One of the primary reasons people avoid trying to get sober is because of their fear of the symptoms of withdrawal. Whether you’ve become addicted to alcohol, heroin, cocaine, meth or prescription medications, you’ve probably experienced withdrawal before. Depending on the substance, withdrawal symptoms can be different, but there are many physical and psychological effects.

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The disease of addiction doesn’t want you to get well, so it will tell you that returning to alcohol or drugs is the easiest way to deal with these symptoms. The reality of the situation is that addiction detox programs help people overcome the symptoms of withdrawal with ease and comfort to begin building a foundation for recovery.

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Why are Addiction Detox Programs Necessary?

When medical science was still researching the disease of addiction, there were different types of detox programs that didn’t work. One archaic way of running a detox program was to quit cold turkey. The idea was that the withdrawal symptoms would be so painful and uncomfortable that the person wouldn’t want to drink or use ever again. Not only did this not work, but it was found that the symptoms of withdrawal can be dangerous and potentially fatal. This is another reason why it’s never a good idea to try to quit cold turkey on your own.

Throughout a person’s addiction, they’re damaging their body. Internal organs like the brain, heart, kidneys and liver are damaged and weakened during addiction whether they realize it or not. Now that the body has a physical dependence on your substance of choice, the organs go into a state of shock with the substance is no longer coming into the system. Not only does this cause the nervous system to misfire and react harshly, but the weakened organs have difficulty handling the stress of these symptoms as well.

Addiction Detox Programs for Depressants

Withdrawal symptoms vary between different substances, and a quality addiction detox program understands this. Different types of depressants can cause a variety of both mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal. These types of substances can be alcohol, opiates and prescription medications. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

Alcohol can also have more dangerous symptoms like hallucinations, seizures and heart failure. At a detox program, you’ll be medically supervised to ensure you’re safe throughout the detox process, and you’ll also be given medications that help lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.

Detox from Stimulants

If you’re addicted to a drug like cocaine, meth or prescription amphetamines, your symptoms of withdrawal may be different. The withdrawal symptoms from stimulants are mainly psychological, so they’re a little bit different to deal with. Those who are coming down from these drugs may experience insomnia, anxiety, depression, restlessness and mood swings. At a detox center, you’ll be monitored by medical staff who will help keep you stable as you go through these symptoms of withdrawal, but the symptoms begin to go away with each day that you stay sober.

Serenity House Detox Houston is a qualified detox facility that proudly serves the people of Ft. Worth, Dallas and Houston, Texas. We’re here to not only help you overcome the symptoms of withdrawal, but we’re also here to help you create a strong foundation of recovery. We want to make sure that once you’re feeling well, you can easily transition to another program to continue to strengthen your sobriety. Don’t hesitate to call us today at 866-516-8356 to get free of your addiction.