Drug withdrawal often leads many people to relapse before they can recover. Drug withdrawal can be uncomfortable, lead to serious side effects and even be dangerous in some situations. It is important to always seek the advice of a recovery professional or doctor before attempting to quit drugs.
Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Each drug is different and can produce different types of withdrawal symptoms. While some symptoms are physically excruciating, others are emotionally excruciating. Cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy produce emotional withdrawal symptoms more than physical withdrawal symptoms.
Drugs as well as alcohol affect the brain, and when an addicted person stops taking the drugs or the alcohol, the brain experiences withdrawal symptoms. Physical symptoms include excessive sweating, palpitation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, cramps, tremor, muscle tension and many more. Insomnia, irritability, withdrawing from society, lack of concentration, anxiety and restlessness are symptoms of emotional withdrawal. Fortunately, these symptoms can be managed in a medically supervised drug detox.
What Happens in Drug Detoxification
While the stages in detox can vary, the first and the foremost priority of our treatment rehab centers are to remove the physical dependency. This process can take up to two weeks. The reaction time and withdrawal symptoms for each person is different. The process is done under the strict supervision of a medically qualified doctor. You may also be prescribed medication to prevent any after effects, seizures and anxiety.
Along with the detox program, therapy and other social skills are built to help the addicted person heal the emotions of addiction. A supportive environment and caring staff is also available to help you. Other services are also available to help your family heal and help you cope with life after discharge.
How Detoxification and Rehabilitation Helps Prevent Relapse
A drug addict can easily relapse back to abusing drugs. Some rehab centers have continuing programs for patients after they have left the center. By continuing therapy sessions, recovering addicts are able to prevent relapse. Alternative therapies such as yoga and meditation are used at our rehab centers to enable patients to live a life free of dependency. Counseling and therapy help uncover and treat the underlying causes of addiction.
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- Withdrawal symptoms and treatment
- Drug addiction support
- Rehab programs and specialty integrated rehab
- Detox programs
- Insurance coverage for detox
- Detox experts and professionals and more
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