Getting Past Detox
Before you can enroll into a rehab program, you must first complete a detoxification cycle. Using drugs or drinking alcohol on a regular basis will force your body to develop a chemical dependency, meaning that even if you want to quit using these substances, you cannot. Drugs and alcohol rewire your brain to make your body believe you need these substances to feel good or at least just feel normal.
During the detox cycle, your body will break that dependency. But in doing so, you will most likely experience some withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms that are associated with the detox stage of treatment are what give it a bad reputation. Your body goes into shock when trying to operate without drugs and alcohol, causing these withdrawal symptoms. During detox, your body will flush out all of the harmful chemicals that were compiled in your body during your addiction.
For more information on what to expect from the detoxification process, please call 805-519-7397. We have people ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have on how to go about getting into treatment.
Helping with Withdrawal
Some addicts and alcoholics refuse to go into rehab because they are scared of dealing with withdrawal symptoms. The treatment industry has taken major strides in dealing with withdrawal symptoms. Most modern rehab facilities will offer inpatient detox cycles. Attending an inpatient detox cycle will put you under medical supervision 24-hours a day and you will be provided with special medication to help alleviate some of the pain withdrawal symptoms cause. Being under medical attention will take a load off of your mind knowing you will be as comfortable as possible when trying to detox.
Inpatient detox is recommended, not just to stay comfortable, but for safety issues as well. Trying to break a chemical dependency via “cold turkey” methods can be dangerous. Deadly seizures can occur during detox if not done properly. Under the care of a qualified medical staff, your detox cycle will go by quick and you will be able to tackle the rest of the recovery process.
Get It Done Quicker
While most might say the detoxification process is the toughest part of achieving sobriety, admitting you have a problem is the most important. The sooner you admit that you have a problem and that you need help, the sooner you can wake up from the nightmare you are living. Drinking and doing drugs can only help you escape your problems for so long. To get help now, call 805-519-7397. Reading this might be the realization you need to pick up the phone and call. Help is available, so please take advantage of it.