As of 2009, nearly 24 million people are suffering from drug or alcohol abuse. Among this group, only two million are
receiving treatment. With the first part of this treatment being detox, it is clear that we have a long way to go. Call now to get your process started.
What Is Detox?
Detox is the act of removing yourself from a drug for a planned period. Typically, this is from 24-48 hours, but it can vary depending on the factors.
This fact brings us to our focus on this article. What are the effects of drug and alcohol detox on the body and mind? The short answer is addiction cravings, pain, and negative thoughts. We will go into the details of this article.
The Detox Process
A detox is successful when most of the traces of recent use are gone. When you are no longer drunk on alcohol or high on drugs, your detox is over
Examples of this are in your local jail. If you have ever seen someone or are someone who has ended up in the drunk tank, this is the police’s version of detox. Police don’t tend to allow you to have alcohol during the several-hour periods that you are inside of an individual cell.
You can start a detox session of your own volition. Say you decide to reach out to a friend for support in starting this. You choose to pour all of your alcohol down the drain and flush your drugs down the toilet. Do not do this. The chemical withdrawal, your body experience can be dangerously intense.
The adverse effects of drugs should is best handled by a professional. They may provide you with something to dull the pain in the process. Depending on the severity, they may prescribe more intense treatments.
Finding The Right Treatment Center
United’s contract will cover a wide variety of essential procedures. In asking how much they include, that will depend on the coverage you have purchased. Depending on that coverage, you will be able to select an ample rehabilitation center for your needs.
When you contact United, be sure to have a general idea of their contract details. By reading through your contract, you will be able to call with a piece of solid general knowledge to work with. When finding the right treatment path or rehab center near you, each person’s way will be a bit different. Through a combination of a doctor’s advice and your own desires, you will be able to make this decision with greater ease.
How Long Does it Take to Detox?
Detox periods vary depending on the drugs taken. We will list out different addictive substances below.
Below are some quick answers to frequently asked questions about detox.
Rapid detox can lead to some incredibly dangerous situations. Interestingly, rapid detox has some advocates. Still, it is an expensive method that can lead to negative symptoms. We will list those symptoms below.
- High body temperature
There are even some incredibly fast detox methods that are supposed to take as little as several hours. According to the Coleman Foundation, one in fifty people die from rapid detox.
If you get back into the same drugs, you are highly likely to try and go back to the same level you used to take. As a result, you have an incredibly high likelihood of giving yourself an overdose. If you feel the urges to retake your drug, please reach out to us immediately or 911. You are worth more than that.
Detox is an intensive process that forces addicts to be without their drug for a period of one to three days. The ultimate goal is to reach sobriety, but the emotional and physical hurdles one will have to overcome.
Depending on the drug of choice, symptoms for getting rid of the drug can take anywhere between twelve hours to ten weeks. The effects of many of these drugs can last a lifetime.
If you feel the urge to retake your drug, please reach out to us immediately. We understand the difficulty of getting clean, and we know how to help those who are struggling.