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When an addict finally gets to the place where he/she is able to admit that they have a problem and need help, half the battle has already been won. Detox centers are available in Montana to help an addict get going in the right direction on their journey to sobriety. Care should be given when choosing a program. There are many available, and if an addict chooses one that is more suited to her/her personal needs, the chance of long term success is much greater.

Detox is only the first step in a “2 step” recovery process. Rehabilitation is necessary as a supplement to detox. Detox does not teach an individual the proper life skills needed to stay sober in the face of temptation. Every time an individual attends detox but does nothing else to rid themselves of the “mental” aspect of their addiction, withdrawal becomes more and more difficult with every attempt. However, someone who enters a rehabilitation program can be sure that they will develop the necessary coping mechanisms, habit changes, and life skills needed to stay sober. Detox cleans the body of a foreign substance.

There are several different methods to detox depending on the type and level of addiction. Heroin detox, alcohol detox, and opiate detox are offered by many of the treatment centers in Montana. Heroin detox can actually be dangerous to the addict, so professionals must ensure to carefully monitor this type of patient during their first few weeks. There are medications available to make alcohol detox more tolerable, but many choose to quit cold turkey. The 12 step program helps a withdrawing alcoholic deal with symptoms. Rapid detox is a new way of withdrawing from opiate addiction. Under this method, the patient is given a special medication that helps them rapidly detox from the drug within a matter of hours. The medication is administered under general anesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain.

Talking to a doctor, or simply doing an Internet search can help an addict find various treatment options in their area. Treatment centers will be more than willing to disclose all of their methods with those interested. It is rare to find a center that keeps that information private.

For more information, or to find a detox center in Montana contact 800-405-2627 to speak with a counselor.

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