Compass Detox offers drug and alcohol detoxification services to those with substance abuse disorders in South Florida. Our patients often face their first recovery from addiction with our team of dedicated therapists and medical professionals. Learn more about what expectations of having during your first detox.
What Is Detox?
If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may need to detox to rid your body of any remaining substances. This is the first step of your recovery. Trying to stop drinking or using drugs on your own can result in significant discomfort due to withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the drug you take, withdrawal symptoms range from light, to severe, to life-threatening. Therefore, we recommend undergoing supervised, structured detoxification with a reputable facility such as Compass Detox.
You may have many different expectations before beginning our substance abuse treatment program. When you go through detox, we address the physical side of your substance use disorder. Later, you will address the psychological issues of addiction during a recovery or rehab program.
Expectations During Detox
During detox, we remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from your system. This gives you the physical stability to begin substance abuse therapy. Your brain and body become used to having these substances and become dependent on them. Therefore, you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
To minimize the symptoms of withdrawal, we offer medically assisted detox. Our patients receive medication to ease the discomfort and pain of withdrawal. You take the medication under the care of doctors and other medical professionals. Keep in mind, many people try to quit on their own, but few are successful.
We start with a thorough treatment evaluation. This gives our medical and therapeutic staff a baseline of your physical wellness when you first arrive. An expert gathers information on your medical history and talks about your addiction. We encourage you to mention all drugs and alcohol that you use so we can tailor your detox plan to your unique needs.
After noting the amount and number of drugs and alcohol in your body, we begin to eliminate them slowly. As the drugs and alcohol leave your body, you may experience symptoms of withdrawal. The severity of your symptoms depends on several factors, including how long you abused the drug, the type of drug used, and how much you consumed. Your mental and physical well being also play an essential role in your detox program.
What Are the Typical Withdrawal Symptoms?
Withdrawal has several psychological and physical symptoms. These vary depending on the substance used and some of the factors mentioned above. Additionally, individuals react to detox in unique ways. That’s why it’s so important to have medical supervision and assistance when needed.
We provide constant monitoring to ensure your physical and mental well-being through the detox process.
Physical withdrawal symptoms vary from individual to individual but may include the following:
- Runny nose
- Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Shaking and shivering
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle and bone pain
- Unpleasant dreams
There are as many psychological withdrawal symptoms as physical ones. Psychological symptoms may include the following:
- Irritability and paranoia
- Anxiety and agitation
- Depression or confusion
- Poor concentration
- Intense cravings or mood swings
In severe cases, you may suffer from seizures, delirium, and hallucinations.
How Long Will You Remain in Detox?
We can give you a better estimate on this based on the results of your treatment evaluation. Most detox sessions run between 7 to 10 days, depending on the substance abused.
Substance Abuse Detox in South Florida
After your condition stabilizes, we have an aftercare program to help you transition into a recovery program. Are you ready to leave weeks, months, or years of substance abuse behind you? Now is the time to do so, with a little help from Compass Detox in South Florida. Contact us at 855.526.4915, or contact us online for information on how to get started today.