Addiction detox is worth it
Addiction detox is a hard process, but it has a huge payoff. Once you make it through the physical and psychological obstacles of detox, you will find a new freedom waiting on the other side.
What is opioid detox like?
Opioid detox is extremely uncomfortable. For many people, the combination of physical pain and discomfort plus cravings can make it difficult to stick with their goal of quitting if they don’t have support during this stage. The good news is, support is available. There are medications available to mitigate the symptoms and cravings.
Here is a rough opioid withdrawal timeline:
- Body aches
- Muscle pain
- Dilated pupils
- Body aches
- Trouble sleeping
What is alcohol detox like?
Because alcohol is widely available and often socially acceptable, many are surprised to learn how serious alcohol detox can be. It’s extremely uncomfortable for most, and life-threatening for some. Expect to feel physical and emotional symptoms for several days after your last drink.
Here is a rough alcohol withdrawal timeline
- Tremors (shaking)
- Increase or decrease in blood pressure
- Quick breathing
- Insomnia/trouble sleeping
- Feelings of anxiety
- Rapid pulse
These symptoms typically peak within 24 to 48 hours and usually diminish 5 to 14 days after the last drink.
- Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that aren’t there)
- Mental confusion
- Rapid mood changes
- Energy bursts
- Severe sweating
- Seizures, which can cause muscle contractions
- Loss of consciousness
Some people experience more severe and dangerous symptoms. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms past 12 hours.
Is it safe to detox from home?
At home detox kit
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