One of the most common reasons that people choose not to get addiction treatment is they’re afraid of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms occur when a person’s mind or body is dependant on drugs or alcohol to function. When the person abruptly stops using the substance, the brain no longer knows how to function without it. As such, it struggles to cope. Fortunately, with medication-assisted detox in South Tampa, you can escape the worst of the drug withdrawal symptoms.
If you’re ready to learn more about our medical detox and drug detox programs, contact the treatment team at South Tampa Detox today at 866.223.5241.
What Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Can Medical Detox Ease?
One of the benefits of coming to South Tampa Detox is that we offer medication-assisted treatment. This treatment program is an ideal option for those who are battling alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, or benzodiazepine addiction. While the drug withdrawal symptoms differ depending on the substance you’re addicted to, medical detox can ease a range of symptoms.
One of the key symptoms that medication-assisted treatment can address are the cravings and urges you may get to use substances. Your body is used to having opioids or alcohol coursing through your veins. As a result, when you force it to go without these substances, your body wants them back. With medications such as buprenorphine and suboxone, we can effectively block your body from desiring these substances. Without these symptoms, you may find that it is considerably easier to maintain your sobriety in the early days of treatment.
2. Mental Health Symptoms
Many substances can cause anxiety or depression symptoms during withdrawal. As a result, many individuals want to start using drugs again to escape these uncomfortable feelings and emotions. However, we can use medications for short periods of time to help you overcome these symptoms. If we determine that these symptoms are due to a mental health condition, rather than drug withdrawal symptoms, we can recommend an addiction treatment center with a dual diagnosis treatment program to address your needs.
A maddening part of drug withdrawal symptoms is that you may not be able to sleep in some situations. In fact, some individuals may not be able to sleep in a normal and healthy way for over six months. During the first few days of withdrawal, sleep deprivation can make the symptoms feel even more uncomfortable. Fortunately, many of the medications make we use during medication-assisted treatment can address this symptom and allow you to get the rest you need to heal.
4. Aches and Pains
Pain is a part of many drug withdrawal symptoms. Whether you’re battling stomach pain or muscle aches, this symptom can become extremely uncomfortable. However, with the right combination of medications, we can alleviate the worst of this discomfort.
5. Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
Along the same lines, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting are common parts of withdrawal for a wide array of drug addictions. This, combined with aches, pain, and insomnia, can make your withdrawal seem unbearable. Fortunately, there is hope for relief. With the help of medical detox, we can effectively reduce these symptoms and allow you to focus on getting sober.
Get Drug Detox at South Tampa Detox
At South Tampa Detox, we’re proud to provide drug detox services to residents in the South Tampa area. Our detox center provides medical detox services for a wide array of addictions, including:
- Alcohol detox
- Heroin detox
- Cocaine detox
- Opioid detox
- Benzo detox