Over the course of the last few years, many detox programs in Michigan have changed their overall perspective on how detox should be performed. In years past, detox patients were shown little to no respect, and in many cases, were treated poorly. Heavy focus was placed on exposing the mistakes that the patient made in an attempt to “scare them straight”. While it is important for anyone attending a program to take responsibility for their actions, that overall approach is, by today’s standards, primitive and not as effective as newer methods utilized. Today, a combination of 12 step therapy and medication is employed to facilitate successful detox. Medication is vital as the initial detox period can be unbearable for some attendees; also, a clean body is a good starting point before other forms of treatment can begin. The 12 step program, as well as other forms of non-medication therapy, are of equal importance and emphasized after the detox period is complete. The counseling a detox attendee receives while in therapy helps to teach him/her ways to cope without their substance. Attendees are taught various ways to say no to future substance abuse, including: negative habit changes, meeting new friends, finding a more rewarding job, new living arrangements etc. The combination of these help facilitate healthy lifestyle choices.
Inpatient and outpatient methods are common forms of detox treatment. The type and level of treatment is largely dependant upon the user’s level of dependence to the substance, as well as discretion of family and medical professionals.
In an inpatient environment, there is a detox period followed by a longer-term rehabilitation period. Inpatient therapy is widely understood as the most successful form of rehab treatment available due to it’s length. At durations of up to 8 months, patients have a great amount of time to change their attitude, get clean, and learn new life skills. In an outpatient environment, detox (and occasionally supplemental rehab) is short term. While many have seen success utilizing outpatient therapy, it doesn’t have the same success rate as inpatient treatment.
Financial assistance is readily available for those seeking detox programs in Michigan. Existing today are state run organizations that provide financial assistance to those that need to get clean. An individual can also contact their local social service office to find financial assistance for their treatment plan.
For more information, or to find a detox center in Michigan, contact 800-483-2193 to speak with a counselor.