The first major addiction recovery obstacle is the detoxification process. Many people fear withdrawal symptoms and skip this step completely. However, knowing the common detox symptoms helps ease apprehensions and move forward with recovery. If you’re considering treatment, here’s what to expect from the detox process.
What is Detox?
Frequently using drugs or alcohol causes harmful substances to build up. Detox is the process of ridding these substances from your system. Think of this process as cleansing the body. During detoxification, you’re removing harmful chemicals and restoring yourself to a normal state. Additionally, detox breaks drug or alcohol dependency. It’s during this stage you’ll learn to function without illicit substances. To progress in the recovery process, you must go through detox first.
Common Detox Symptoms
During detox, you’ll notice intense cravings and physical symptoms including:
- Chills or fever
- Tremors or seizures
- Muscle aches and cramps
Often, these symptoms cause emotional side effects like depression or mood swings. Some people experience hallucinations or have thoughts of harming themselves. Fortunately, medication helps you control your physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. This makes them much more bearable.
Detox is an Emotional Process
Any major life change causes many emotional changes. When experiencing these, many people decide to give up. At Gallus Detox Centers, our goal is to minimize psychological detox symptoms so you can productively cope through the withdrawal process. Therefore, we provide a comfortable, private setting where you’ll feel right at home. Not to mention, our staff members are compassionate and supportive so you’ll never feel alone during your stay. By treating you as an individual, the chances of successful recovery increase dramatically. While at a medical detox facility, you’ll receive a treatment plan with minute-by-minute customization to help properly manage your unique detox symptoms.
Above all, addiction affects everyone differently. This means you’ll detox in your own individual way. In addition, depending on the drug itself, the detoxification process differs. Therefore, we offer diverse programs including:
We also provide an in-depth assessment to determine the right program for you. If you or a loved one requires detox, please don’t hesitate to get help.
How Long does Detox Last?
Most people can expect to be in our program from three to 10 days. How long you spend at our facility depends on your drug of choice. A longer stay may be necessary if you use opioids, prescription painkillers, methamphetamine, or use more than one substance. Above all, keep in mind that detoxification is not a race. Just because you’re here longer than someone else doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re willing to spend the necessary time to get better. Stay the course, and you’ll reap the rewards for your dedication. You don’t have to let drug dependency control your life. Regaining control is possible when you visit one of our detox centers. To begin your personal road to recovery, contact us today at 888-228-9114.