Detox and Quitting Addictive Drugs
Although people might like to say that nicotine is far more addictive than most of the drugs that are also considered addictive, that claim does not seem to be quite right. It would probably be more accurate to say that nicotine has a stronger chemical addiction whereas drugs and pharmaceuticals have a stronger emotional impact because their effects are so easy to notice when they take effect and when those effects wear off.
Nevertheless, when someone has a perceptively strong addiction to certain drugs, they will go through residential detox when they first go into a rehab program with us. Residential detox, by the way, is the correct term for the service that most people refer to as just “detox” – the patient stays at the rehab facility while detox is conducted to let all the patient’s consumed drugs fully leave their system. Residential detox is also done to prepare patients for their upcoming time in rehab classes and therapy sessions – they won’t have their attention diverted away because of physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms that get addressed in detox. However, it is important to note here that going through detox and getting through withdrawals does not mean that your addiction will be over – that is why a large part of rehab after detox is about learning how to go about your daily tasks without experiencing a relapse.
Highly Addictive Street and Pharmaceutical Drugs
As noted previously and as you probably already know, there are a number of drugs that are notoriously addictive. If you are addicted to one of those substances, you will find that residential detox will be the single best next move that you have since attempting to quit those illicit and/or prescribed drugs at home is realistically near impossible.
The following drugs are well known to be some of the most addictive substances on the planet:
- Ecstasy (Molly, MDMA)
- Benzodiazepines (Benzos)
Having an addiction to any of the above substances pretty much guarantees that you will need to go through residential detox to give yourself the best chance possible at fully ending your substance abuse