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Drug and Alcohol Detox: Don’t Do It Alone

It is often said that the first step in getting sober is to accept that you have a problem.  While that’s true, another essential first step is drug and alcohol detox.  Addiction is a disease that affects us mentally, spiritually and physically. Before you can begin to work on how to live a life without drugs and alcohol, you have to rid your body of the substances.  Detox can be difficult and even dangerous because your body has become dependent on these substances to function. As you remove the substances, your body may fight back.  Laguna View Detox is here to help you detox in a safe and supervised manner so that you’re ready to start your new life in recovery. 

What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

Drug and alcohol detox can be thought of as the bridge between using and getting treatment.  The symptoms you experience during detox and their severity will depend on many factors.  The drugs you have been using, the length of time you have been using, your overall health, and how many times you have detoxed will all impact detox. Supervised drug and alcohol detox allows for a medical professional to safely manage your detox symptoms; it can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on the predicted severity of the withdrawal.  

Why You Shouldn’t Detox Alone

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone can be dangerous because we don’t know how to detox from drugs and alcohol.  Some may try weaning themselves off by tapering their use, but often do not find success. Without professional help, we would be left to our own willpower which may not hold when our body starts to fight against the process. Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can be fatal and alcohol is the most dangerous from which to withdraw.  Withdrawal can be very stressful for our bodies. Many who have tried to quit using drugs and alcohol have great difficulty in overcoming the physical aspects of the withdrawal process. Sadly, each time we put our bodies through withdrawal we increase the stress we’re putting on our body. By detoxing in a supervised environment, you can protect your health and increase your chances of successfully moving onto sobriety. 

Withdrawal symptoms range from minor discomforts such as sweating to life-threatening delirium tremens. You may experience many different symptoms including:

 

  • Increased heart rate
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle Pain
  • Itchiness
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Delirium

A medical professional monitoring and treating your symptoms can likely prevent your symptoms from increasing in severity. In a detox facility, health care providers can prescribe and administer medications that will help your body get through withdrawal more safely.  It may seem odd to take medications to get clean, but these medications are life-saving. The goal of medical detox is to get you through withdrawal as safely as possible. 

Benefits of Detoxing at Laguna View Detox

When you detox off drugs and alcohol at Laguna View Detox, you can feel safe.  We will regularly monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and detox symptoms as your body clears itself of the drugs and alcohol.  Additionally, we have the tools and expertise to manage your withdrawal more comfortably so that you’re ready to begin the rest of your treatment.  You will get round the clock care at one of the leading drug rehab centers in Orange County. We provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment in one of the most beautiful areas in California. We are dedicated to helping you detox safely and seeing you succeed. Contact us today and let us help you with your addiction!  

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