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Detoxification goals in addiction recovery: The second treatment step

The major detoxification goals in addiction recovery is primary to remove any physical dependency of the drug(s) that you were using before. This is very essential because after the assessment (discussed in the previous article), the next step is often the most physically demanding. The greater demand is necessitate because it is at this point that your body needs to go through a detoxification process says doctor Dalal Akoury. It is important to take note that the process of detoxification can vary greatly depending on the drug you are detoxing from and how severe your usage is.

It is further important to note that depending on the outcome of the assessment process, our team of experts up on analyzing and evaluating your assessment feedback may decide whether or not we recommend inpatient detox or detoxing at home. That is to say that if you are suffering from a severe addiction then you are likely to get a recommendation to go through a residential detox which is entirely for your own good. Besides that in certain cases you may be prescribed for additional medication in order to help you come down off of your drug. Again, these decisions are made by the medical professionals within your recovery team.

Detoxification goals in addiction recovery: Withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms can vary from one drug to another. However, because many drugs target the same neurological processes and influence the production of the same brain chemicals, withdrawal symptoms are often similar. Withdrawal symptoms are never guaranteed to carry the same severity as another persons’ that’s in recovery, as the severity of these symptoms are dependent upon a number of things including:

  • The drug(s) abused
  • The length of the addiction
  • The amount of the substance ingested during each use
  • Family history
  • Mental health condition

While withdrawal symptoms can differ depending on the above criteria, they also occur in different forms – emotional and physical. While emotional symptoms are bound to transpire no matter the abused drug, physical symptoms tend to be more selective towards those that abuse alcohol and opiates. Take note that common withdrawal symptoms can range from depression, irritability, insomnia, sweating, and an array of other symptoms.

Detoxification goals in addiction recovery: The key to success in detoxification

Finally the main key to success in this treatment phase is simply grit. Getting through withdrawal without relapsing is physically demanding and difficult work. You will be tempted to give in and give up. You might feel that the pain isn’t worth it, and that going back to your addiction is the best answer. This is often a point where one can easily loose on all the efforts that have been made. Doctor Akoury advices that patients’ needs to  keep in mind that any experience of extreme withdrawal symptoms are only temporary and patients need not to lose focus because in no time the experience will be long gone and you will be back on your feet again ready to overcome your addiction ghost.

Detoxification goals in addiction recovery: The second treatment step