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What Drug Rehab Detox Can Do For You

Drug withdrawal is huge barrier for people needing to start drug addiction recovery.  The symptoms are awful – exhaustion, headaches, muscle pain, stomach cramps, vomiting, anxiety, depression.  Can you imagine going “cold turkey” from meth, heroin, or cocaine and trying to endure all that for several days?  And that’s why many addicts often give up and start taking drugs again.  They need the drugs just to make their body feel normal.  That’s how you know someone really needs drug rehab.

Drug Detox Needed For Many Drug Addictions

Thankfully, many drug rehabs now offer drug detox services.  This goes way beyond gutting it through several days of withdrawal on your own.  A medically trained staff monitors a person in withdrawal.  The staff does everything it can to make sure the person stays comfortable, gets rest, has privacy, and stays medically safe throughout the process.

A person going through withdrawal from narcotics may be prescribed a chemically similar drug with fewer or no withdrawal symptoms.  It’s a temporary substitution, but it allows the person to wean off the drugs with less interference from withdrawal.  A cocaine addict might take anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications to keep their withdrawal symptoms in check.

Human Touch During Detox Can Give Hope

Sometimes, you just need a kind person to be at your side during a rough time like drug detox.  No medication can take care of every possible symptom.  Sometimes that human touch can give a detoxing addict hope. caring staff members can give the addict confident reassurance that things will get better.

Experienced staff members can listen, hold a hand, and create that first helping relationship an addict has during their drug rehab stay.  Detox may not be a pleasant experience, but an addict can experience true compassion during the process.

Drug Rehab Including Detox Has Advantages

Drug rehabs with in-house drug detox services have a distinct advantage over separate facilities.  They can help the addict transition smoothly from the detox process to the first phase of treatment.  An addict is already likely to be exhausted, uncertain, and emotionally drained from the detox period.  It’s so much easier to go down a different hallway to treatment rather than traveling between facilities.  It saves time, hassle, and offers more privacy.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs, they are most likely going to need some form of drug detox.  Look for drug rehabs with their own detox staff and services.  An all-inclusive approach can mean a better drug rehab experience for your or someone you care about.

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