For anyone with a substance use disorder (SUD) who wants to begin recovery, ridding the body of all traces of drugs or alcohol is the necessary first step. One of the signs of addiction is the onset of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not available. Many people with SUD have experienced these unpleasant symptoms, ending them as quickly as they can by taking a drink or a hit. Fear of withdrawal is a common barrier to seeking help. Undergoing withdrawal in an alcohol and drug detox center is safe and far less stressful on the body and mind. Under the care of physicians and other highly trained professionals, your symptoms can be greatly eased as you complete this first step in your recovery.
Apex Recovery Nashville’s medical detox program in Tennessee can offer you wrap-around care as you reclaim your body from the grip of addictive substances. You will be under the supervision of a professional who will monitor and medicate your symptoms while trained therapists offer you support through the challenges of this major transition. Learn more about our medical detox center by calling 615.703.4639 or connecting with us by filling out this online form.
Understanding Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal
Withdrawal can be different depending on the substance you are addicted to, but there are common symptoms of withdrawal that are best managed under medical observation.
Early Signs of Withdrawal
Early withdrawal often includes:
- Mood swings
- Anxiety attacks
- Sleep disturbance
- Muscle aches and pains
As withdrawal symptoms progress, they can intensify over time.
Extended Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms intensify over time and can include:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Profuse sweating
- High blood pressure
Some withdrawal can also involve symptoms similar to temporary psychosis, such as hallucinations and paranoia. Let the staff in Apex Recovery Nashville’s medical detox center ease your withdrawal process.
Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox Program
If you have been dealing with an SUD for a while, please consider that there are risks involved in withdrawing on your own. Not only are you at much greater risk of early relapse—before your withdrawal is complete—but also of various health risks such as heart attack. Under medical supervision:
- Your doctors can make quick adjustments to your care. For example, if any underlying medical or mental health symptoms arise, they can pivot quickly to ensure you are receiving the best evidence-based treatment.
- You are in a safe, trigger-free environment. Not only will your medical care ensure your safety, but you will also be safe from challenges to your sobriety and mental equilibrium, such as access to drugs or alcohol or people and activities that trigger your substance use.
- Pain management with medically approved medications eases your distress as you experience detox. Complementary holistic processes, such as meditation and acupuncture, can help manage symptoms as well.
- Data shows that those who undergo medically monitored detox in a risk-free environment have better outcomes. Your chance of long-term recovery success is improved along with your well-being during withdrawal.
Consider the benefits of a medical drug detox program as you prepare to begin recovery. We want you to stay safe and be successful in achieving your goals of sobriety and wellness.
Start the Medical Detox Program in Tennessee at Apex Recovery Nashville
Apex Recovery’s medical detox program provides skilled, round-the-clock care as you rid your body of all remnants of the toxic substances that have controlled your life. Our evidence-based treatments during detox and throughout the rehab process guarantee your safety and well-being.
Once you have completed detox, you will participate in individual therapy and will have the opportunity to participate in group and family therapy as well. The following are just a few of the therapy modalities we offer:
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)