When drugs and alcohol leave the body, they can cause uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, many people relapse early into the withdrawal process, which can quickly lead to an overdose. The best way to ensure safety during this process is through a medical detox program.
Why Medical Detox is Important
Depending on the drugs that people abuse, they can suffer from a variety of withdrawal symptoms. Some of the most common are flu-like symptoms that include:
- Muscle aches
In addition to these physical ailments, some people also develop depression or anxiety during withdrawal. More serious symptoms can arise from alcohol detox. Known as delirium tremens, individuals can experience hallucinations, coma, and, in extreme cases, death. For this reason, it’s critical for men to seek a quality medical detox program when they’re ready to stop using drugs or alcohol.
Standard Medical Detox
During the detox process, toxins from drugs and alcohol leave the body. Since the body has grown used to these substances, it believes that it needs them for everyday functioning. Going “cold turkey” causes the body’s equilibrium to shift. However, with a medical detox, nurses and doctors are able to relieve many of the uncomfortable symptoms that this causes.
A medical detox may include medications that relieve nausea or vomiting to avoid dehydration. At The Last Resort Recovery, we offer a medication taper that helps men relieve the symptoms of withdrawal without having to worry about developing another addiction on top of it.
Detox Programs at The Last Resort Recovery Center
Our standard detox program at The Last Resort Recovery Center lasts five to seven days depending on the severity of the man’s addiction as well as what drug or drugs he was using. During this time, our nursing staff provides 24/7 care in case of emergencies.
In addition to our detox programs, we offer a variety of services, including:
To begin your journey to recovery through a medical detox program, contact us today at 877-892-7997.