How Do I Detox?
Detoxification, or detox, from an addictive substance, such as opioids, sedatives or alcohol, involves stopping use of the substance and allowing your brain and body to clear from the effects of the substance.
How will I feel when I’m withdrawing?
When you stop using an addictive substance your brain has to quickly adjust to the chemical changes. This brain reaction is called withdrawal. These symptoms range from uncomfortable (often causing a person to relapse) to life-threatening. Here are some typical withdrawal symptoms:
- Shakiness, tremors
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dehydration
- Agitation, irritability, mood swings
- Anxiety, nervousness
- Rapid heart beat
- Hallucinations, delirium
The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on many factors including:
- How long you’ve been using the addictive substance
- How much of the substance you’ve been using
- The type of substance you’re using and if you’re using a mix of substances
- Your physical and mental health
Deciding to go ahead with detox can be intimidating. However, the good news is that withdrawal symptoms can be treated successfully. The level of detox care is dependent on the severity of withdrawal. Our team is experienced, caring, and here to support you through the process. Our priority is your safe withdrawal.
Our Comprehensive Treatment Center offers Ambulatory Detox which is a medically assisted withdrawal that clients can do on an outpatient basis.
To find out whether inpatient or outpatient medically supervised detox is recommended for you, contact Ascendant for a free phone screening at (801) 212-9591.