Detoxing from alcohol or another substance can not only be physically and mentally painful, but it can also be deadly. It’s essential if you have become dependent, or addicted, to alcohol or illicit or prescription drugs to first safely and comfortably rid your body of these nasty chemicals—known as detoxing. Luxury detox is a sought-after first step in the treatment of addiction to alcohol or another substance.
There are about 14.4 million adults over the age of 18 with an AUD and 20.3 million over the age of 12 with a SUD in the United States, according to the 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Of these millions, only about 10% get the treatment needed to recover from their addiction. And while the journey of recovery is a lifelong one, the first essential step is to detox. Detoxification or detox is defined as the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism. Whether you have become dependent on alcohol or another substance it’s essential to detox first. Luxury detox centers can make all the difference in safely traversing this first stage of recovery.
Detox is essential when the body has become accustomed—addicted—to having either alcohol or another substance (or even both or multiple substances). Suddenly stopping putting this substance into one’s body can wreak havoc and as mentioned can result in deadly consequences. This stage of recovery is sometimes the most difficult to navigate. In addition, during this initial stage when many are withdrawing many relapses occur.
Finding a luxury detox will help you or a loved one safely withdraw or detox from alcohol or drugs and decrease the chances of relapse early on in recovery. People in this initial stage often relapse when they try to ‘go it alone’. Not only do they put their lives at risk, but the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal also send many back to using alcohol or drugs. For many, they just are unable to handle it alone—and they shouldn’t be doing it alone.
When it comes to withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or drugs—both illicit and prescription—symptoms can be similar. Each individual will have their own set of symptoms based on their own physiology, the substance used, length of time the substance was used, how much of the substance was used, when the last time it was used, and the amounts of the substance being used.
Physical Symptoms of Withdrawal from Alcohol, Illicit Drugs, or Prescription Drugs
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Delirium tremens (DTs)
- Racing heart
- High blood pressure
- Excessive sweating
Psychological Symptoms of Withdrawal from Alcohol, Illicit, or Prescription Drugs
- Disorientation or confusion
- Racing thoughts
- Sleep disturbances
If you or someone you love wants to stop using alcohol or another substance, it’s imperative to seek treatment at a center that offers medically supervised detox. Detoxing under the supervision of medical professionals and caring professionals at a luxury detox enables individuals to successfully get through this often excruciating stage of recovery.
From the ability to prescribe medications to help ease some of the discomforts from withdrawal to counselors who know first-hand how challenging navigating detox can be, luxury detox centers offer support for detoxing from alcohol or drugs.
Why choose a luxury detox? Recovery from alcohol or drugs can be a challenging journey. It is important to start out strong and be in a place where your body, mind, and soul can be nourished and healed. Luxury detox and luxury addiction treatment centers offer the solace, support, and amenities that help on the journey.
If you or someone you love is ready to take the first step to live a life free from addiction, Futures Recovery Healthcare is here for you. Offering luxury detox, evidence-based treatment programs, and one of the strongest alumni programs around, Futures helps those ready to start their recovery journey.