Detoxification by Professional & Compassionate Detox Specialists
Have you been battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Do you have the desire to stop using, but have your attempts to stop been unsuccessful? Do you experience unpleasant side effects whenever you stop using drugs or alcohol?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it may be time for you to consider inpatient detox. Detox is the first step on the road to addiction recovery, and often, it is difficult – and even dangerous – to take that first step on your own. If you reside in the Chandler area, Desert Cove Recovery can help you take that first step toward recovery, thanks to our inpatient detox program.
Offering a safe and comfortable environment where you will receive constant supervision and care, we can help you successfully get through detox so that you can move forward toward treatment and recovery.
What is Detox?
Detoxification, often referred to simply as ‘detox’, is the first step in treatment for substance abuse. It is a critical step, and it can also be a challenging one to take.
Every time you use drugs or alcohol, your body reacts. The substance actually changes the structure of your brain and the way that it functions. The longer you use a substance, the greater the impact on your brain and its functions. Your brain believes that it needs a substance in order to function properly, and as a result, your body can undergo serious effects when you stop using the substance.
While it goes without saying that you have to stop using drugs or alcohol in order to overcome addiction, if you experience undesirable effects whenever you stop using the substance, you may continue using it in order to avoid feeling those effects. For this reason, it can be extremely difficult to stop using, which makes it impossible for treatment to begin.
During detox, your body rids itself of the harmful toxins that have built up inside of it during the duration of your drug or alcohol use. Once detox is completed, you can begin treatment and move forward toward recovery.
The Effects of Withdrawal
The more you use alcohol or drugs, the more your brain and body becomes dependent on them. As a result, when you suddenly stop using a substance, it is not uncommon to experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be mild and uncomfortable, or they can be severe and dangerous.
The type of withdrawal symptoms each person experiences will vary and are largely based on the type of substance that is being used, the amount of the substance that was being used, and the length of time the substance was being used for. While each person will experience different withdrawal symptoms, some of the symptoms that are often experienced during detox include:
- Panic attacks and anxiety
- Short-term memory loss
- Excessive sweating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Rapid heart rate
- Heart palpitations
- Tremors and shaking
- Nausea and vomiting
Is It Safe to Detox Alone?
A lot of addicts think that they can stop using a substance on their own; however, in reality, this is a lot easier said than done. Due to the effects of withdrawal and the increased likelihood of using a substance, going through detox alone is not advised. Not only do many people fail to complete detox on their own, but if they experience serious side effects, their health and well-being can be in danger.
Why Consider Inpatient Detox?
There are several reasons to consider inpatient detox. By attending a facility that offers an inpatient detox program, you will be able to take advantage of a number of benefits, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The advice and assistance of highly trained and experience professionals who specialize in dealing with the effects of withdrawal.
- Constant supervision and access to care, including therapies and medications, that can help make detox safer, more comfortable and more successful.
- The ability to focus solely on detox.
- Decreased stress and reduced triggers.
- Absolutely no access to drugs or alcohol.
- A greater likelihood of success, which will allow you to move forward with treatment for your addiction.
Who Should Consider Inpatient Detox?
Anyone who is struggling with substance abuse or addiction should consider inpatient detox, especially those who have attempted to stop using before but have been unsuccessful, and those who experience undesirable side effects when they stop using. Additionally, anyone who is addicted to and abusing the following substances would benefit from inpatient detox:
The withdrawal symptoms of these particular substances tend to be severe and dangerous, which is why inpatient detox is highly recommended for those who are using them.
If you have been battling with substance abuse and addiction and have a desire to stop using and attain sobriety, please contact Desert Cove Recovery. Our inpatient detox program can help you through the first and most difficult step of the recovery process. We offer the care, the patience and the treatments that are needed to help you successfully complete detox.
You can achieve sobriety, and we can help. There’s no reason to go through detox alone or to continue suffering from addiction. We will support you through the entire detox and recovery process so that you can put addiction behind you and reach sobriety.