Years of alcohol and drug abuse will take its toll on an individual’s physical health, but it will also impact their emotional and psychological well-being as well. The decision to get help for substance abuse is often made after the individual hits “rock bottom,” loses everything, or is on the verge of losing it all. Overcoming chemical dependency with the help of drug and alcohol addiction treatment is a process. Fortunately, Gallus Detox knows and deploys several elements of addiction treatment.
Physiological Elements of Addiction Treatment
The fear of painful withdrawal is what keeps many individuals locked in their substance abuse. Perhaps they have tried to stop once before but could not handle the withdrawal on their own, so they returned to drugs and/or alcohol. The truth is that most people experience withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the severity of substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms may begin as soon as a few hours after the last time of use. While each drug will have its own unique set of withdrawal symptoms, often they include any or all of the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal cramps, constipation and/or diarrhea
- Increased heart rate and high blood pressure
However, fear of withdrawal does not have to keep you trapped in addiction. The safest and most effective way to deal with withdrawal symptoms is to seek the assistance of a professional medical detox facility. Medical detox will incorporate a specific protocol of medications. These will be under the supervision of a physician. They will help the patient through the detox and withdrawal process comfortable.
Cognitive and Psychological
Understanding addiction, how drugs and alcohol affect the body, as well as how to have a successful recovery and avoid relapse are all part of the cognitive learning element to addiction treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals gain insight into what happens when they are actively engaged in substance abuse. Also, it teaches them the tools needed to resist the urge to use and stay sober. Addiction does not begin with a person waking up one morning and deciding to become an addict but stems from some deeper issue. In many cases, addiction is an escape from the person’s problems. However, the deeper the individual succumbs to drugs and alcohol, their focus, even obsession, turns towards getting more drugs and/or alcohol and their next fix. Psychological counseling will help the individual in recovery get to the root of their substance abuse.
Gallus Detox Can Help
If you or a loved one struggles with substance abuse, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Our IV therapy medical detox is the safest and most comfortable method for detoxing from alcohol and drugs. Also, we will help you plan for your continued recovery. For instance, you may enter a rehab facility, a 12-step program, a non-12 step program, or seek additional counseling. Call 888.228.9114, to see if our specialized treatment is right for you.