Detox from drugs and alcohol can be a dangerous experience for men and women who don’t understand what drugs and alcohol do to their bodies. They will go through painful physical withdrawals and powerful cravings, pushing them to relapse and potentially overdose and die. Participants who enroll in a treatment facility will learn what to expect from detox as their treatment program is discussed with them during their initial evaluation.
At Clearhaven Recovery, we assist individuals who are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We work individually with each participant and go over the recovery process and answer any questions they have. They will participate in group and individual therapies along with family therapy for a more effective recovery program. Call 833.970.2054 today to speak with our knowledgeable staff for more information about what to expect in drug rehab.
Why Is Detox Necessary?
When a person abuses drugs and alcohol, it changes their bodies physically. Grey matter in the brain shrinks, your immune system is compromised, and the natural production of dopamine, which is responsible for making you feel happy, stops. When this happens, men and women will not feel happy even when doing something they enjoy. This can lead to depression and other serious mental health disorders.
When you try to stop abusing drugs and alcohol, you begin to go through withdrawals. Your body will not start the natural production of dopamine until all of the toxins are out of your body, which can take several days to weeks depending on the length of abuse and amounts taken. Some of the common withdrawal symptoms you may experience include:
- Muscle and bone pain
- Nausea and vomiting
At Clearhaven Recovery, we will perform a complete evaluation to determine the level of care necessary to help you reach your recovery goals. In the case of severe addiction, we can refer you to one of our trusted partners for a safe detox program.
What to Expect from Detox
Addiction affects men and women in unique ways, and their recovery experience may not be the same as everyone else. This is why the best option for quitting drugs and alcohol is through a drug rehab program that has experience working with all forms of addiction.
Here is what to expect from detox:
- Typical withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as 6–12 hours, depending on the substance of choice. Symptoms will begin as mild and will gradually increase over time. Participants will receive medication-assisted treatment to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
- Over the next 12–48 hours, withdrawal symptoms will continue to escalate. This is when most people will relapse when trying to quit alone or without 24/7 supervision. Physical and mental symptoms will reach their peak around day two or three. Serious withdrawal symptoms include delirium tremens, which can be deadly without the help of a drug rehab facility.
- After three to four days, withdrawal symptoms and cravings will begin to diminish as the toxins in your body leave, and your body begins to return to normal function. Some participants will see their withdrawal symptoms dissipate completely over a few weeks, while others will take several months to a year to completely recover.
Clearhaven Recover Will Help You Understand What to Expect in Drug Rehab
At Clearhaven Recovery, we help those who are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We take the time to get to know their unique circumstances and create a treatment program that addresses the physical and mental aspects of their addiction. Our drug rehab facility gives participants a full range of addiction treatment programs, including:
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Day and night intensive outpatient program
- Detox referral to our trusted partner
Drug addiction is treatable through our safe and discreet drug rehab facility. Call 833.970.2054 today or fill out our online form to see how we can benefit your recovery.