The detox process is the first stage in getting clean and sober. During this process, drugs, alcohol and toxins are removed from the body, preparing the person to go through treatment. To make detox most comfortable, The River Source offers a warm, home-like environment for our patients. All patients receive around-the-clock care from our support staff and access to withdrawal management medication.
In addition to medication and personalized attention, we also offer several different types of therapies to help the detox process. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with them so that you can support the healing process in a number of ways.
- Nutritional IV Therapy
Nutritional IV therapy feeds vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the bloodstream. It’s far more effective than taking oral vitamins, and vitamin absorption are guaranteed. Nutritional IV therapy boosts the recovery process by increasing energy, re-hydrating the body and flushing out toxins. Because each mixture of vitamin-rich fluids can be customized, we’re able to give patients the right combination of nutrients.
- Amino Acid Therapy
Normally, we get the amino acids we need from our diets. But, drug or alcohol addiction can affect amino acid production and cause a deficiency. Amino acid supplements are not an easy solution, as increasing some can decrease others. Amino acid therapy balances amino acids to improve the symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue and attention deficit disorder.
- Infrared Sauna Detox
An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that creates heat using light. Unlike traditional saunas, your body is heated by light rather than the air around you. Infrared saunas help the body naturally heal itself by promoting better sleep, detoxification, improved circulation and relief from sore muscles and joints.
- B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that supports DNA synthesis, nerve cell health, energy production, red blood cell formation and neurological function. If you are low on this vitamin, B12 injections can quickly boost your vitamin levels. Not only can this help reduce withdrawal symptoms but also it can treat anemia, which is common in people who are not eating a healthy diet.
All four of these therapies are offered at The River Source during the detox process. Detoxification takes about 3-10 days to complete depending on the substance you’re addicted to, how long you’ve been addicted and how much of the drug you’re taking. If you have questions about our approach to detox and treatment, contact The River Source today.