Drug detox is the first and often most important step in any successful addiction recovery. Whether your drug of choice is heroin, benzos, opiates, or a combination of substances, it is very dangerous to try to detox on your own. Our goal for detoxing from drugs is to provide individuals with mental and physical stabilization.
It is critical to identify the early signs of withdrawal from drugs and to get help for yourself or your loved one immediately. There are many harmful side effects of self-detox including, seizures, heart attacks, hallucinations and in severe cases even death. If you notice and signs of withdrawal, it is important that you get professional help.
Why People Fail To Quit Using
Each person is unique. Their addiction is unique, too. Detox is only the first step on the journey to recovery. It provides a safe way to remove the drugs from the system. The body and brain begin to heal. Things begin to stabilize.
After completing detox, it is important to address the mental, spiritual, and educational aspects of living drug-free. This, too, takes more than willpower. Without a long-term treatment plan, relapse is common.
At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we offer residential treatment. We also partner with facilities across the country. We can help find a center to help you on the next step of your journey.
Why Giving Up Drugs is Challenging
One of the most common problems drug users have is thinking there IS no problem. Addiction is a disease that tells the addict they don’t need to quit.
When a person first uses, the effect is pleasurable. Then the brain and body adjust to having the drugs. Changes occur in the brain, even affecting the part that exerts self-control. At some point, the drugs are required just to feel “normal.” The drug user worries about what will happen if they don’t have it. People often don’t try to quit until forced to. It’s just too hard.
When stopping a drug, the body and brain react. The addict begins to feel lousy. The need to take the drug intensifies. It’s hard to say no when they feel so sick. This is where residential detox comes in.
Common Withdrawal Symptoms
The timing of withdrawal symptoms varies widely. For example, heroin withdrawal usually begins within 12 hours. Withdrawal from Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium) begins within 1-4 days. That’s why it’s important to get into a residential detox program as soon as you decide you’re ready to quit. Our trained representatives will get you into detox as fast as possible.
The severity and length of withdrawal vary by the level of dependency. It is also affected by:
The first step in treatment is detox. It is important not to try self-detox. There are many harmful, even dangerous, side effects. These include seizures, heart attacks, hallucinations and in severe cases even death.
Signs of withdrawal may include:
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Why Detox is Easier in a Residential Detox
It is very dangerous to self-detox. Getting into a residential detox right away offers the safest way to detox. Our goal is to provide individuals with mental and physical stabilization. At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we offer a special professional medical detox program in which the detox methods are uniquely designed to fit your one-of-a-kind needs.
After you complete our detox program, we have many options available to continue your journey into long-term recovery. We will be there every step of the way.
Wellness Residential Detox is by far one of the nicest detox centers in FL. They had a great staff to client ratio. Accommodations were spectacular and the place was clean! The staff was understanding, they conducted a few small groups throughout the day covering light material. Unlike a previous detox center, I went to that forced people to go to groups that were just way too complex for someone detoxing… Not the case with Wellness Detox they understood that people were just coming off drugs and alcohol. They didn’t push people over the edge but rather let everyone rest and heal. I’m satisfied with my detox and would recommend anyone looking to get clean and sober go to Wellness Residential Detox.
If you are interested in Residential Treatment at Wellness, please give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day at 772-324-4130
to speak with one of our Representatives They can help you determine if it is the right choice for you.