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Medical Detox - Manchester

When a person finally admits and realizes that they have a drug or alcohol problem, they have taken the first small step towards recovery. However, before any further progress can be made, they must go through the process of detoxification (detox). Drug detox is often misunderstood by people who have not gone through it, and they think that it will be an easy process. However, medical detox is necessary in most cases for the withdrawal process to be successful. So, get to know what medical detox entails and why it is the best option available. The professionals at Medical Detox Treatment Centers Manchester can guide you through each step of the process to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Call us today at 860-288-8653 for more information.

What Is Detoxification?

Drug detox is the basic process by which a drug or alcohol addict eliminates the toxic residuals of the substance from his or her body. This means abstaining from the addictive substance and going through the physical and mental withdrawal symptoms that may arise. Withdrawal symptoms can be physical, mental, emotional or any combination of the three, and can vary from minor discomfort to severe and potentially dangerous.

Medical detox is when the detox process occurs in a supervised setting under the care and guidance of experts trained in treating substance abuse problems. These experts have medical training and the detox process occurs in a rehab facility or addiction treatment center like Drug Rehab Centers Manchester.

Why Quitting on Your Own is Dangerous

When a person decides that they are ready to end their addiction to drugs, they often think that they can just quit cold turkey and do so at home. Many people are under the misperception that they are somehow different from all of the other people who have gone through drug addiction and detox and that they are stronger or better equipped to handle the process than others. However, you can never predict the effect that the detox and withdrawal process will have on the mind and body. Some people only experience the minor symptoms of withdrawals while others experience the extremes.

In addition to the withdrawal symptoms you will feel during the detox process, attempting to do so on your own at home will also leave you susceptible to abandoning the process mid-detox and relapsing. Addiction can and does have a sly way of controlling your behaviors and actions. Plus, the cravings that occur during the withdrawal process can be so unrelenting and unbearable that you may succumb to substance use again just to make the pain go away. In a medical detox setting, the ability to relapse during detox is taken away and the symptoms of withdrawals can be managed and treated.

What Are The Symptoms Of Withdrawal?

Withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on what drug a person is addicted to. Get to know some of the most common withdrawal symptoms.

Crystal Meth

    • Insomnia
    • increased heart rate
    • hallucinations
    • feelings of bugs crawling on or in the skin
    • violent behavior
    • changes in blood pressure

Klonopin

    • Seizures
    • tremors
    • cramps
    • vomiting
    • sweating
    • agitation

Heroin

  • crying jags
  • cold sweats
  • fever
  • aches and pains
  • rapid heart rate
  • low blood pressure

As far as withdrawal symptoms go, these are the most common. However, many people go through extreme withdrawals and if they have other medical conditions such as heart problems, organ damage or the like, the risk to life and health can be even more dangerous.

When it comes to the process of recovering from drug addiction, detox is the first and quite possibly most important step. So, be sure to make the right choice and choose a rehab center or treatment facility for medical detox.

If you or a loved one is need of a medical detox program, call the addiction professionals at Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Manchester today at 860-288-8653.

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