Managing Withdrawal Symptoms

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One of the main reasons why many addicts avoid rehab is the fear of the intense uncomfortable physical and psychological effects associated with withdrawal symptoms and few take pleasure the idea of voluntarily taking on this grueling ordeal.

The great news is that most withdrawal symptoms are relatively short-lived. In just a few days or up to two weeks, people start to feel better than when they were using or drinking. An addiction treatment program with detox services will help mitigate and manage withdrawal symptoms under the care and guidance of trained professionals.

 The Basics of Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms are to be expected when sustained using or drinking forces your body into physical dependency. When you deprive your body of what it has developed an unhealthy reliance on often you will be unable to avoid the negative physical side effects. The best way to handle withdrawal symptoms is to prepare for it. During the detox process, medical professionals and counselors are available to offer assistance and guidance. With constant medical and psychological help, we can help get you through this phase with as little discomfort as possible.

Why early treatment is important

Alcoholism, and addiction, can become progressive when untreated. Every day that you continue the severity and length of detox increases as does the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. If you have ever tried to stop using or drinking on your own in the past, you will have noticed that with each attempt the withdrawal symptoms are noticeably worse than they were the time before.

This is why we support taking a proactive approach, advocating for an early and effective treatment program. after all, the sooner you stop, the easier your withdrawal symptoms will be to deal with, and the more effective rehab will be.

On completion of your personalized treatment program, you will discover too that sustaining sobriety is easier when you seek professional help rather than trying it alone.

The warning signs

It is not recommended that you attempt to stop WITHOUT medical supervision and assistance provided by a supervised detox program. If, however, you try to stop on your own and experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms, get emergency medical treatment immediately!

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting (related to seizures, not in response to excessive drinking)
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Hallucinations/DTs (delirium tremens)
  • Chills and/ or profuse sweating

About 25 percent of people who attempt quitting cold turkey will experience serious withdrawal symptoms that could include seizures, DTs, and more. In a professional detox environment, your vitals would be monitored constantly and you will be given the appropriate medications that will control these unpleasant symptoms and help keep you comfortable. With supportive staff, you will not be left alone.

We help you navigate withdrawal

Are you ready to get the help you need? At Foundation, we can assist you in combating withdrawal symptoms through our inpatient rehab that includes detox. We have a supportive group of dedicated professionals by your side to help ensure that you are safe secure and have the support you need to get through this. Contact us today at 1-888-999-8101.