Drug detoxification, more commonly referred to as detox, refers to the process of breaking the physical bonds of addiction or alcoholism. Both the physical and mental aspects of addiction can be equally as strong, and is often debilitating to face by one’s self. Changes occur in the brain and subsequently affect the entire body, causing cravings and many other physiological and psychological symptoms. This process is often impossible when attempted alone without professional help.
Withdrawal symptoms vary greatly from one substance to another and may include nausea and vomiting, anxiety and paranoia, muscle cramps, aching or weakness, irritability, seizures, hallucinations, and insomnia, further demonstrating the reason this must be done under professional medical supervision. The length of the process can also vary depending on factors such as which substances were used, how long use has taken place, and the amount used, and is usually accomplished in 7 days.
The side effects that accompany the detox process are known as withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can take a toll on the individual mentally and physically. While experiencing withdrawal symptoms, decision-making skills become strained, difficult, and dangerous. The desire to quit and stop using is often thwarted by discomfort, hallucinations, and incredibly powerful cravings. Without the right precautionary measures in place, these symptoms can lead to more drug use and dangerous actions.
Our center for detox is designed to make the inevitable and essential detox process as comfortable as humanly possible, and minimize all risks associated with this integral process of recovery. 24/7 care and monitoring is provided to aid those with chronic symptoms and ensure the safety of each and every client under our care. At Level Up Treatment Centers, we are highly equipped with everything necessary to help you achieve your sobriety and rebuild your life one day at a time. Our specialized staff is there with you every step of the way. Following a short stay in our detox and residential rehab program, our Level Up Treatment Center patients are ready for the next phase of their recovery journey.