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One of the most difficult parts about trying to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol is having to deal with the mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal. People who are struggling with addiction often are reluctant to ask for help, but they try to get sober on their own. That doesn’t usually turn out well. A person may be able to stop for a day or two, but the symptoms of withdrawal become too much, and the person turns back to their substance of choice. Withdrawal can be extremely dangerous, so it’s important to get to a substance abuse treatment center that provides a detox program. That way, you’re sure you get the care and support that you need.
The detox process is medically supervised and there are facilities that specialize in drug and alcohol detox. Some people go to a hospital for withdrawal symptoms, but they may not be specialized enough to treat some addictions. At a qualified detox facility, you’ll have a medical staff who understands the symptoms of withdrawal and how they can vary depending on the substance you’ve been abusing. Some of the minor symptoms of withdrawal for different substances can include:
During this time, the heart is under an immense amount of stress, and so are the neurotransmitters in the brain. The more dangerous symptoms of withdrawal can include seizures and heart failure, so you need a medical staff with you at all times until you’re stable. A detox program will help you with the initial symptoms of withdrawal, but in order to overcome your addiction and deal with post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), you’ll then need to go to a substance abuse treatment facility.
Throughout a person’s addiction, there’s a lot of damage done to the organs, nervous system and muscle tissue. Although the harsh symptoms of withdrawal may go away after a week or so, there are some symptoms that can linger for the next few weeks or months. Sometimes these uncomfortable feelings can make a person want to return to their substance of choice. A substance abuse treatment facility is going to provide you with additional care and ways to deal with PAWS without having to drink or use. Not only will you see how new methods help deal with these symptoms, but they’ll also help you with your recovery from active addiction long after the treatment process is complete.
Beaches Recovery has a wide range of addiction treatment services to help you with your symptoms of withdrawal as well as your recovery. One of the methods that we teach our clients is mindfulness practice. The practice of mindfulness has been used for decades for helping with stress reduction, pain management, symptoms of mental illness as well as developing a new perspective on life. We also have a fitness program that’s highly beneficial to anyone recovering from addiction. In order to regenerate muscles and repair the nervous system, nutrition and light exercise are key.
Throughout the treatment process, you’ll see how these different practices will alleviate some of your symptoms, but they’ll also be great tools for relapse prevention in the future. Our addiction treatment center is JCAHO accredited, and we work with most insurance companies to give you the best care possible. No matter what type of substances you’ve been struggling with, we can help. Don’t hesitate to call us today at 866-605-0532. Your struggles can be over.