How to Drug Detox
There is no simple ‘How to drug detox‘ manual. It is not a matter of simply stopping to take the drug. Going ‘cold-turkey is the worst thing one can do, it can cause sever physical and mental anguish that can be avoided, or at least lessened. There are physical and psychological effects that often accompany drug abuse and it is best to gradually discontinue drug use with the help and guidance of a medical professional.
Even with the help of a professional there is no ‘one size fits all’ detox program. Different drugs have different withdrawal symptoms and each person handles them differently both physically and mentally. It is often necessary to have a medical professional on hand who can treat the symptoms and allow the patient to be safely weaned from the drug.
Symptoms of withdrawal can include increased an heart rate, sweating, nausea, vomiting and anxiety. A medical professional can monitor these symptoms and ensure that there are no complications. Consulting health care professionals who know how to drug detox safely and effectively is the best way to go.
Drug detox treatment varies for each drug and patient and most emergency room physicians and family doctors are unaware of the specific treatments for and behaviors demonstrated by drug addicted patients. Drug detox requires specialists who have years of experience and training.
Consulting health care professionals who specialize in drug detox will give your drug addicted loved one the care and attention needed to wean off a drug and begin anew. There is not only a physical recovery, involved, but an emotional and behavioral one as well. This is clearly what makes drug addiction recovery much different than any other disease treatment. It will be an ongoing battle for the user and his circle of family and friends.
At Arizona Detox Center we work with the patient and his family on both the addiction and habits surrounding it. Education and training is as much a part of recovery as the detox and our experienced staff is there to help through all stages of the recovery process.
Where to turn for help is often the most difficult choice to make for the family and friends of an addict, but we are there to let you know that help is out there. Experience and success rates matter and we can help. Eventually the sleepless nights will slowly end and relationships can be rebuilt as healing begins.