Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.
The Importance of Drug & Alcohol Detox
Addictions to drugs and alcohol continue to plague numerous individuals, families, and communities throughout the world. Touching nearly every facet of the population, this epidemic comes with considerable costs to each person that it touches. An individual who struggles with a chemical dependence will lose the ability to see anything else in his or her life as more important than his or her drug of choice. This damaging effect takes its toll on these individuals’ ability to achieve their potential across the spectrum of their lives. Left untreated, a substance use disorder will worsen over time, and will take its toll on a person’s health, wellbeing, and relationships.
But when an individual makes the brave choice to take a stand against addiction and begin the process of seeking treatment, he or she must first overcome the challenge of removing toxins from his or her body. When a person’s body has developed a tolerance to his or her drug of choice, he or she will no longer feel normal without the presence of substances of abuse in his or her system. The result of this scenario is that ceasing drug or alcohol abuse is extremely difficult, but not impossible.
What Happens During Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal
The “cold turkey” approach to quitting drugs or alcohol will result in the onset of painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, which prevent people from finding sustained sobriety with this technique. Depending on the substance one is actively trying to remove from one’s system, withdrawal symptoms can range from distressing to life-threatening. No two withdrawal experiences are alike, but some typical symptoms are listed in the following:
- Physical effects: aches and pains, tremors, nausea or vomiting, insomnia or fatigue, sweats, shakiness, etc.
- Cognitive effects: impaired memory, confusion, paranoia, difficulty concentrating, hallucinations, delusions, etc.
- Emotional effects: depression, anxiety, inability to feel pleasure, feelings of hopelessness and isolation, etc.
While the above list is far from comprehensive, the pain of withdrawal symptoms can be severe, and can, unfortunately, be eliminated by once again abusing one’s drug of choice. The cycle of attempted and subsequent failed withdrawal will further the dangerous pattern of addictive behavior, and may make achieving long-term sobriety all the more difficult. But with qualified help, individuals can successfully progress through this segment of the recovery process, and achieve the sobriety that is necessary to move forward with a plan for continued care.
Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Drug & Alcohol Detox
A supervised detox program, like the one offered at Wilmington Treatment Center, can make all the difference in one’s ability to make early gains in the recovery process. Our program boasts 30 years of experience in helping men and women rid their minds and bodies of substances of abuse. Our patients benefit from our vast knowledge of the specific needs of those individuals who are struggling to overcome addiction. While at our detox center, should it be decided that a person could benefit from supervised detox services, he or she will experience the following:
- As needed, our medical staff can dispense medications which can alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.
- As endorsed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders (ACACD), we provide optional acupuncture services which are conducted by certified staff, and have been shown to help each patient recover as quickly as his or her body will allow.
- Our attentive nursing staff monitors each patient 24/7, ensuring that each individual progresses safely and comfortably through the detox process.
- As an individual builds strength, he or she will have access to a variety of mental health therapies during and after detox.
Long-Term Benefits of Drug & Alcohol Detox
The immediate benefits of detox for addiction are obvious in that individuals can essentially streamline the early stages of recovery and safely eliminate substances of abuse from their systems. But the benefits of detox can be seen long after this initial stage of care. Men and women who successfully complete a supervised detox are poised to engage with the next phase of treatment with clear minds and strong bodies.
Having achieved sobriety in detox, individuals can be emboldened with the knowledge that they can live a drug and/or alcohol-free life, no matter how hopeless that prospect may have seemed in the past. As they gear up for treatment after detox, these men and women will be afforded a plan of care that allows for a smooth transition between supports, thus insulating these individuals against the risk of a damaging relapse.
At Wilmington Treatment Center, we are proud of our legacy of success in the recovery community. We have spent decades honing our programming, and our supervised detox is but one aspect of the comprehensive care we offer for individuals who are struggling within the cycle of addiction. To learn more about options for individualized treatment planning at Wilmington for you or a loved one, we hope that you will contact our center today.