After you admit to yourself and others that you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you feel a sense of relief. Admitting you have a substance abuse or addiction problem is a small step forward in the process of recovering from your addiction. The next step, of course, is detox. Though you may not have considered it before, there is a treatment known as medical detox that can help you get through this process safely and easily. So, before you go any further, get to know the important facts about medical detox and how it can help you. Whether you know it yet or not, medical detox is the best way to start your drug addiction recovery process. Call Drug Rehab Palm Bay FL today at (321) 558-1502.
Before understanding medical detox, you first need to know the facts about drug detox in general. This is the period of time in which a person weans themselves off of or quits using the drug they are addicted to entirely. Detoxification is the process of getting the addicted substance out of the body (gradually or all at once). This involves going through what are known as withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms are the reactions that the mind and body have to being denied the substance they have come to rely on for certain feelings and sensations. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild discomfort to serious medical conditions or emergencies. This is why having medical supervision during this process is vital. Call Drug Treatment Centers Palm Bay to find out more. Dial 321-558-1502.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that they can safely and easily undergo the detox process at home and all on their own. These people may feel that they are stronger than other people suffering from substance abuse or addiction problems or that their condition is not as serious as someone else’s. However, this is not necessarily the case, and even if you can detox at home, it doesn’t mean you should. Detoxing at home is problematic for several reasons, chief among them the fact that attempting to do so (whether successfully or not) just makes the process needlessly more difficult.
Additionally, detoxing at home leaves a person more susceptible to rapid relapse than if the detox process is undertaken elsewhere. At home, a person has ample opportunity to give up on the process when withdrawals start to get difficult. In addition to giving up, because they are on their own and at home, there is nothing to prevent them from regaining access to their drug of choice and resuming use.
And of course, detoxing at home can be dangerous to both the recovering addict and any people who may be around them. Withdrawal symptoms can make a person paranoid, aggressive, and can even make the person hallucinate. As such, they may lash out at friends and family who try to help them or are merely in the vicinity or may cause the addict to injure themselves. On top of these mental withdrawal symptoms, a person going through detox will also experience several physical withdrawal symptoms. These can cause serious medical complications and extreme discomfort if not properly treated and dealt with. Vomiting and diarrhea, for example, are two of the more common withdrawal symptoms and can cause dangerous dehydration if the recovering addict is not properly hydrated.
While medical detox does not completely eliminate the withdrawal symptoms from the process, it can ease the discomfort and safely manage and monitor the mental and physical condition of the person going through detox and withdrawals. This is accomplished by having the patient undergo detox in a rehab center or hospital under the care and supervision of medical staff. These doctors and nurses will closely monitor vital signs, observe behavioral changes and mental states, and will administer medications and other medical treatments as needed.
Additionally, because medical rehab occurs in facility rather than at home, the recovering addict will be removed from the ability and/or opportunity to resume drug use in the middle of the detox process. Until they are clean and sober, they will not be allowed to leave the detox facility and therefore will not have access to the drug they are addicted to. And while many recovering addicts do not believe they need this extra barrier of protection from their own cravings and addictive habits, the truth of the matter is that addiction has a way of taking control of even the strongest, most resolute minds. So, medical detox takes out that level of uncertainty and control from the addiction recovery process.
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