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What Are My Options For Medical Detox?

You may have made the decision to seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction. Congratulations! Treatment is  a decision that has the power to change your life forever for the better, as well of the lives of those you love. It’s a decision to end your suffering, and instead begin living a life that’s productive and purposeful – one filled with peace, serenity, love, and laughter. Recovery is entirely possible!

The first step is to seek help. Addiction is a malady of the body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, the first order of business is to physically detox from drugs and alcohol. Detoxing is the process of ridding the body of toxic substances by abstaining from those substances.

If you’ve ever tried to quit your addiction on your own, you know that withdrawal can be painful. We experience symptoms such as shaking, shivering, burning, itching, muscle aches, headaches, insomnia and extreme anxiety, among other things. In some cases, severe reactions such as seizures can occur. These symptoms have often caused us to return to our addictive substance, thinking it is the only relief available. For this reason, it is typically unwise to try to detox on your own.

Several options can ease our suffering as we rid our bodies of these toxins. Assistance from an addiction counselor, physician, clinic or treatment center is considered by many to be the best course of action. Medications such as Antabuse, for alcohol addiction, or Suboxone, for opioid addiction, are frequently dispensed, but these must be taken under competent medical supervision.

Seeking admission to an inpatient detox unit is often a favorable approach. It’s important to look for a reputable facility that offers the specific type of help you need, in a setting that’s comfortable for you. Detoxing at a treatment center typically takes three to seven days, but can last a few weeks. From there you may be placed in either a residential or outpatient rehab.

Whichever method you choose for detoxing, know that the physical pain and discomfort are only temporary. You are now on your way to a rich and rewarding life.

Detox is the first step in the recovery process. Call The Gardens Wellness Center today for information on our residential detox programs:  (844) 325-9168