Finding the right detox faclility can be a difficult thing for the family of a loved one suffering from addiction and alcoholism. Detox refers to stopping use of the substance that the individual is addicted to. The other important part of detox is beginning to deal with the psychological and social aspects of the addiction. Often times even after the person is detoxed they have an inablity to mainain their sobriety due to a lack of coping skills.
Often times it is better to find a medical center or inpatient detox facility to handle the acute withdrawl symptoms. Many times the individual will under report the amount of drugs and alcohol they are using. The level of care needed is based on the quantity of substances the addict requires and the length of time the person has been using those drugs. Alcohol withdrawl is one of the most dangerous drugs to withdrawl from and individuals coming off alcohol often need medical supervision to prevent the individual from going into delirium tremens. After the client can safely function without the chemical in their body they will need to have some type of support system set up if they are to maintain long term abstinence.
Counseling centers like Transformations provide a safe place for the addict/alcoholic to learn to cope with and manage their addiction. the use of sober supports and counseling can often lead to a better outcome for the client and their family.