After a serious bout with drug addiction and before someone can get through the rigors of therapy, most drug addiction sufferers need an opportunity to detox off their substance of choice. They have to let go of the cravings and release the poisoning of their bodies before they can focus on what has been driving them to harm themselves.
It is highly recommended that heavy drug users don’t try to quit cold turkey without the help of medical professionals. There are just too many serious withdrawal symptoms that can cause great harm. As a point of reference, here are some of the more serious withdrawal symptoms related to withdrawal from substances like meth, heroin, and prescription painkillers:
- Difficulty with breathing
- Rapid increase in blood pressure and heart rate
- Feelings of depression, anxiety, and wanting to commit suicide
- Body cramping
- Nausea and vomiting
- Motor control issues and the loss of ability to concentrate/make decisions
- Bad dreams, hallucinations, tremors, and body convulsions
As any reasonable person can see, there are potential long-term issues associated with withdrawal. It’s for that reason that people should seek help with their detox process from a reputable detox center like ours.
Under our care, each client gets an opportunity to get through their withdrawal symptoms as naturally as possible. That would include getting exercise, eating healthy and nutritious food, and getting plenty of rest. We allow people this opportunity because they benefit greatly by detoxing naturally.
However, we always have medical professionals standing by in case clients start to show signs of distress. It is not in anyone’s best interest to let clients suffer through withdrawal. When it’s necessary, one of our medical staff will prescribe relief medications for pain and sleep disturbances.
The goal is always the same. Keep all clients safe until they are ready for therapy. While doing that, we also try to help clients understand the importance of getting exercise and eating right. These are things people often neglect when they fall into the cycle of addiction. They simply stop caring for themselves, which can also cause great harm.
In the following section, we would like to briefly discuss the kind of food clients get in rehab and why.
What Kind Of Food Do They Have In Detox Centers?
First, the food we select for clients will be foods that will help to infuse important nutrients into their bodies. There is a heavy focus on fruits and vegetables because of important vitamins like Vitamins B, C, and E. At the same time, we want to make sure there is a good balance in every meal that clients are served every day. That means fish, lean meats, and dairy products.
While helping to replenish the client’s body is of the utmost importance, especially while their bodies face the challenges of going through withdrawal, we also use our nutrition program to educate people about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle while in recovery. We know from experience that clients need a healthy mind and body as they face the challenges of temptation and their triggers.
At this point, we would like to point out that our nutritionist is more than happy to work with clients on custom diets. We respect that everyone has different religious and cultural needs when it comes to the foods they eat. Within reason, we like to provide what people like as long as it’s healthy. That translates to us trying to help clients avoid unhealthy sugars and fat products.
If we do a good job of teaching clients about the importance of healthy eating, they will have one thing more than can depend on to keep them fit going forward. If a healthy mind and body lead to a client not relapsing, we will have met our primary goal.
As you contemplate seeking help with your addiction, we want you to focus your concern on getting help. When you enter rehab, it should be for the sole purpose of releasing the demons of addiction. What we don’t want you to have to worry about is your physical health. After months and possibly years of neglect, we will show you how to get your physical body back to good health through exercise and nutrition. If this is agreeable and you want help, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call one of our representatives at 833-820-2922 immediately. There is no time like now to arrest your addiction.