Addiction to drugs or alcohol has to end at some point, whether through death or detox. Sadly, these are the only two ways to end a substance abuse issue. The good news is that going through detox is easier today than ever before, thanks to the experience of quality rehab centers. These caring professionals help patients handle detox symptoms with less discomfort, so they can start a new life.
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Your Detox Symptoms Will Be Unique to You
Going through alcohol or drug detox is a scary thought for many people who hang onto their addiction to avoid feeling “sick.” At some point though, individuals have to make the decision to get clean. Otherwise, their lives will only continue to spiral into darkness.
Many people going into a drug treatment center want to know how long they’ll be there. This answer isn’t the same for everyone. The disease is just as unique as the person with it. There are many issues that determine the length of detox and rehab.
What is the same for everyone in active addiction is that when they stop using drugs or alcohol, the body goes into physical withdrawal. This is the part that stops most people from beginning rehab, and admittedly, these symptoms that can be very uncomfortable.
How bad these symptoms are and how long they last depend upon a variety of factors, including:
- How long the person has been using
- The type of substance the person has been using
- Level of his or her addiction
- How he or she abused the drug (i.e. through snorting, smoking, swallowing or injecting)
- How much of the drug or alcohol the individual used each time
- His or her family history of substance abuse and genetics
- How healthy he or she is otherwise
General Symptoms of Detox
Even though each detox is unique, there are some general symptoms of each kind of detox, from alcohol to prescription drugs and even illegal drugs. These include:
Alcohol Detox Symptoms
Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
- Abdominal cramping
Personal Care through Detox and Rehab
In Pompano Beach, Florida, 1st Step Behavioral Health helps patients gain sustainable recovery. When you’re ready to start your new life of sobriety, 1st Step Behavioral Health will be there for you each step of the way, from detox and rehab, to sober living into aftercare.