When we stop using drugs and alcohol, we experience physical and mental symptoms which is called withdrawal. They can be slightly noticeable to unbearable. The unbearable symptoms are usually why 3 or 4 days after we stop on our own, we go back to using. Alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal can be fatal, this is why it’s important to enter a medical detox facility.
While in detox, the patient is placed on a taper. This allows the body to adjust to the absence of drugs and alcohol, in a more comfortable way. The dosage and length of a taper is based on the amount of substances a person has been using, along with the length of time using and overall physical condition. The detox process is monitored by a medical doctor and a nursing staff. Withdrawal symptoms are treated with medications to ease the process. To help with the psychological symptoms of withdrawal, a patient will be assigned a therapist. Therapists provide the patient with ways to overcome these symptoms and the challenges ahead.
Medical detox is a safe and sure way to begin the process of recovery. To learn more about how medical detox works, please visit our website.