Usually, treatment starts with an intervention. This includes a few hours spent in a family member’s living room, where an interventionist explains to you how they are going to save your life, with your family deeply involved in the process. While the intervention process is never fun for anyone, it is usually the kick-start most people need to sobriety. After agreeing to treatment and arriving to the treatment center safely, the interventionist will turn you over to the staff for intake. The intake process typically includes a medical examination, a psychological assessment, and a psychosocial assessment. From there, you will likely proceed to detox, which safely removes the substance you have been abusing from the body. Detox typically involves a multi-night stay in a separate center from the general population and often includes additional medicine for anxiety or comfort.