Our Stabilization Phase

Where Does Stabilization Fall Within The Recovery Process?

Below is a general depiction of the different Levels Of Care an individual can move throughout their addiction recovery journey. Recovery from drug addiction is a long-term process and frequently involves several benchmarks. At Peaks Recovery, we focus intensely on building the individual’s foundation so that they can successfully transition to a lower level of care.

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Our Stabilization Phase Explained In Depth

The 2 Main Stages of Stabilization

There are two key physiological issues that must be addressed within any stabilization period:

1. Withdrawal Stabilization

Alleviating the distress and discomfort caused by withdrawal from intense use of drugs and/ or alcohol can be a painful and/ or potentially life-threatening event. Ensuring the safety and well-being of the individual then becomes the first step in a medically managed and monitored detox setting.

2. Craving Stabilization

Over time using the substance, an individual forms habits, patterns, and triggers prompting these cravings, which are the disruptive physiological brain states that drive addiction. After withdrawal stabilization, individuals are transitioned to our clinical specialist team to begin rebuilding tolerance during moments of discomfort. We then can begin to untie the mental bindings to these cravings to help create better habits.

Why is Stabilization so important to the recovery process?

Withdrawal symptoms and Cravings are two states almost all individuals struggling with addiction experience. Both go hand in hand, and failure to nurture both stages of discomfort distracts the individual from doing the individualized work necessary to maintain a directional approach toward recovery.

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Let Us Explain How These 2 Addiction States Develop

The Basic Order of Events Leading To Addiction

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In order to properly recover, we must now work our way backward.

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The Therapy Side Of Stabilization

The essence of stabilization is providing a solid cognitive distance from the overwhelming effect that rehab, therapy, or working through past experiences/triggers will have.

We do that by providing:

Education surrounding disorders and symptoms
An attention to safety
Stabilization skill-building
A focus on care for one self
Amending the faith in human connection

How long is your Inpatient Rehab Program?

45 days

Our 45-day model is not intended to be the end, it is simply an important piece of the recovery journey. While we provide excellent inpatient/ stabilization services, after Peaks Recovery we rely on our trusted partners throughout the country who specialize in their own piece of this process and support post-stabilization services. To nurture a long-term recovery requires directional care beyond our programs such as aftercare and ongoing treatment by a community-based Psychiatrist or therapist, IOP, OP, or structured sober living environment.

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*Data statistics are based on the dates 01/01/2022 – 5/4/2023, and out of 1,515 surveys. Data collected by Vista Research Group

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Why do we choose to focus on this crucial step?

Drug & Alcohol Detox

Inpatient Treatment

Family Program

Medical Disclaimer: Peaks Recovery Centers aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options, and their related outcomes. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.