People who have undergone substance abuse know that it is really simple for others to advise that they just quit at once. The process of letting go of addictive substances is just that -- a process.
Getting started on the process of overcoming addiction can be the toughest part that many find hard to overcome on their own. Withdrawal symptoms of different substances can range in strength and nature. These include:
- Shaking and tremors
- Sleep Pattern Change
- Anxiety, depression, and other uncomfortable emotional/mental reactions
- Appetite fluctuations
To avoid these symptoms and stop taking addictive stubstances, many go to their doctor to prescribe them an opioid medication. The substnces in these medications bind to the same receptors that the abusive substance does. This temporarily fulfills the craving and before one knows it, they are addicted to something else.
Why Choose Detox Over Medication
The alternative to taking addictive opioid medications is going for detox therapy. Detox therapy is the first part of healing and curing addictions. The detox aims to clean out all of the addictive substances and toxins out of your body. These substances in the blood are precisely what causes the withdrawal symptoms.
Detox helps you transition safely from the state of addiction towards therapy so that you can concentrate on the protocol of the therapy instead of fighting with yourself over the cravings.
There is a great comfort in knowing that there is someone who knows what they are doing when you are experiencing a withdrawal crisis. You don't have to do it on your own. In the cases of alcohol and benzodiazepine addictions, the symptoms can be potentially dangerous, and when under supervision, medication can be administered to help you overcome it safe and sound.
Even if you do not require medical interventions, you can still benefit from a detox. The clearing of the addictive substances from your body will help carry you through in your decision to stop for good. The confidence of making it through something that you didn't think you could earlier will give you the motivation for further therapy.
Detox and therapy are a healing process that has a goal of curing your life at the root and the things that triggered your addiction in the first place. You can receive help along this healing journey for a new life. Call us today 800-737-0933