Full Access to Recovery from Substance Abuse and Addiction with Tucson Detox Programs
If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction and have attempted to stop using before, but those attempts have failed, it may be time for you to think about entering an inpatient detox center.
If you are residing in the Tucson area, Desert Cove Recovery can provide you with the help that you need to go through the first phase of the treatment process safely and successfully. Our facility provides those who are struggling with addiction undergo detox safely and comfortably so that they can begin treatment and get started on the path to recovery.
Detox is the first phase of treatment for substance addiction and abuse. Not only is it a critical phase, but it is also the most challenging.
When a person uses drugs or alcohol for a prolonged period of time and in high amounts, the toxins from the substance accumulate in his or her body. These toxins change the way the body functions, and eventually, the body relies on the substance in order to function properly.
In order for treatment to begin, a person needs to stop using drugs or alcohol; however, given the fact that the body has been reconditioned and believes that it needs the substance to function, it goes through withdrawal when a person abruptly stops taking the substance. Withdrawal symptoms are often uncomfortable, and in some cases, they can be dangerous and deadly.
The severity of withdrawal symptoms depend on the substance that was being used, how long the person was using the substance, and the severity of the addiction. Some of the most common symptoms that patients experience when they are going through detox include:
- Panic attacks
- Short-term memory loss
- Sleep issues
- Mild to severe headaches
- Excessive sweating
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Increased heart rate
- Irregular heart beat
- Muscle and joint pain and stiffness
Depending on the substance that was being used, withdrawal symptoms can develop in as little as a few hours after last using to as long as a few days, and the symptoms can last for several days or weeks.
The Dangers of Going through Detox Alone
Many addicts believe that they can stop using whenever they want to; however, this is often not the case. When withdrawal symptoms set in, they may give in and use the substance they are trying to stop using in order to ease effects they are experiencing. This curtails treatment, preventing sobriety and starts the vicious cycle of addiction all over again.
Given the fact that withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and even downright deadly, medical care may be necessary in order to make it through this phase of the treatment process. If medical treatment is not available, an individual puts him- or herself through unneeded pain and suffering, and could even increase the chances of developing serious health complications or even death.
The Benefits of Inpatient Detox
There are several benefits that those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol will be able to take advantage of when they are admitted to an inpatient detox center. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- 24 hour supervision from clinicians and medical professionals that are trained in handling withdrawal symptoms.
- Increased safety. Not only are patients able to receive any assistance that they may need, but they do not have access to anything that could potentially harm them during the detox process.
- Increased comfort. The environment of an inpatient detox center is specifically designed to offer patients comfort while undergoing the detox process. Clean and comfortable beds and other furnishings, access to clean and fully functioning restroom facilities, and temperature controlled spaces are offered at an inpatient facility. The more comfortable a person is during detox, the easier and the more successful the process will be.
- Reduced stress from the factors that could prompt triggers to use a substance.
- Increased focus on the detox process, as well as recovery.
- A greater success rate. Since stress levels are reduced, there is no access to drugs or alcohol and patients have the ability to receive the care that they may need, patients who undergo inpatient detox are much more likely to succeed and move into treatment than those who try to detox on their own.
Who Should Consider Inpatient Detox?
Inpatient detox is recommended for anyone who is struggling with substance addiction and abuse; however, those who have a serious addiction will benefit the most. Additionally, certain substances are associated with severe withdrawal symptoms. For people who are using the following drugs, inpatient detox is highly recommended:
- Opiates and prescription pain killers
When to Consider Inpatient Detox
How can you tell if inpatient detox is the right option for you? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following, you would benefit from being admitted to inpatient detox:
- You’ve tried to quit before, to no avail
- When you stop using your substance of choice, you start to feel uncomfortable and unsettled
- You have been through recovery before, but have relapsed
- You have been using for a long period of time and have a very high tolerance
If you reside in the Tucson area and you believe that inpatient detox is the right choice for you, contact Desert Cove Recovery today. We will help you get through detox safely and comfortably so that you can start working on your recovery.