Today, people across the country attempt detox at home. Detox is the first and most important step of recovery. This physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging time can be difficult to manage without help. Side effects of drug and alcohol detox can lead many people to relapse and overdose. A drug detox program is the safest, most effective way to avoid side effects and recover.
If you or someone you love is struggling with drugs or alcohol, Our team can help. If you’re ready for luxury alcohol detox in New Hampshire, Liberty Health Services gives our clients a family-friendly boutique detox experience. Find out more about our detox programs now by calling 855.959.4521.
What Is Drug Detox?
The body naturally detoxes every day. When a person stops eating, drinking, or taking something they use daily, the body will go through withdrawal and detox. Everything someone puts in their body affects chemical processes, whether or not someone realizes it. In the case of foods, some may cause more inflammation than others. During an elimination detox, someone will feel worse and then better after the food and inflammation have left their system. For addiction, detoxing occurs when a substance leaves the bloodstream and is not replenished. When someone quits cold turkey, they will go through mentally, physically, and emotionally difficult withdrawal symptoms.
Side Effects of Detoxing from Drugs
Detox side effects are different for everyone and can last for days or weeks, depending on a person’s health.
Detox symptoms vary in intensity based on:
- The method in which the drug was used (oral, intravenously, smoking)
- Type of drug used
- Overall health
- Duration of drug use
- Medical conditions
- Co-occurring disorders
The longer someone has used drugs or alcohol, the more intense withdrawal and detox will be. For those with co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety, symptoms will be more intense and often long-lasting. It’s hard to know which symptoms are mood disorder related and which are
Initial detox lasts a day or two as a substance leaves the bloodstream. This can be the most intense time for cravings and potential relapse. Over the next days and weeks, symptoms can get worse and intensify. Common side effects include:
- Vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea
- Trouble concentrating
- Muscle aches
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Hallucinations and seizures
- Changes in appetite
Some medications can help with specific withdrawal symptoms. This is called medically-assisted detox. In these cases, doctors and nurses administer medications to lessen symptoms and wean the brain off substances like opioids. Medically-assisted detox also helps monitor the client’s hydration, electrolyte balance, and overall health. This approach can help someone feel better faster and start addiction therapy more quickly. It can also reduce the risk of post-acute withdrawal syndrome.
Start A Detox Program Today in New Hampshire
If you’re ready for detox, our team can help. Liberty Health Services provides clients with an intimate detox experience in serene New Hampshire. With methadone and Suboxone available as medications for opioid clients, our detox programs include:
- Opioid detox
- Opiate detox
- Benzodiazepine detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
- Cocaine detox
- Synthetic drug detox
- Prescription drug detox
- Valium detox
- Xanax detox
Our family-focused clinic can help you and your loved ones disconnect from your busy lives and reconnect with yourself through early recovery. With only 24 clients at a time, providing safe, inclusive medically-assisted detox in beautiful New Hampshire.
Learn More About Our Detox Programs Now
Addiction treatment programs greatly reduce detox side effects while improving the likelihood of a lasting recovery. Call us at 855.959.4521 to learn more and enroll today.