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Detox Counseling

Are you ready to take the first step toward recovery from drug addiction? MERIT offers comprehensive detox counseling services in Yakima Valley to help you manage the physical impact of addiction. Our trained detox specialists provide compassionate care in a supportive environment, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome.

Detox Intake and Assessment

The detoxification process begins with an intake and assessment. During your evaluation at our CARF accredited addiction clinic, we’ll cover common but essential details such as your medical and family history, drug usage habits, and more. Our thorough assessments ensure we can recommend the proper medications and therapies to meet your unique treatment needs and keep you safe and comfortable during the drug detox process.

Drug Detoxification Process

Safe detoxification is not an overnight process. You must gradually reduce chemical substances with help from a trained caregiver to allow the brain and body to adjust. Our thorough rehab evaluations ensure the administration of specific, appropriately measured medication based on your drug usage history. No medication completely eliminates withdrawal symptoms. However, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and other common detox symptoms can be minimized. Rest assured; we will carefully monitor you throughout the process.

Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

As you gradually reduce substance use, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Symptom severity will depend on how long you’ve been using drugs, the type of substance, and your overall physical and mental health. Common withdrawal symptoms may include:

Physical withdrawal symptoms

    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Shaking
    • Sweating or shivering
    • High temperature
    • Runny nose
    • Stomach cramps
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Muscle and joint pain
    • Increased heart rate or blood pressure
    • Seizures

Mental withdrawal symptoms

  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Agitation or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

Detox Treatment Length

The detoxification process lasts approximately 7-10 days but may be longer or shorter based on consumption habits, withdrawal severity, and physical and mental health. MERIT’s addiction recovery specialists will let you know what to expect based on your assessment, recommending additional drug rehab services to aid in your journey.

Detox Support Services

True, lasting recovery involves a comprehensive collection of support services. Once you are physically well, your MERIT addiction treatment team may recommend several post-detox support services to help you prevent relapse. These may include mental health services, family therapy to rebuild relationships, individual and group counseling to improve coping skills, and other resources such as housing, food, and employment assistance to build a firm foundation for success.

Schedule an Addiction Detox Counseling Consultation

Begin your journey to recovery with detox counseling from MERIT in Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, and Yakima. Contact us at 877-789-3344 and get the resources you need to take the first steps to a brighter tomorrow.