How do I get help for drug and alcohol detox?


If you are asking this question most likely you are now beginning to be educated on the facts regarding alcohol dependence, marijuana, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, heroine, hallucinogenic etc. Please visit our signs and symptoms page.


Detox is the first step in long lasting recovery and only the process that gets people ready to get into the next level of care. We know through so much research that long tern care meaning 6 months to a year provides higher success for any person to remain not only abstinent but enjoying a quality of life.


The next level of care is Residential treatment following, IntensiveOutpatient Programing combined with a safe sober living. This is all determined inanappropriate assessment along with a history and biopsychosocial evaluation. Each person has their own individual needs. This is all information that will be taken into consideration by a competent Care Advocate.When someone is caught up in the addictive cycle and they try and quit using the substance they will experience withdrawal. Withdrawal is by definition, PAWS is a series of post-acutesymptoms of recovery from dependence on benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and ethanol;opiates, methamphetamine; and sometimes, antidepressants. Some commonly abusedbenzodiazepines are Valium, Xanax, and Ativan, and some opiate drugs of addiction are heroin, Vicodin, and OxyContin. Symptoms of PAWS include mood swings resembling an affective disorder, anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure from anything beyond use of the drug),insomnia, extreme drug craving and obsession, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation and suicide, and general cognitive impairment.


Drug and alcohol withdrawal can be a painful process due to the fact that several nueral and hormonal systems have been affected by the substance abuse and when it ends they aret hrown into a state of confusion. In the persons defense it is virtually impossible to go throught his process alone and without help. Many people believe this is a matter of will power and strength because we can not see the wounding within the brain as we see wounds and broken bones. We must also take into consideration the fact that it will take at least 90 days for a person to experience freedom from the craving. has more information on this.

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