Detoxification is a natural process the body goes through to remove substances it cannot use, including toxins from drugs and alcohol. It takes time but is a very effective way of restoring health. However, it is not a simple process. There are several stages of detox a person may work through to remove those substances permanently. In a treatment center, a medical detox program can facilitate the process, minimizing risk and increasing the opportunity of success. At Chapters Recovery Center, we can arrange for you to go through the detox process in a partner facility. After you finish detox, we can help you work to overcome addiction safely and comfortably. To learn more about our services and our partner drug and alcohol detox center, please contact Chapters Recovery Center today at [Direct].
Exploring the Stages of Detox
The process of detoxification can take different amounts of time based on the individual’s specific needs. While some people go through this process quickly, others need more time, patience, and support. The duration of detox is dependent on many factors. If you have used drugs or alcohol for a long time or used a large amount, that can prolong and intensify the experience. For other people, the metabolism system is faster, which can speed up the process. Here is a look at some of the stages of detox you may encounter:
- Mild symptoms – Within 6 to 8 hours, a person may begin to feel the onset of mild symptoms. This may include anxiety, nausea, and vomiting. In some situations, a person may experience hypertension and agitation.
- Moderate symptoms – The next step is more intense and usually begins about 12 to 24 hours after not using. During this time, you may feel an increase in breathing rate, sweating, and fever. This often makes a person feel ill. It can also cause irritability and confusion.
- Severe symptoms – The next step is intensifying symptoms, often starting 48 to 72 hours after your last use. This can include hallucinations, seizures, confusion, and agitation in some people. Some people may experience more life-threatening risks, which is why a medical detox tends to be an important process.
After this period, most people begin to come back to a baseline. It takes time to heal, especially if you’ve experienced more significant withdrawal symptoms.
Keep in mind that you may not feel as much pain and cravings if you have access to medication. Depending on the type of substance you’ve used, some medications can help to reduce these risks. Over time, you may start to feel better and stronger.
The Detox Process Is Safe and Effective
Detoxing is a safe process when you go through it in a safe and controlled environment. There are risks to this process, including conditions like delirium and paranoia. Some people also experience painful seizures. In a medical detox program, like what we offer through our partners at Chapters Recovery Center, you’ll have access to a wide range of support services. We will also provide solutions to ensure your body has all of the nutrients and resources necessary to reduce the onset of complications.
Chapters Recovery Center Works to Support You
Once detox ends, it is then necessary to work through additional therapy and recovery. This may include various levels of support, therapy, and medical attention. We can also meet your needs for any mental health disorders you may have. You’ll have opportunities to work on family relationship problems and previous trauma.
Please take a look at some of the treatment programs we offer. Depending on the type and level of support you need, you may work with us on an ongoing basis.
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
The stages of detox can seem like a daunting task, but they don’t have to be difficult when you have ample support. Our dedicated team at Chapters Recovery Center can help you with comprehensive treatment, a comfortable environment, and innovative treatment programs. Take the time to learn more when you call [Direct] or reach out to us now online.