Drug Detox Rehab and Program
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Detox
- Written by Stop Admin
When trying to come off of drugs, many people will chose a natural detox program. This means they do not use any drugs to take the place of the drug they are addicted to in order to curb their withdrawal symptoms. It usually consists of a healthy diet including vitamins and supplements. Instead of using other pharmaceutical narcotics, natural detox programs will try to restore the addict’s body to a healthy state as soon as possible and relieve them of any further chemical dependencies.
After years of prolonged, constant use of drugs or alcohol, an addict’s body will be in very poor shape. Not only have they been putting harmful substances into their system, chances are they have not been eating, sleeping or drinking right the entire time either. If it comes down to eating or getting high, the addict will always choose the latter. Seeing that the addict will be in such poor shape, it is imperative that they are in the care of professionals who are well aware of the physical conditions associated with certain drug and alcohol withdrawals.
As your loved one, sibling or child goes through recovery they will also experience withdrawal. There are many misconceptions related to withdrawal so when dealing with it, some people may expect things that don't in fact occur or things that are completely exaggerated. Things like if someone is going through withdrawal then they are in fact addicted. The truth of the matter is that withdrawal is only one of the many criteria that determine dependence or addiction.
The process of the brain becoming accustomed to life without chemicals is not a smooth transition. The brain basically has to find its way back to the way if functioned prior to addiction. Because of this readjustment, the individual going through withdrawal goes through a roller coaster of difficulty expressing emotions and thinking clearly as well as problems with memory, sleep and overall stress. What's important for those who are supporting him during this withdrawal period is understanding, patience and a willingness to let them go through this period without placing any undue pressure on him. Pressure is not what they need.
The addict needs to be in a place where as little as possible is expected from them while they are going through the actual withdrawal. They need to have a quiet, relaxing environment due to the fact that their senses will be heightened and they will be especially irritable and sensitive.
Natural detox programs are the optimum solution for people who are trying to come off of drugs completely and not just trade one dependency for another. If you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol addiction, try to get them help and make sure you do the research to find the best possible solution.