In what turns out to be an interesting twist of fate, there are many people dealing with substance addiction who want to quit but face obstacles. In spite of that desire to quit, they don’t move forward with abstinence and treatment for fear of possible withdrawal symptoms. Indeed, withdrawal symptoms can be significant, especially if an individual is dealing with a deep-rooted addiction.
Setting aside this fear, there will come a time when most people dealing with an addiction will come to the realization they have to do something or risk their very lives. If you are dealing with an addiction and when that time comes, you can take great comfort in knowing there are detox services available that can help you manage the onslaught of withdrawal symptoms.
Significant Withdrawal Symptoms
While the symptoms may vary slightly, depending on the substance being abused and the length of one’s addiction, many symptoms are universal. Since opiate addiction seems to create the most dangerous path to recovery, it’s relevant to use that set of possible symptoms as a guideline. Common opiate withdrawal symptoms include:
- Inability to sleep
- Excessive sweating and shivering
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle and abdominal cramping
- Dilated pupils and vision issues
- Rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure
Please note that these are but a few of the possible symptoms amid a list that includes things like hallucinations and Delirium Tremens, also known as the “DTs.” All possible symptoms should be taken seriously and treated with great care.
Detox for Withdrawal Symptoms
Prior to seeking treatment and therapy for an addiction, most people require some level of detox treatment. Until the level of drugs and/or alcohol in their system has been greatly diminished, there’s very little chance they will be able to focus on the process of recovery.
The detox process is specifically designed to help an individual decrease their physical dependence on their substance of choice. It also gives their body an opportunity to start the healing process. With the body in a cleansing state of preparation, an individual will be better able to focus on the therapy aspect of treatment. That way, the client can address possible psychological issues as well as the addiction.
Types of Detox
It wasn’t all that long ago that quitting cold turkey was the only available method of detox. As you can imagine, that did nothing to offset the avalanche of withdrawal issues. Fortunately, medical science has made significant inroads into the detox process and addiction treatment in general.
In an effort to diminish the effects of withdrawal, a detox center can allow you to go through a closely monitored detox process, offering only certain medications. This is referred to as a medicated form of detox.
For more severe addictions, particularly related to opiates, a medical detox process is often necessary. With this type of treatment, you would be put on a prescribed medication plan that may include Suboxone treatment. This type of treatment allows your body to decrease its dependence on the substance in a controlled manner.
Therapies Available at Serenity House Detox
We are proud of our devotion to getting you through the detox process on your way to the treatment you so desperately need. Serenity House Detox offers specific programs for both men and women. We also focus on the most common forms of addiction – opiates and alcohol. Our detox programs range from a safe and secure monitoring process to medical detox treatment when necessary.
Beyond helping you through the detox process, we also take the time to help you prepare for addiction treatment by providing these other services:
If fear of withdrawal issues are stopping you from seeking treatment for your addiction, we want to help. Our professionally trained medical staff administers care in a safe and secure environment. All we need is for you to pick up the phone and call us at 866.516.8356. Together, we can prepare you to get the addiction treatment you need.