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Detoxification or “detox” is a critical part of the addiction recovery process. Before a person can begin to heal psychologically, they must first address the immediate, and often life-threatening physical symptoms of their substance abuse. Detox will invariably include some level of withdrawal, from mild to severe, and should be managed by an experienced and qualified professional. A person’s level of withdrawal will vary based on their history of substance abuse, how long they’ve been using and what kind of drugs they’ve been putting into their system. Often, detox patients take medication to help alleviate some of their withdrawal symptoms. This is an important step to take before starting a long term treatment program.
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Some of the more common withdrawal symptoms experienced during drug and alcohol detox include:
- Head and body aches
- Extreme changes in body temperature
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Tremors and shaking
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Weakness and muscle fatigue
- Depression and anxiety
- Changes in mood
More extreme symptoms can include, heart attack, respiratory failure, seizures and even coma. When starting detox, it’s important to seek help from experienced medical professionals who can manage physical withdrawal symptoms and assist in the case of an emergency. The Gardens at Lake Worth can provide you or your loved one with a link to safe, discreet and compassionate drug and alcohol detox services.
Professional Detox as Part of Relapse Prevention
The reality of detox is that it can be an uncomfortable and downright painful ordeal, particularly if not managed properly. People who attempt to detox on their own often wind up relapsing because of their inability to cope with the pain and sickness of the withdrawal process. They’re not strong enough to manage their symptoms by themselves and will often do anything for relief from withdrawal, even if that means using again.
In order to make the detox process as comfortable as possible, it’s best to rely on doctors and nurses that understand the science of chemical dependency and how to lessen its physical impact.
What Happens After Detox?
Though not as serious as when they first entered recovery, people are still likely to experience withdrawal symptoms after they complete detox and enter rehab. The Gardens at Lake Worth offers trained medical personnel to assist with lingering symptoms so you can pursue recovery with energy, enthusiasm and focus. We understand that detox is a delicate time and that discomfort and dissatisfaction can easily derail the process. This is why we’re committed to keeping our clients as comfortable as possible. You don’t have to spend another minute of your life being afraid of withdrawal. The longer you wait to get help, the harder recovery is likely to be. The good news is that a quality alcohol and drug detox program can help you or your loved one break the cycle of relapse and finally get clean. Know an elderly person with a Substance Abuse problem? Learn about our Florida Timeless Recovery Program.
Call The Gardens at Lake Worth today at 844-357-3422 to start the healing process.