One of the major deterrents for a person wishing to quit abusing drugs and/or alcohol is the detox process. When they stop using a drug, they know they will experience symptoms that range from mildly unpleasant to severe. The symptoms are unpredictable and a person may start a day vowing to quit, but then the detox symptoms kick in, and they go back to their abuse to avoid continuing the feeling. This all-too-common reaction is why drug detox in Lubbock can be an important intervention to helping a person detox from drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Drug detox in Lubbock is a treatment method that involves either an inpatient stay or daily outpatient visits to a detox center. If possible, a detox program's medical professionals will administer medications that can help to reduce symptoms that may make a person otherwise relapse. Examples could include medications to treat nausea, tremors, pain, and/or anxiety. Sometimes even having a medical professional there to assure the person that these symptoms are normal and they can continue to transition from the detox process to the one of continued sobriety.
Each drug a person abuses affects specific receptors in the brain and body. This is why heroin detox isn't the same as detoxing from methamphetamines. At a facility for detox in Lubbock, medical professionals are well-versed in the withdrawal symptoms associated with abuse of each substance. This helps them anticipate what medications to administer and how they can best assist a person through the detox process. Examples of common withdrawal symptoms associated with detox include:
Getting off of cocaine addiction in Lubbock can include symptoms such as fatigue, increased appetite, unpleasant dreams, strong cravings, depressed mood, and overall discomfort. Additionally, some people may have suicidal thoughts.
Symptoms associated with marijuana withdrawals include irritability, depression, restlessness, poor appetite, anxiety, headache, chills, fever, and shaking.
According to "Psychology Today," the average person who abuses methamphetamines will usually "do little more than sleep and eat for the first week, or even two, after quitting " This is because a person who abuses meth will stay up for long periods of time without sleeping and often neglects to eat. In addition to these symptoms, withdrawals can include sweating, fever, shaking, stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting. A person may also experience strong cravings and generalized body pain.
Opiates include the illegal drug heroin as well as prescription painkillers such as codeine, heroin, Dilaudid, and morphine. Symptoms of withdrawing from opiates can include anxiety, agitation, runny nose, nausea, and vomiting.
A person will usually experience the most severe symptoms about 12 to 48 hours after stopping abusing a drug. After this time, symptoms may be less pronounced. However, a person will often feel a lingering sense if discomfort, uneasiness, and tiredness that can occur for weeks that is known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. However, these symptoms are completely normal and to be expected for a person in recovery.
While the detox process is individual for each person, the longer and more a person has used a particular drug, the more severe their symptoms are likely to be. Therefore if a person has a history of heavy substance abuse or has been using a large amount of a drug in recent times, they should definitely seek detox in Lubbock as their symptoms are likely to be more pronounced.
Although a person will have to find their own unique motivations for achieving and maintaining sobriety, our drug rehab in Lubbock can help them determine these motivations. Examples include to restore a bond with a person's family, to reduce the risks for worsening health problems from abuse, or to be able to hold down a job. Some people also experience legal problems and must either enter a detox program or face potential jail time. When the going gets tough, it's important a person in a program for detox in Lubbock remember these symptoms.
It's important to note that detox is the first and very important step on a pathway to being free from drug and alcohol abuse. However, sobriety is a journey. A person must continue this journey through additional relapse prevention and addiction aftercare services to ensure the detox they went through was not in vain. Call us now to get started (806) 290-9867.