Thinking about seeking help for substance or alcohol abuse? One of the parts of recovery that can scare people off from getting sober is the detoxification process. While detox can be tough, it’s not nearly as bad as some of the horror stories you may have heard. If you’re wondering what to expect during drug detox, you need to remember that your experience will be unique. You don’t have to go through the detox process alone. At Serenity House Detox, we’re here to make the process of getting drugs out of your system as comfortable as possible. Supervised detox at a FL drug detox center is a great first step towards a sober, healthy life.
What To Expect During Drug Detox: The First Few Days
If you’ve ever experienced drug withdrawal, you may worry that drug detox is an endless period of withdrawal symptoms. With medically supervised detox, this doesn’t have to be the case. At Serenity House, we can use medication to help make your detox as comfortable as possible. While the symptoms of drug detox can vary greatly from person to person, let’s take a look at what to expect in the first few days of your new, drug-free life.
In the first 24 hours of your drug-free life, it’s completely normal to struggle with withdrawal symptoms. Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and mood swings are all normal. If you’re detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines, you need supervision from a medical professional during detox. Withdrawal from these drugs is much more likely to cause serious harm or death than withdrawal from opiates.
During your initial period of detox, our medical professionals will help you with medication as necessary. While you will participate in some therapy during your first few days of detox, it’s normal to struggle to concentrate and make meaningful connections during this time. Your brain and body will take some time to adjust to your new, drug-free state. This is normal, and we will be there to help you every step of the way.
After you get through the first few days of detox, your cravings will likely begin to fade. At this time, you’ll be able to dig into your therapeutic work to identify the issues and triggers that led you to addiction in the first place. Once you’ve made it through detox, the worst is behind you. Hard work is ahead, but your new, sober life awaits.
Treatment After Detox
Your treatment will continue in a way that makes sense for you and your counselor. At Serenity House Detox, we offer several different types of treatment, including:
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Group therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
When you begin your treatment program at Serenity House Detox, your counselor will set up a plan to help you stay on the path to recovery. Periodically, we’ll revisit the plan to ensure that you’re continuing to make positive progress. You’re the person who is in charge of your recovery. If you feel that you need a different type of therapy, or would like to explore in exploring new types of treatment, talk to your counselor. We’re here to help you take agency over your life, and putting you in the driver’s seat of your treatment is the first step.
Call Serenity House
If you’re ready to take steps toward your new life, Serenity House Detox is here to help. Call us today at 866.294.5306 for what to expect during drug detox and to talk to one of our caring admissions counselors about how we can get you started on the path to sobriety. Recovery is possible, and we’re here to help make it a reality for you. You don’t have to spend one more day living a life that you don’t want. Make the change – make the call.