Holistic care engages the whole person, simultaneously addressing physical and psychological health. In addiction treatment programs, holistic care begins at the very start of the recovery journey—with detox. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is challenging at best and, in many cases, when undertaken solo outside a medical setting, so difficult that many who try it relapse before withdrawal is complete. At Apex Recovery Nashville, we take a safe, holistic approach to detox.
Call Apex Recovery Nashville today to learn more about how our physicians and therapists will guide you through detox so you can begin the rest of your recovery journey once you are completely drug- and alcohol-free. Focusing on your physical and mental health symptoms helps us anticipate challenges that may arise and ensure your well-being and security. Reach out today via phone at 615.703.4639 or connect with us online to get started.
Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal
Every drug has unique factors that may affect how people experience withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal, too, has a specific profile. Still, there are commonalities among most addictive substances in terms of how the body of someone with a substance use disorder (SUD) will react when the substance is withheld or unavailable. How long you have been addicted, whether you have poly-substance addiction, or if there are underlying mental or physical health conditions are all factors that can affect withdrawal.
Typically, withdrawal begins within six to ten hours of the last dose. Common side effects of withdrawal include:
- Muscle spasms and cramping
- Profuse sweating
- Stomach pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Mood swings
- Agitation, depression, and/or anxiety
- Confusion, brain fog, and an inability to concentrate
- Sleep disturbance
- Intense cravings
The psychological withdrawal that can continue past the end of physical detox includes the likelihood of depression and dysphoria—the antithesis of euphoria. Our holistic approach to detox addresses each of the above symptoms and can provide you with any necessary medications, emotional support, and medical care in order to minimize the risk of relapse.
What to Expect in Our Holistic Detox Program
In a rehab center that has a holistic detox program, specialized medical and therapeutic staff focus on helping clients safely withdraw from substances to which they’re addicted. Clients in our holistic detox program benefit from a whole-person approach. This may include both natural and medical interventions and supports. For example:
- Nutrition changes can speed detoxification through a healthy diet
- Exercise helps the body process toxins and release them
- Mental health support throughout the detox process safeguards your ability to continue detox
- Emotional support can include the involvement of family
If medication is used to mitigate the worst of the detox symptoms, it will be done within the holistic framework, with a continued focus on overall well-being and the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
Overall, our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you as you embark on your recovery journey.
Discover a Holistic Detox Program in Nashville at Apex Recovery
At our holistic drug detox center, you will receive compassionate, professional care from start to finish. Once you are physically rid of all remnants of drugs or alcohol, you are ready for the next steps in your recovery.
All considered best practices for addiction treatment, most of these therapies are holistic in nature, meaning they address the entire person, prioritizing overall health of mind and body with a strong focus on emotional resilience and wellness.