Detox is often the first step in a recovery program. By cleaning the body of the toxins that have accumulated during drug or alcohol abuse, the addict is better able to start the recovery process and begin to think clearly. Addressing the effects addiction has on the body, which are often the most difficult and prominent, allows the healing of the emotional and mental issues that led to the addiction. Although the physical detox is typically the most obvious phase of recovery, it’s also one of the most difficult challenges to repairing the body from the abuse of addiction.
Drug Help Line will place individuals in detox to begin the recovery process.
When anyone stops the use of drugs or alcohol abruptly, regardless of how long the substance dependency has lasted, he or she will experience some level of physical discomfort which is known as withdrawal.
For many people with low-level dependencies, withdrawal symptoms will include:
- Night sweats
- Rapid heart beat
- Increased blood pressure
For those with more extreme dependencies, withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscle tremors
- Profound confusion