Are you asking yourself if you actually need alcohol or drug detox treatment? Take a closer look at the numbers:
Withdrawal from alcohol means that an alcoholic has a 25% chance of experiencing a seizure in the first 24 hours without alcohol.
Withdrawal symptoms for drugs of abuse depend on the specific drug, but include life-threatening medical problems such as seizures.
Delirium tremens (DTs) symptoms include fever, confusion and very fast heart rate, and are fatal in 1-2% of cases.
Now these numbers point out some worst case (but common) scenarios, but it is also true that individuals who require alcohol and drug detox treatment will need physical and emotional support for a wide array of milder symptoms. These symptoms are uncomfortable and distressful, but not necessarily life-threatening.
Do you need detox? Well, perhaps a better question is: Do I want to get drugs and alcohol out of my system safely? Not to mention being as physically and psychologically comfortable as possible under the circumstances! Feeling physical and psychological cravings for drugs indicates dependence and addiction. Not being able to get that next drug or drink causes fear and anxiety, and the initial symptoms of withdrawal if they can’t be obtained. Even if the cravings are mild, they indicate that detox is necessary.
The goal of alcohol and drug detox treatment isn’t to make detox pain free. The goal is to safely remove the drugs, alcohol and related toxins from the body, in the most comfortable way possible, so that a person is mentally and physically ready to work on recovery. Without detox, the next-drug-next-drink mantra of the body drums on, and it is impossible to focus on the work of recovery.
Professionally guided and monitored alcohol and drug detox treatment means choosing safety as that first important step to sobriety. You won’t be alone during detox. You’ll be surrounded by specially trained professionals who know what to do, and care for and about you during the detox process.
Contact us now, for compassionate answers and support. Call (561) 328-8627.