Drug & Alcohol DetoxReading Time: 2 minutes
Finding a Drug & Alcohol Detox Program
Addiction to drugs and alcohol remains a serious problem in the United States. According to information from NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), $740 billion is lost each year because of crime, reduced working capability, and health care requirements as a result of tobacco, alcohol and, illicit drug abuse.
Addiction to these substances happens quickly as people become more desperate for the brief feeling of happiness or a ‘high’, which is accompanied by an increasing tolerance as the use of the substance continues. With this increasing tolerance, the sufferer will feel as if he or she needs more and more of the damaging drug to achieve the same desired feeling, and this creates the vicious cycle of addiction and dependence.
Fortunately, a good drug and alcohol detox program can help sufferers overcome their addiction. With assistance from trained doctors and psychologists, the detox will rid the body of the harmful substance while supporting the sufferer with the symptoms of withdrawal. Some of the substances requiring a detox include heroin, alcohol, cocaine, and prescription pills.
Every detox differs and will depend on the level of addiction, the specific substance that was used, and the willingness of the patient to stick closely to their program’s guidelines. However, in all cases, the final step following a successful physical detox will be emotional support and therapy for the patient as they embark on a more positive future. This is where Connections Addiction Treatment Center comes in, we provide former sufferers with the therapeutic care necessary in the early days of sobriety. Drug and alcohol abuse causes a chemical imbalance in the brain, and our community of professionals can help negate this with the right treatment.