Detox Treatment for Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal Is Difficult And Can Be Dangerous Always Get Professional help
Withdrawal symptoms are possible because your brain is rewired as a result of the drugs you have taken. Not all drugs are the same, but you can count on many of them to have similar effects when trying to quit. Cocaine and meth will cause the brain to release unusually large amounts of natural neurotransmitters that can prevent normal recycling of the brain’s chemicals. It remains a fact that everyone has a different withdrawal pattern. Some people may have a very shallow withdrawal, but it does not mean they are not addicted. Several withdrawal symptoms can include insomnia, headaches, depression, irritability, social isolation, racing heartbeat, chest tightness, tremor, and vomiting or diarrhea.
Types of Relapse:
- Emotional – When an emotional relapse happens, the recovering addict is not necessarily thinking about using. It is just that their emotions and behavioral patterns are setting them up for relapse, now, and in the future. They are used to acting and behaving in a certain way. Signs that a person is suffering from an emotional relapse may include defensiveness, anxiety, mood swings, reluctance to seek help, and more.
- Mental – When a mental relapse happens, there is a war going on in a person’s mind. There is a part of the mind that wants to use, while the other part is fighting the urge. You can tell if there is a mental relapse coming on when a recovering addict thinks about the places, people, and events they frequented. People in this state of mind usually find it increasingly hard to make rational choices.
What You Can Do to After Detox
- Avoid stress. You will be exposed to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during detox and will learn more about the connection between thoughts and behaviors. The benefit is that if we can change how we think, and we can feel and act better even if our situation does not change.
- Relax and take a break from work. Detox takes time, and there are always triggers to deal with.
- Seek out support. At Sprout Health California Detox, we are strong on the benefits of belonging to support groups. Support groups can bring about a change of friends and scenery.
- Eat healthy. A healthy diet will do anyone a world of good. Eating well should also include taking vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Proper nutrition helps to heal the body. It will also help you to remain sober. This also includes drinking plenty of liquids, especially water.
- Endure any cravings. They will not last for long. Most intense cravings only last for two weeks or so. On the other side of temptation is freedom from drug and alcohol dependency.
Fighting the Mental Urges
If you are thinking about using or taking another drink, just keep in mind that one use and one drink will lead to the second and third. Before long, you will be in relapse and right back where you started when you first enrolled in rehab. You have to play the scenario through in your mind every chance you get. What will happen if you take that one drink of you use one more time? You know the answer. It will always lead back down the same road.
Finding and Keeping Purpose in Life
There is strong evidence to correlate that having a transcendent purpose can help alter negative behaviors, and that it is good for your health. Records even indicate that people with a purpose in life are half as likely to develop a mental illness as opposed to those with no real purpose in life.
Stay Involved with Your Support Group
Your support group can offer invaluable support. Whatever your addiction, there are people who can relate to what you are going through. You can draw from their strength. Never miss meetings. Stay involved and volunteer your time for meaningful things and events. Your support groups can help you find purpose as well.
If you or a loved one is need of detox treatment, or if you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms, do not hesitate to contact Sprout Health California Detox to learn more about our programs and treatments. We can take an assessment and inform you of insurance payment options. Then, we can schedule a time for your visit to enroll.