drug detox, alcohol detox, louisiana

Detoxification for drug and alcohol addiction in Louisiana and elsewhere in the country is often the first step to overcoming physical dependency on substances. Sometimes however, it takes "hitting rock bottom" before an addict makes the decision to enter into detox and a drug rehab center. But hitting rock bottom can mean visiting the emergency room, the loss of a relationship, financial loss, and a host of other situations that could have been avoided if treatment was sought during the first sign of a problem. If you notice that you or your loved one has a substance abuse problem, don't wait for things to get bad before they get better - seek immediate professional help at a drug rehab center in Louisiana.

Some believe that they can detox without going through an addiction treatment program. However, detoxification is simply the first step on the long road to recovery. It has several steps of its own as well. The first step of detox is stabilization. A number of issues may arise in the first several hours of detox, including violence, symptoms of psychosis, suicidal tendencies, and medical illness. Once these issues have been identified and evaluated, they will be immediately treated until the client has stabilized. After stabilization, the focus of detox is on the body as it rids itself of the particular substance that was abused; in addition to that, detox also involves medically treating the withdrawal symptoms that may result from the process.

Although many believe that they can go "cold turkey" or detox in their own at home, the dangerous and often unpredictable withdrawal symptoms can lead to the emergency room. Detox should not be attempted alone. Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to moderate to severe, depending on the type of drug or drugs abused, dosage, the frequency and duration of use, and the addict's age, gender, and medical history. It's recommended to choose detox at a drug rehab center in Louisiana so that a qualified team of medical workers can safely monitor your physical or psychological progress and manage any medical complications that may arise.

The following include some of the common withdrawal symptoms experienced during the detoxification process:

Psychological Symptoms

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Emotional Instability
  • Emotional Fatigue

Physical Symptoms

  • Nausea /Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Hand Tremors
  • Involuntary Movement of the Eyelids
  • Loss of Appetite

Severe Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Blackouts
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Severe Agitation
  • Delirium Tremens

Safe and Comfortable Detox at A Center for Addiction Recovery

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you will need the help of qualified professionals at a drug rehab center to become physically and mentally free from substances. At A Center for Addiction Recovery, detoxification for drug and alcohol addiction is safely performed under medical supervision at our addiction treatment facility. During the process, the addict's physical and psychological conditions are closely monitored by a staff of in-house medical professionals. You will receive personalized and private medical detox treatment, as well as psychiatric care and counseling to help you overcome any withdrawal symptoms you may experience.

Our residential drug rehab program is the ideal and recommended treatment program to follow for a successful detoxification process. As an addiction treatment facility, our comprehensive drug rehab program offers a full range of treatment therapies and services from which you can participate after detoxification. Our aim is to provide with the tools to successfully recover from substance abuse, and live your life free from addiction. We believe that addicts who have already gone through our treatment plans, and are still in the process of recovery, make the best counselors for those beginning the process of addiction treatment. Since our addiction treatment facility was established in 1995, we have become nationally renowned for comprehensive affordable treatment, led by highly experienced care providers. Call today for addiction treatment information.

We hope our website, Addiction-Treatment-Louisiana.com, will be supportive and helpful to all who are experiencing the pain and devastation of drug and or alcohol addiction.

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