Drug detoxification, more commonly referred to as detox, refers to the process of breaking the physical bonds of addiction. Both the physical and mental aspects of addiction can be equally as strong. Changes occur in the brain and subsequently affect the entire body, causing cravings and many other physiological symptoms. This makes is reasonably difficult to overcome an addiction, even when the desire to quit is present.
The side effects that accompany the detox process as know as withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can take a toll on the individual mentally and physically. While experiencing withdrawal symptoms, decision-making skills become strained, difficult, and dangerous. The desire to quit can be smothered by discomfort, hallucinations, and cravings. Without the right precautionary measures in place, these symptoms can lead to more drug use and dangerous actions.
Withdrawal symptoms can vary greatly from one substance to another but may include nausea and vomiting, anxiety and paranoia, muscle cramps, aching or weakness, irritability, seizures, hallucinations, and insomnia. The length of the process can also vary depending on factors such as which substances were used, how long use has taken place, and the amount used.
A detox center is designed to make the detox process as comfortable as possible, and minimize all risks associated. Round the clock care and monitoring is provided to assist those with chronic symptoms and ensure the safety of each and every client. At Level Up Lake Worth, we have a luxury detox facility that is equipped with everything necessary to achieve sobriety. This includes the most highly qualified and trained staff and various treatment options. Following a short stay in our detox and residential rehab program, Level Up Lake Worth patients are ready and prepare for the next phase of their recovery journey.