Before a person goes to treatment for addiction, he or she needs to eliminate all toxins from their body. This process is detoxification (detox) and should be done under supervision from a medical professional. Never detox on your own. Medical detox is a safe way to detox because of the harmful side effects that occur when stopping the substance use. A medication-assisted detox helps you slowly and more comfortably eradicate toxins.
A professional who may prescribe medication to help ease the pain of withdrawals supervises medical detox. Withdrawals can be very painful and cause uncomfortable symptoms to the person with an addiction.
The brain changes when a person abuses drugs or alcohol. The neurotransmitters that send messages to other parts of the body to function normally are altered. The brain release excess levels of dopamine, which give a person the high and pleasurable feelings. Over time, the brain develops a dependence on the substance to function and produces cravings.
Detox should never be done alone. A person can experience devastating effects of withdrawal symptoms, such as hallucinations or seizures. The severity of withdrawals depends on the duration of substance abuse, the type of drug used, and length of time the individual has been using. In medical detox, counselors work with clients 24/7 and monitor the client’s progress.
Medical detox is separate from treatment because when you are in treatment, you need a clear mind to learn about yourself, understand your addiction, and focus on healing your mind, body, and spirit. Detox is always done before treatment in order to have a fulfilling and successful life in recovery.
If you have an addiction, get help from a professional right away. He or she will help you save yourself from the control of addiction. Cypress Lakes Lodge hosts a complete supervised medical detox that allows you to clear your mind and adjust to sober living. Do not wait. Get help today. You deserve to enjoy a healthy, fun, sober life.
Cypress Lakes Lodge offers excellence in addiction treatment for substance addiction, addictive behavior, and mental health conditions in a serene, natural, oxygen-rich, lush green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy sober relationships that are sustainable. Call us to get started: 877-938-1577