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DRUG DETOX

What is Drug Detox?

Drug detox is the first step in the treatment of drug dependency. Drug addiction causes dramatic changes in the brain’s chemistry and causes the user to compulsively seek drugs regardless of the health risks. Their brain is telling them they need these drugs to feel good and properly function. This is why treatment for drug addiction must begin with detox and withdrawal management. The detox process allows the body to slowly revert back to its natural function. This process should be monitored by trained professionals who can help users through their withdrawal period.

“USING MUSIC TO INSPIRE ADDICTS TO REPLACE A DESIRE FOR DRUGS AND/OR ALCOHOL WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS”

Drug Addiction Withdrawal

Withdrawal occurs when an addict or serious drug abuser goes without using for an extended period of time. It includes a variety of physical and psychological symptoms that can be mild or severe. Each person’s withdrawal period varies depending on their substance use history and the types of drugs they’re abusing.

Some of the more common physical and psychological drug withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Fever and Flu-like Symptoms
  • Headache or Migraine
  • Intestinal Problems (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea)
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia
  • Depression and Melancholy
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Acute Sensitivity to Pain (Also Known as Hyperalgesia)
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder

More serious withdrawal symptoms can include convulsions, seizures and, in rare cases, coma.

Benefits of Drug Detox

Drug addiction is a complex illness with the potential to cause significant physical and psychological damage. This means that drug detox should be administered in a medically supervised setting where patients can get the care they need, as well as relief from their withdrawal symptoms. Some of the immediate advantages to professional drug detox include:

  • Safe and Sterile Environment
  • Trained Professionals for Health Emergencies
  • Expert Withdrawal Symptom Relief

Many users believe that they don’t need professional detox and that they can endure their withdrawal on their own. This line of thinking not only puts users at potentially increased health risk; it also leaves them more vulnerable to relapse. Often, withdrawal proves to be too much even for users who have every intention of staying clean, and causes them to relapse. Withdrawal-related relapse can also discourage patients from seeking help altogether.

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Recovery Unplugged utilizes the universal language of music to help patients better articulate their emotions and overcome psychological obstacles that inhibit healthy self-discovery. Our creative leadership works closely with our clinical professionals to help patients find their voice and use it to heal.

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What Happens in Drug Detox?

During drug detox, patients safely and gradually purge their system of the toxins that have built up through drug use. This process usually consists of patients trying to manage their withdrawal symptoms until they’re healthy and stable enough to move on to the next phase of treatment. The exact duration of detox varies depending on patients’ progress; however, it can typically last anywhere from three days to up to a week.

After Drug Detox

Once they’re able to move on to the rehab portion of their recovery, Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer our patients a variety of quality treatment programs, including inpatient, partial-care, intensive outpatient and regular outpatient options. These programs include group therapy, individual counseling and variety of supplemental therapies. Our rehab programs are designed to empower patients by helping them address the origins of their substance abuse, and manage their addictions in order to take control of their lives.

Don’t let withdrawal discourage you from getting the help you need.