The word detox summons fear in the minds of addicts, and they feel scared of the withdrawal symptoms that continuing addiction appears to be easier, irrespective of the social, physical, and mental health problems that have occurred.
Becoming addicted to a substance usually requires little effort; however, continuing the addiction or overcoming it is the difficult part. Continuing an addiction requires an endless supply of funds to acquire more of the substance and to cover legal costs that might arise. Overcoming addiction requires strong personal commitment and determination when facing difficult withdrawals and temptations. Sadly, most addicts who fear detoxification don’t stop to consider that the consequences of continued addiction are far more frightening than anything they would experience in detox.
An addict must go through detoxification and withdrawal symptoms before starting any drug rehab program. Once an individual has abused drugs or alcohol for so long, the body has developed a physical dependency on the substance. Along with this physical dependency, the addict also has a psychological dependency on the substance. Even though they have made the decision to stop using drugs or alcohol, they cannot go through the detoxification alone without professional help. When the cravings and the withdrawal symptoms appear, they will be too tempted to use again if they are not in the care of professionals.
This process is done in a hospital-type setting where the individual is gradually stepping down from their current level of drug intake to nothing at all, which reduces the risk of having seizures and greatly relieves the potentially hard withdrawal symptoms.
For those withdrawing from other kinds of drugs and even lesser amounts of opiates, a drug-free detox procedure is used in a more social setting. Here, the primary focus is to get individuals back to the point where they are not feeling the immediate effects of being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and are able to function with minimal physical or mental discomfort.
Since our bodies need good rest and nutrition in order to be healthy, and drugs and other toxins rob us of those essential elements, the detoxification and withdrawal stage of the program focuses on helping to replenish those lost nutrients and hours of sleep so that the individual can regain their health and well-being.
Additional relaxation techniques are used to help you through this process, which may include taking walks and receiving massage therapy to ease the discomfort and help your body begin to heal faster.
This holistic approach to withdrawal and detoxification is not like quitting something suddenly with no help. The procedures and supplements used in this process, along with our trained supervisory staff, create a much more comfortable environment and soothing situation compared to other types of detox.
The goal of detox is to remove all residue left behind by the addictive substances. This cleansing process will result in eliminating withdrawal symptoms and cravings so the individual can focus on the rehab program and learn how to live drug-free.
The length of time required for successful detox is determined by the substance involved and the severity of the addiction. In many cases, there will be more than one addictive substance present, or there may be physical health issues or emotional disturbances that must be considered. Despite all the scenarios possible, rehab centers are equipped to provide the exact level of treatment and support to all patients.