Detox programs are a relatively straightforward process with clinics and rehab centers aplenty. However, as far as detox is concerned, the state is doing the best it can, and succeeding with those who opt to get help. Call 1-800-303-4372 for help if you happen to be someone who is willing to kick addiction in search of a clean and better life.
Alcohol and narcotic drugs are physically addictive substances which account for most of the annual rise in substance abuse rates. The human body is so designed that it gets used to the drugs, and once that happens, the body needs that substance to remain in a normal state of being. The absence of the substance from the blood causes a lot of discomfort including insomnia, headaches, cravings, vomiting, and seizures. This phenomenon is known as withdrawal.
Detox and counseling for addiction are topics that are most of the time treated with disdain and people have mixed beliefs depending on their awareness. This is quite natural depending on physical or non-physical substance abuse.
In days past, addiction was seen as a moral flaw. In the present however, professionals are viewing addiction as a disease which may prove to be fatal for the abuser if it is not treated in time. Addiction can be controlled and stopped by counseling and a daily rehab program after going through detox.
Narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, codeine, benzodiazepines, some specific types of amphetamines, and ethyl alcohol (found in alcoholic drinks) are substances that the body becomes dependent upon once you start taking them regularly. Caffeine, nicotine, beta blockers, quaaludes, and some steroids also cause this type of dependence.
Physical dependency on these substances can only be overcome if the patient avoids the use of them. It will cause the body to rebel from within and go into a state of withdrawal.
Rehab centers and hospitals usually have detox programs. Detoxification, if attempted by an individual in the absence of a professional, can be harmful and even fatal. It is highly recommended that an addict who wants to kick the habit once and for all checks into a detox center where they will be treated by doctors, attendants, counselors, and nurses and be under constant medical supervision during the process.
The process is an extremely difficult one for the addict and must be handled by professionals. When the person has abused alcohol for a while, detox can cause delirium, which can cause violent behavior and hallucinations. This is why it is recommended to go through detox in the presence of professionals who are adept at treating such patients.
Detox programs can take around 2-4 weeks depending upon the kind of substance the addict had been abusing and his personality and mental strength. Once an addict is decontaminated completely, he can report for a rehab program.
Call us at 1-800-303-4372 if you have an addiction problem. We look forward to helping you.