Chandler Drug and Alcohol Detox

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Chandler Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

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 detox services. Detox is the first step on the road to addiction recovery. Taking that first step on your own can be difficult and dangerous.

At Desert Cove Recovery, we help people take the first step toward recovery by helping them get into a detox program. A detox program offers a safe and comfortable environment where you can receive constant supervision and care. This first step can help you 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 for many people. 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 to function properly, and as a result, your body can undergo serious effects when you stop using it.

While you must stop using drugs or alcohol to overcome addiction, if you experience undesirable effects whenever you stop using the substance, you may continue using it 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 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 become dependent on them. As a result, when you suddenly stop using a substance, it is not uncommon to experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild and uncomfortable to severe and dangerous.

The type of withdrawal symptoms each person experiences will vary.  They are generally based on three factors:

  • Type of substance used
  • Amount of substance used
  • 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:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks and anxiety
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Seizures

Is It Safe to Detox Alone?

Many addicts think 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 Supervised Detox?

There are several reasons to consider supervised detox. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The advice and assistance of highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in dealing with the effects of withdrawal
  • Constant supervision and access to care, including therapies and medications, 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 Supervised Detox?

Anyone who is struggling with substance abuse or addiction should consider supervised detox. This is especially true for 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 supervised detox:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates
  • Barbiturates
  • Inhalants
  • Stimulants

The withdrawal symptoms of these particular substances tend to be severe and dangerous, which is why a supervised detox program is highly recommended for those who are using them.

If you have been battling with substance abuse and addiction and have the desire to stop using and attain sobriety, please contact Desert Cove Recovery in Chandler. We can refer you to a detox program to help you get through the first and most difficult step of the recovery process. We offer the care, patience, and treatments that are needed to help you achieve lasting sobriety after detox.

There’s no reason to go through detox alone or to continue suffering from addiction. We will support you throughout the recovery process so that you can put addiction behind you and live a sober life.

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