Getting Help for Drug Addiction: Detox
If you have never been to treatment you may have heard tails of what rehab and the detox process are like. You even might have heard stories from friends or relatives who have gone through a rehab and detox program. Everyone experiences something different when detoxing from drugs. Your experience typically depends upon the types of drugs you take, and how long you have abused them.
What you should know about the detox process:
- Detoxification is a drug cleanse. Detox eliminates substances from your system. During this time, it is common to experience emotional symptoms that include varying levels of anxiety and depression. The best drug rehab centers offer a medically supervised detox to make your detox process as quick and painless as possible.
- You do not have to participate in treatment while in detox. Because your body and mind are recovering from the damages of addiction, the best drug rehab centers will not require you to participate in treatment, group therapy or meetings during your detox process.
- You will experience drug cravings while in detox. These can be the most significant symptom during detox, and is the main reason detox is necessary. When you complete detoxification, your body will stop its physical craving for the drugs. Unfortunately, your psychological cravings remain. This is why it is so important to start drug addiction treatment immediately after detox. At Monarch Shores, our integrated drug addiction treatment program teaches you the skills you need to prevent relapse.
What to Expect During the Drug Detox and Withdrawal Process
Depending on your drug of choice and the severity of your addiction, the detox process will vary. For example, those addicted to heroin will go through a different detox process than someone addicted to Xanax or alcohol.
Monarch Shores is capable of dealing with the detox and withdrawal of all drugs. It is important to remember that once you make it through detox, you have completed the hardest part of rehab.
Although every individual will experience different symptoms, here are some common drug withdrawal symptoms to be aware of:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
After you are medically supervised through the detox process, you will be able to receive treatment and education for your addiction. This is the most important part of your inpatient drug rehab visit. The best drug rehab centers will put together a comprehensive treatment plan which prepares you for a sober lifestyle.
If you are ready to accept drug addiction help, we are here for you. We offer a long list of proven addiction treatments to help you overcome addiction, and it’s all available under one roof. Our experienced counselors and medical professionals are equipped to treat your addiction in all different styles, from faith based treatment or a holistic approach, depending on the patient’s preference.
The educational and instructional information you receive during your stay at Monarch Shores will make it easier for you or a loved one to learn how to overcome addiction to drugs. Our tranquil environment and luxury amenities allow anyone to find peace during this trying time in his or her life. When you leave Monarch Shores, you will feel reconnected with life and have the tools you need to remain sober.
We understand that drug addiction can affect anyone from any walk of life. This is why we are willing to work with you and develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and your budget. When you call us we will begin a conversation to better understand your addiction and your financial situation.