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By all accounts, substance abuse has reached epic proportions in America. The Center on Addiction indicates that more than 40 million Americans struggle with addiction. That’s a startling one in every seven: more than the numbers that suffer from heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. And the Department of Health and Human Services has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. If you are one of the millions of Americans battling addiction, you should consider learning more about Midwest Detox Center and our drug and alcohol detox programs in Ohio.

woman sitting on bridge learning about midwest detox centerAt Midwest Detox Center, we believe that there are as many roads to recovery as there are people suffering from addiction. Long gone are the days when doctors thought that there was a single, simple cure for substance abuse. And this is because medical experts like the ones at Midwest Detox have come to understand how unique each of our circumstances is.

It’s because we are all so different that at Midwest, we make sure to individualize each plan to the patient. And while it is true that there is more room for tailoring plans to the individual later in recovery, the very first steps of recovery require this approach as well. This means that even your medical detox should be tailored to you. By learning more about Midwest Detox Center and the unique programming we offer here, you can better understand if our services are right for you.

What Is Medical Detox?

Detox — short for “detoxification” — is the process by which we eliminate poisonous substances from the body, including drugs. Any attempt to stop a severe drug addiction without going through detox in a medically supervised setting is dangerous. This is not only because it is more likely to lead to relapse; it can be deadly. And again, the myth that beating addiction is something that only requires strength of will is a thing of the past.

One of the main difficulties of any stage of recovery is the discomfort, and detox can be particularly challenging in this regard. Unsurprisingly, patients going through detoxification commonly experience intense physical and mental cravings for the drugs. And these cravings are often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and headaches, as well as mood swings, restlessness, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Given these symptoms, it is understandable why many patients find it difficult to avoid relapse.

Detox with a Difference

But medical detox does not have to be an entirely unpleasant experience. Once you begin to learn more about Midwest Detox Center and other reputable detox programs, you find that detoxification is a life-changing event. And like most of our patients, you will look back on it as the first step on your road to recovery.

But what is it about Midwest Detox Center that makes us different from other addiction treatment facilities? In the first place, we specialize in treating patients with co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis). The basic idea behind the co-occurring disorder is that many, if not most, people struggling with addiction have some underlying mental health issue that expresses itself in their addiction. Addiction specialists like the ones at Midwest Detox have known for decades that patients suffering from trauma, depression, and anxiety are more likely to abuse substances. At Midwest Detox, we tailor your substance abuse treatment program, not just to your physical needs, but also to your mental health needs.

About Midwest Detox Center: Our History and Mission

Many years ago, a group of people in Luca County, Ohio who had struggled with addiction themselves, decided to take action. They were tired of seeing people who wanted to get clean who were unable to connect with the resources that would allow them to do so. This group had one goal: to give individuals with substance abuse problems the tools to break free from their abuse. That little program started in Toledo but swiftly spread to the surrounding counties and eventually throughout the Midwest, where we are known as one of the premier detox facilities. But from the beginning, this is the thing about Midwest Detox Center that has made us different: we have been in your shoes.

Learn More About Midwest Detox Center Today

At Midwest Detox, we understand that your needs are unique to you. This is why we pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach to medical detox. Our focus is on providing a nurturing environment away from the triggers and anxieties of everyday life so that you can heal on your terms. To learn more about Midwest Detox Center, reach out to us online or call 833.647.0392. You can free yourself from drugs and alcohol. Let us help you take the first step.