In Rehab, You Don’t Need to Be Scared of Detox Symptoms
The fear of detox symptoms can be one of the main things that prevent you from getting sober. Withdrawing from any substances brings with it discomfort, sickness, anxiety, and a whole host of other unpleasant symptoms. Many addicts can’t get through them without relapsing. You may be one of those people who has tried numerous times on your own and failed for this reason.
The good news is that in detox, your symptoms will be managed and controlled. It alleviates the fear and ensures that you get through the process with success.
What to Expect from a Medical Detox
When you first come to rehab, you will be thoroughly examined to establish a baseline for your care. We will gather as much information about your addiction as we can. We will also diagnose any underlying medical conditions or mood disorders. Once we have done this, a course of medication will be prescribed to manage your detox symptoms. Your medication will be monitored by doctors and nurses to ensure you are taking the right amount.
In addition to being given exactly the right type of medication for your needs, you’ll be monitored closely by doctors and nurses. Especially in the first few days, they will regularly come around to test things like your body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. You will have therapists and other staff members available to talk to around the clock for support. Our caring and knowledgeable medical staff are experts in treating detox symptoms. They will be able to give you precisely the care you need.
Detox generally lasts approximately one week. During that time, you will be allowed to rest while your body adjusts and you get your strength back. You’ll be supported therapeutically so that you never feel alone during the withdrawal process. Gradually, your detox symptoms will lessen and you will feel strong enough to start taking part in more group and individual activities to start the rehabilitation process.
Why You Should Never Fight Detox Symptoms Alone
It is extremely difficult to become sober on your own. Most people don’t even make it through detox without relapsing. The effects of withdrawal are so strong that without proper support, most people resort to taking more of their substance of choice to make them go away.
While extremely unpleasant, detox symptoms are rarely fatal. However, some medical conditions can make your symptoms dangerous. This is especially the case in alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol is one of the few substances that can lead to delirium tremens, also known as DTs. This is a medical emergency and can cause seizures, hallucinations, extreme anxiety and paranoia, and even coma and death. Other symptoms of detox can include a headache, nausea, and vomiting which can lead to severe dehydration, anxiety, and depression, and flu-like symptoms. It is a scary idea to willingly face these unpleasant things on your own. By going to addiction rehab, you eliminate the “alone” part, and you will also be given all the tools you need to make things as pleasant as possible.
In drug and alcohol rehab, we are specialists in treating detox symptoms so that you can get through the process with ease. Many are shocked at how easy the process is, and wish they had done it sooner. Once you have withdrawal out of the way, you can focus on retraining your brain. You’ll be given ways to live a happy and sober life. With the right tools, you won’t need drugs or alcohol as a crutch to get through any situation anymore. If you are serious about getting sober, treatment is the only way to do it!