Drug Detox Rehab and Program
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Detox
- Written by Stop Admin
Once the addict passes the physical cravings for the drug, they will have to face the mental and emotional cravings they have. Depending on the drug, the cravings will be different. If they are addicted to stimulants, they will feel that they have no energy or interest in daily activities or tasks. If they are addicted to depressants, they may find activities throughout the day to be too stimulating. If they are addicted to benzos, they may feel a lot of anxiety just talking or being around people, and it will be especially hard for all of these types to address their feelings or emotional experiences.
It is not only the constant cravings that are dangerous to an addict’s sobriety. They may feel that they are fine and do not want to do the drug any more, but when, not if, a stressful situation occurs that they feel they cannot deal with, they are so used to medicating their discomfort with drugs, that they see that as the surest way to stop the pain. It may be so intense for the addict, seeing as they have not truly dealt with their emotions without drugs for a long time, that they would rather trade the future pain of relapsing for a good feeling right now.
Qualified detox programs will be well versed in these symptoms, and will know what to do in order to help the addict overcome his addiction and stay sober in the future and live happy productive lives.