CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "What keeps me going is knowing that we will save someone's life today, whether they know it or not." Freedom Detox founder Waylon Hinson says that many people have misconceptions about what detox is, and scarier, that it even exists. "There isn't as much talk in the media about what to do about substance abuse issues. We provide a solution." Hinson says that many people are afraid of the discomfort of withdrawal which Freedom Detox helps them mitigate and avoid. "Coming off certain drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable, and lethal if done the wrong way. What we do is make it not only safe, but comfortable for the clients."
Freedom detox was recently awarded the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission, the highest award available for addiction treatment centers, which focuses on safety and quality of care. Freedom Detox has 16 beds, and 10 are private rooms.
As North Carolina's first, and only, stand-alone private detox, the goal is not just to make the client's stay safe and comfortable, but also fun. Video games (arcade, Xbox one, Wii), ping pong, foosball, meditation, groups, individual counseling, movie nights, games, TV, exercise equipment, activities, and client interaction keep the clients busy and engaged while they are there.
Take a tour of Freedom Detox at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUnNyjPaDYc&t=28s
"I tell everybody that if they do this right, they only have to do it once. We make it as enjoyable as possible." Hinson also says that while detox is a step, it's important to next work on resolving the issues you sought to medicate through substance abuse in the first place. "Detox is a huge first step, but the goal is to continue treatment after leaving. I want people to understand that there is hope. Detox isn't just for people who are abusing substances to the brink of death. We see that, but most of our clients simply want to go back to a way of life where they no longer drink and use drugs. Imagine living a life that you don't want to escape, but love, and want to be a part of. That's what we're doing here."
Freedom Detox is just outside of Charlotte, NC and accepts most forms of insurance. They can be reached at 800-475-2312 or at freedomdetoxnc.com.
SOURCE Freedom Detox