Drug and Alcohol Detox
One of the scariest parts about getting sober is facing the inevitable symptoms of withdrawal. Many people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs are no longer using because they experience pleasure from the substance. More often than not when a person has a severe dependence to drugs or alcohol, they’re simply continuing to drink or use so they can feel well enough to function. Coming down from drugs or alcohol can produce feelings of restlessness, irritability and discontent. A drug and alcohol detox program is where you must start if you’re ready to get sober.
Why a Drug and Alcohol Detox?
Alcohol has been one of the most abused substances in the history of mankind, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are the most dangerous. When symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are compared to other drugs like heroin, prescription pain medications, benzodiazepines, cocaine and meth, alcohol has the worst symptoms. The most minimal symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are during a hangover. After a night of binge drinking, a person may wake up with a headache, and they’ll also be dehydrated and possibly nauseated.
The more severe symptoms of withdrawal after long-term alcohol abuse can be much worse. The first sign of alcohol withdrawal a person will notice is involuntarily shaking. Those who need an alcohol detox will often have difficulties writing or eating because their hands are shaking so bad, and this can also happen with the legs. Alcohol withdrawal can also include delirium tremens as well as vivid hallucinations. The most dangerous symptoms of withdrawal include heart failure and seizures, which is why you should never try to quit on your own.
Why a Drug Detox?
It’s important to realize that you don’t need to deal with the harsh symptoms of withdrawal on your own, and a drug detox program can help you. Symptoms of withdrawal can vary from person to person, also depending on the substances of abuse. Drugs like heroin and prescription opiates can cause aches and pains, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, stomach cramping and more. Those who were abusing stimulants like cocaine or methamphetamines will experience more psychological symptoms than physical ones. Withdrawal from stimulants often include psychosis, insomnia and irritability.
The Family Disease of Addiction
Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases affecting the whole family, just as the whole family must be involved in treatment. These family participation program aspects of addiction treatment help heal everyone involved and provide much-needed emotional support during the highly stressful time of early recovery.
If you’re struggling with addiction or your loved one has a drinking or drug abuse problem, you’re taking the right step forward for your entire family by seeking professional treatment. Through the process, the entire family can become a healthier, happier source of mutual support. In fact, many families become stronger through the treatment process.
Recovery in Motion has beds available now, so the path to recovery awaits you. It’s important to act now, before the shroud of secrecy, enabling and codependency again cover potential for this healing to begin. Call Recovery in Motion today at 844-810-1599 for your family’s chance at a more positive and loving future.
The Benefits of Going to a Drug and Alcohol Detox Program
It’s no longer believed that a ‘cold-turkey’ detox is a beneficial way to get sober. Statistics show that those who try to detox on their own are much more likely to relapse because they can’t deal with the symptoms of withdrawal. At Recovery in Motion, you’ll be supervised by a medical staff during your drug and alcohol detox. This helps to ensure that you’re in good care while you’re experiencing some of the uncomfortable or potentially harmful symptoms of withdrawal. Medications can be prescribed to help lessen some of the physical symptoms of withdrawal, and mental evaluations are done to see how your mind is healing throughout the process.
Addiction medicine has come a very long way in recent decades, so certain symptoms of withdrawal can be treated with non-narcotic detox medications. Those trying to recover from an opiate addiction may be given Subutex, and those afflicted with alcoholism may be given Librium. Medications like these are designed to help fool the brain into thinking that you are still drinking or using. The medications are tapered off gradually because the long-term goal is that you will no longer need substances to manage your life.
Recovery in Motion offers a full-service treatment program, so you can easily transition from the detoxification program to a residential rehab program. Here, you’ll learn about the disease of addiction, your specific triggers as well as a new design for living. If you’d like more information about the Recovery in Motion process, call today at 866-849-0901 to speak with an admissions counselor.
Don’t wait any longer to reclaim your life from addiction – the future can hold as many possibilities as you can imagine.