you deserve.