Taking Detox One Step at a Time
Before you can begin your rehab program, you will first be required to finish the detoxification stage. Detox sometimes causes people to get cold feet and back out of getting treatment for their drug or alcohol problem. It is in the detox process that your body will try to break the physical dependence to specific drugs or alcohol. And when that happens you might experience withdrawal symptoms. The fear of withdrawal symptoms might cause anxiety to some patients entering rehab, but the recovery industry has come a long way over the years to help clients cope with withdrawal symptoms.
Allowing your body to flush itself clean of all the harmful chemicals that were compiled during your addiction days will prepare you for rehab. Once your body is clear and the chemical dependency is absent, you will be ready for rehab. Reaching sobriety is no walk in the park, but it defiantly is worth it in the end. To speak to someone with more information about the detoxification process call (513) 433-3803 .
Dealing with Withdrawal
Feeling ill from withdrawal symptoms is not pleasant. You could experience puking, sweating, shaking, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. But just remember that every patient is coming into detox with a different severity of addiction. So, just because you have read terrible withdrawal memoirs, do not think that it will be the exact same for you. Most modern inpatient detox centers offer 24-hour medical attention to help any patient who might be having a rough night because of withdrawal symptoms. More centers these days are also providing clients with special medication to help with the pain some withdrawal symptoms have. Enrolling into an inpatient detox program is the best way to stay comfortable if withdrawal symptoms occur.
Because fear strikes when detox and withdrawal symptoms are brought up, some addicts will try to home remedy their addiction by ways of cold turkey. This is not recommended and can be very dangerous. Your body will go through shock and you could suffer from life threating sicknesses. There have been cases where addicts have died from seizures caused by withdrawal symptoms. Having medical attention present during detoxing is highly urged, do not put yourself at risk your addiction has already been doing that.
Get It Done Quick
Most people would probably quote the detox stage as the worst stage of recovery. Just know that the sooner you start, the sooner you can move on from it. With the proper medical supervision, you can get over the detox process with little complications. Do not let the fear of withdrawal stop you from getting help. It takes a lot of courage to admit that you have a drug or alcohol problem, do not waste that courage by not taking the next step. If you need to speak with someone about the detox process to help set your mind at ease, please call (513) 433-3803. It is time to start fighting back and getting your life back on your terms.