Are you currently living with a drug addiction and struggling to quit? The most effective way to achieve recovery is to attend a professional detox programme at rehab.
Quitting drugs through drug withdrawal is the first step to beating your addiction. The withdrawal period has its own challenges and is mentally and physically demanding, as symptoms can be difficult to manage during this stage.
This first step of withdrawal is vital if you are going to recover from your long-term addiction. While many individuals attempt to go cold turkey from drugs on their own, home detox alone without medical professionals can be extremely dangerous and challenging to complete successfully.
The withdrawal process is crucial to overcome your addiction to harmful substances.
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Do I Need Drug Addiction Treatment?
It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint if you require drug addiction treatment, especially within a drug rehab centre.
You may feel a sense of shame about having a drug addiction, and unfortunately, there is a negative stigma attached to addiction, which delays some people from seeking treatment.
There are however several signs which indicate that you need drug addiction treatment. Signs you require drug addiction treatment include:
- Craving drugs or alcohol regularly
- Mood and personality changes
- Psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms
- Using drugs at inappropriate times
- Feeling out of control
- Developing mental health problems such as anxiety
If you are suffering from drug abuse it can completely change your personality, which can be tough on your loved ones. Negative shifts in mental health are also common among those with drug addiction, such as anxiety, paranoia and depression.
If drug addiction is causing personality changes or health problems, you need to receive drug addiction treatment to recover. Detox programmes at a private rehab centre are the best method to achieve sobriety and gain a better quality of life again.
Our team at Addiction Advocates can find you the best drug rehab to suit your needs and location – contact us today to learn more.
Why Complete A Drug Detox?
To recover from a drug addiction, drug withdrawal is required. Without a structured and proven detoxification programme in place, physical withdrawal can be complicated and pose risks for further substance abuse in the future. Relapse is more likely to occur if home detox is completed on your own.
The longer the period that you have abused drugs, the higher your drug tolerance will be. This means that your body needs a higher dosage of the drug for it to have the same physical effect, which in turn creates the cycle of addiction as your body and mind crave higher amounts of the substance.
During detox in rehab, your drug dependence is tackled by stopping the intake of the drug your body is addicted to. To complete this detoxification as safely as possible, you will be medically assisted throughout the detox process with the guidance of trained professionals at a CQC-registered rehab facility.
Completing a detox will help to prevent the chance of future relapse and cleanses your body from the drug you have become addicted to. Completing your drug detox at a registered rehab facility will give you the best chance of beating drug addiction long term.
Drug Detox with Addiction Advocates
At Addiction Advocates, we can help you find a detox programme which suits your needs and type of drug addiction. Medical detox programmes are the most beneficial form of treatment as you are surrounded by medical support and peers who are experiencing the same.
We offer the following detox programmes:
Don’t delay alcohol or drug addiction treatment – speak to us today to start your recovery journey on 0800 012 6088.
Medical Drug Detox vs Home Detox
While withdrawing from drugs, medical supervision is very important. Withdrawal can be a challenging time, no matter the severity of the drug addiction. It is also important to remember that pre-existing health problems and mental health issues may be present which increases the complexity of detox.
The key aim of drug detox is to kickstart your recovery process and remove traces of addictive substances from your body. At a rehab centre you have 24-hour supervision from a recovery team and your health and safety are prioritised as you work through the detoxification process.
Medically assisted detox in a private alcohol and drug rehab will ensure that you are coping well with withdrawal symptoms and your physical and mental state is monitored at every step. Additionally, prescription drugs for withdrawal symptoms can be used if deemed appropriate to subside the worst of your side effects, helping you to be as comfortable as possible during this difficult process.
This is why detoxification at a rehab facility is more beneficial than a drug detox at home where medical assistance is not available, as unfortunately lots of people do not manage to maintain withdrawal when going through the process alone. These failed detox attempts commonly result in further drug abuse and can decrease the motivation to try the recovery process again.
For the highest success rates and safety measures, consider a detox programme in an inpatient or outpatient setting with a rehab facility. Find out more about our detox programme and admissions process today to kickstart your recovery.
Common Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms during detox can vary from person to person. This can depend on the type of addiction such as heroin or opioid, the timescale and addiction history, and any pre-existing physical or mental health problems.
The most experienced withdrawal symptoms within the first 48 hours of a drug detox include:
- Physical side effects, such as: sweating, nausea, seizures, delirium tremens and flu-like symptoms.
- Psychological side effects, such as: anxiety, depression, paranoia, irritability, insomnia and mood swings.
- Drug cravings are also very likely to be experienced, both physically and mentally, which makes it difficult to continue with the detox process if alone.
As withdrawal symptoms can be severe, medical supervision is maintained throughout your drug detox to give you the support you will need to continue with treatment. This will ensure that your health isn’t at risk and motivates you to push through the most severe side effects.
Types Of Drug Detox Programmes
At rehab, there are two different types of drug detox programmes available: inpatient and outpatient treatment. In many cases, an inpatient drug detox will be required to help clients control the withdrawal process, and this form of treatment gets the best results for long-term recovery.
However, outpatient detox programmes are also available and can work for people with lower tolerance levels and smaller budgets.
Inpatient detox programme: Clients will reside within a selected drug rehab centre to complete a drug detox followed by additional treatment options including traditional and holistic therapy. This is the safest and most effective route to detox and ensures that recovery is maintained through the challenging periods of treatment.
Outpatient detox programme: This is where clients return home in between treatment sessions. Outpatient treatment can be very challenging, especially if temptations and triggers are in the home environment. Cravings can also be difficult to control while detoxing independently and increase the likelihood of relapse without addiction help.
Although successful for some, most clients will favour a targeted residential drug detox as it increases your chances of quitting the drug long term.
If you want to find out more about which forms of drug detox will offer the greatest recovery rates for you personally, feel free to reach out to our team here at Addiction Advocates.
Drug Detox Timeline
Depending on the severity of your drug addiction, the length of detox will vary. Short-term detox programmes are available, and generally last between 5-10 days.
The initial stage of detox is the hardest and where the most withdrawal symptoms will be experienced. As your body adjusts without drugs, you will experience strong cravings, insomnia, sickness, changes in appetite and more.
You will be prescribed prescription drugs by medical professionals during this period to help manage your withdrawal in our detox wing.
Withdrawal will still be ongoing during this period but will be more manageable than the initial withdrawal stage. You may lose your appetite and still crave your drug, but your mind will be clearer than before.
You will likely move out from the detox wing into your own ensuite as you begin addiction treatments.
Long-term 28-day+ drug rehab programmes are also available and are the most recommended option. These programmes promote all-around recovery, initially focusing on the physical side effects during detoxification, followed by extensive therapy.
This programme aims to teach you about your substance abuse, your triggers, and the psychological element of addiction, and how to face the possible challenges that lie ahead in your long-term recovery.
As all drug addictions vary, which is why drug detox timescales also differ for every individual. Get in touch to find out more details about drug detox in cocaine rehab, prescription drug rehab and more.
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Although a drug detox programme is highly beneficial and proven to be successful in beating addictions, additional addiction treatment options used alongside detox to heal and prevent future relapses are key to long-term recovery.
As drug addiction has huge impacts on the brain and endorphins, long-term psychological support is also vital. At drug rehab, support groups, individual therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and holistic therapies are utilised to treat the mental element of addiction.
To give you the best chance of success post-rehab, coping mechanisms will also be taught to prevent relapses in the outside world after rehab treatment. This approach, combined with a medical detox programme, will offer you the best chance to withdraw from drugs both physically and mentally.
If you want to overcome drug abuse for good, please contact our team here at Addiction Advocates today. We will complete referrals for you and encourage the most effective treatment options through rehab, including a comprehensive drug detox programme.
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All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.
Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.
If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.
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We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.
Just some of the services we can offer includes:
- Free confidential telephone assessment
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- How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
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We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.
The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.
Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.
Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.
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