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Benefits of Going to a Clinical Detox Center

The pain of detox depends mostly on the severity of your addiction. If you have been using heavily for a long time, withdrawal symptoms may be severe and even dangerous. Severe withdrawal from alcohol, for example, may cause seizures that are fatal in a small percentage of cases. Having medical staff on hand to administer anti-seizure medication helps reduce the danger.

For certain drugs, withdrawal can be very difficult and you should opt for medical detox rather than try it on your own. These drugs include heroin, alcohol, prescription painkillers, cocaine, meth, and benzodiazepines. Other drugs drugs, if used heavily enough, may require medical detox as well.

In addition to the severe withdrawal symptoms of drugs like alcohol and heroin, detox can also cause a range of symptoms that although not life-threatening, are extremely unpleasant. These symptoms might include nausea, shaking, confusion, headaches, and hallucinations. Clinic staff can administer specific medications for certain kinds of withdrawal. The medications won’t eliminate the symptoms completely but they can reduce the severity.

In some cases of opioid addiction, doctors will prescribe a step-down approach to detox. This can be done in a detox center where staff can administer precise doses at regular intervals.

For many drugs, withdrawal might cause nausea, headaches, and insomnia. Clinic staff can administer milder, more generalized treatments to deal with these symptoms, such as benadryl for insomnia.

If drug use was prolonged and heavy enough, there may be secondary problems to consider, such as damage to your heart, liver, or kidneys. Detoxing in a clinical setting will make it easier to catch the problems early and address them.

Psychological support is important in detox as well. Although counseling plays a more prominent role later in rehab, it may be helpful and necessary during detox to have someone to talk to.

Finally, detox can be very difficult and going through it alone may be too much. Committing to clinical detox may be the best way to ensure you get through the most acutely painful part of recovery. The temptation to relapse while attempting to detox at home is just too great for many people. The clinic staff can not only make your symptoms less painful, but they can also keep you honest, giving you the best chance of recovery.

Gardens Wellness Center is redefining the approach to detox. Our comfortable environment is designed to support the detox process while helping each client recognize their human dignity in recovery. Detox is the first step in recovery. Start your journey to wellness today by calling us for information:  (844) 325-9168