People suffering from drug abuse or addiction will often require detox, the period in which the body must become accustomed to functioning without an illicit substance. This is often the hardest time frame on the path to recovery, and it must be done professionally, with medical supervision.
When a person habitually uses drugs and/or alcohol, they build tolerance and will continue to consume higher quantities to reach the same “high”. Through elevated use over a duration of time, their body becomes physically dependent. When this same person enters detox and stops using these substances, their body will suffer from withdrawal.
Symptoms of withdrawal include anxiety, fatigue, sweating, vomiting, depression, seizures, and hallucinations. It is always recommended to detox under the care of a physician and trained support staff who can monitor the resident 24 hours a day. We believe a medically-supervised environment provides the residents with the best chance to transition into the next phase of treatment safely.