Detox and Treatment
Depending on what type of drug you are using, how long you’ve been using and what type of tolerance level your body has reached, drug withdrawals can start within a few hours or days and extend over weeks or months. Some common drug withdrawals include:
- Aches and muscle pains throughout the body
- Anxiety, irritability and depression
- Shakes, loss of coordination or tremors
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Changes in sleep or appetite
- Panic attacks
- Irregular heartbeat or changes in blood pressure
- Nausea and other digestive disorder
Drug withdrawals range from mild annoyances to severe symptoms that are almost guaranteed to drive someone back to drug use. Fear of withdrawals often keeps people from quitting drugs. You might have every intention of quitting, but use just a small amount of drugs to “get over drug withdrawals.” That small amount quickly turns into larger amounts as you go through the addiction cycle again.
Avoiding the issue only makes it worse. Returning to drug use to stave off drug withdrawals only makes the addiction cycle harder to defeat in the future. It can also lead to long-term consequences across your entire life.
When you keep introducing drugs into your body, your body builds a tolerance for that substance. That means you need more of the drug to get the same high, and your body needs increasing amounts to keep withdrawals at bay. Eventually, the cycle can become so bad that you take serious risks just to get enough drugs to keep your body happy.
The drug addiction cycle can lead to problems for your relationships, career and future. Some possible outcomes of ongoing substance abuse can include:
- Loss of your job
- Failure to succeed in school
- Loss of friends and family relationships
- Loss of a romantic partner or spouse
- Spending time in jail
Drug detox can help you avoid serious consequences
Whether you’re facing drug addiction for the first time or you’ve had a long relationship with substance abuse, it’s never too early or too late to seek help. Professional drug detox treatment that specializes in getting people off drugs safely is one of the best ways to stop using, avoid more consequences and battle withdrawals without suffering.
During detox, medical professionals provide you with medication and treatment that reduces the impact of withdrawal symptoms. Getting off drugs becomes much less painful, though it isn’t always easy. That’s why we couple inpatient detox efforts with counseling and other services to help you build a foundation and stay off drugs.
All of our services are provided in an accredited inpatient rehab facility and by fully licensed staff. Everything is completely confidential and we accept most insurance plans, so you might find much or all of your stay is covered.
For more information about inpatient drug detox, call us now 855-598-3048. Don’t go another day living in fear of withdrawals and suffering under the cycle of addiction.