Withdrawal symptoms are nearly impossible to get through alone due to the physical dependence substance abuse creates. A detox program helps reduce the painful withdrawal symptoms and cravings that prevent most people from maintaining sobriety. Those who seek a drug and alcohol detox center have a better chance of breaking their addiction and rebuilding their lives.
At Arkview Recovery Center, we provide a safe and encouraging detox program to help with addiction treatment. We provide medication-assisted treatment to help you through your detox withdrawal symptoms. In addition, additional cognitive-behavioral therapy programs and family counseling programs will give you the best chance at maintaining your sobriety. If you or someone you love is struggling with quitting substance abuse, call 717.744.0756 today to learn more about our drug and alcohol detox program.
The Importance of a Detox Program
Addiction creates a physical dependence on the substance you are abusing. When you take drugs or alcohol, you are flooding your body with chemicals that bind with the mu-opioid receptors throughout your body. They release dopamine and other endorphins responsible for creating a temporary euphoric state that is impossible to recreate without more drugs or alcohol. While the high is temporary, the dependence and cravings are not.
After repeated use, your brain stops creating dopamine and other chemicals that regulate normal bodily functions, such as:
- Cognitive functions
- Kidney function
- Motor skills
- Pain processing
For example, consider what happens with alcohol. It can take several weeks for your body to remove all of the toxins that alcohol puts in your body. All during that time, your body will continue to rely on the outside source to produce dopamine. You will feel powerful withdrawal symptoms and cravings until you drink more or until your body can begin producing dopamine and other endorphins naturally. Which can take weeks to months depending on the longevity of abuse.
Arkview Recovery Center provides patients with a detox program that will use medication-assisted treatment to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings as necessary. Medical staff will administer drugs and monitor your progress as you continue through the program, with the goal of being sober by the end of the program.
Symptoms of Alcohol Detox Withdrawal
Alcohol addiction creates physical and mental side effects that can be very debilitating depending on the severity of the addiction. Moreover, long-term addiction can create withdrawal symptoms that begin after only a few hours from the last drink. Unfortunately, these symptoms will not stop until they drink more or get help through a detox program.
Physical symptoms of alcohol detox withdrawal include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heart rate
- Loss of sexual function
Mental detox withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Suicidal thoughts
Many people who try to quit addiction without a detox program do not think about the mental aspect of addiction until several days into withdrawal. The negative habits and thinking that addiction creates will consume them until they relapse. And they are more likely to take the same amount or more, which can lead to overdose and potentially death.
Learn More About Detox Withdrawal at Arkview Recovery Center
At Arkview Recovery Center, we can help you with every stage of your addiction recovery. Our beautiful new and spacious facility provides a detox program along with:
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
We will customize your treatment program based on your current condition and the severity of your addiction. We will help you discover the root cause behind your addiction through cognitive-behavioral therapy. We’ll also family counseling to help rebuild trust and broken relationships.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, call 717.744.0756 today to speak with one of our staff about enrolling in our detox program.