Each person’s needs are unique when addressing substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. However, it is considered a universal truth that when someone is addicted to a substance, they will need to go through detox. Detox is a critical first step in recovering from addiction.
Ohio residents go through detox before starting treatment. Suppose a person is physically addicted to a substance. In that case, it is a challenge to tackle underlying mental health problems that were either caused by or led to the addiction. For this reason, detox is designed to address the physical side of addiction first. Once this is done, a patient is better positioned to address the psychological aspect of addiction as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
What Is Detox?
Detox is when all remnants of drugs and alcohol are removed from the body. It allows a person’s body to become physically stable. This puts them in the best position to start therapy and beat addiction. While detox is not part of all addiction treatments, it is generally expected when entering an Ohio rehab program.
When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their body is accustomed to having these substances in their system. These addictive chemicals are slowly removed from the body during the detox process. The brain will need to adjust to the change. This is why people experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as they go through detox.
One of the benefits of going through a detox program at a rehabilitation center is working with people who understand the detox and withdrawal process. They can help you go through detox in a safe, relatively comfortable, and dignified way. It is impossible to eliminate withdrawal symptoms, but going through withdrawal at a rehab facility means that you have caring individuals who will support you through the process and give you the tools needed to be successful.
How Long Does Detox in an Ohio Rehab Facility Last?
In most cases, detox takes between seven to ten days. However, since each person is unique, their experience with detox will also be unique. Some of the factors that will influence how long the detox process will take include:
• The amount of drugs or alcohol a person has consumed
• The severity of withdrawal symptoms
• Their mental and physical functioning
Once the detox process is complete, patients should be able to move on to an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. During the rehab program, they will receive psychological therapy. Alcohol and drug rehab is typically part of a 28-day addiction program.
What Will Withdrawal Be like?
One of a person’s biggest fears about going through detox is the withdrawal process. The symptoms experienced during drug and alcohol withdrawal are similar. The type of withdrawal symptoms that are felt and their severity may vary based on the length of time a person has been addicted to drugs and the drugs they are addicted to. Other factors, including the person’s overall mental and physical health, will impact the withdrawal process.
It is essential to realize that each person experiences detox uniquely, and each new detox is different. Even if a person has gone through detox in the past, the withdrawal symptoms that they will feel going through it again can be drastically different from their previous experience.
Physical withdrawal symptoms could include:
• Runny nose
• Abdominal cramps
• Muscle pain
• Bone pain
• Realistic/unpleasant dreams
Psychological withdrawal symptoms could include:
• Intense cravings
In the end, withdrawal symptoms could include delirium, seizures, and hallucinations. This is why it is best to go through the detox process in a location where you have around-the-clock support. You want to be monitored 24 hours a day for the duration of the process. The compassionate care you receive is vital to enabling successful detox and the best possible patient outcomes.
<h2>You Don’t Have to Go through It Alone</h2>
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