You do not have to go through substance withdrawal alone. There are medical detox programs that can make the symptoms of withdrawal Charlotte residents fear easier to bear. Call Charlotte Drug Treatment Centers today.
According to Charlotte law enforcement, local opiate users are increasingly turning to heroin. Reports include that overdoses associated with heroin are also on the rise. Withdrawal is the term used to describe the body's reaction to depriving it of something it has become accustomed to receiving, in this case a substance of abuse. Withdrawal is commonly associated with the symptoms that individuals experience when stopping the habit. The type and severity of symptoms experienced vary from one person to the next. Also known as detox, the process is unpleasant, and fear of this keeps many from seeking professional help. What many don't know is that drug rehab counselors can make this process less uncomfortable. As detoxification may cause serious side effects, anyone making the decision to stop an addiction should seek help from rehabilitation treatment centers.
When an individual uses alcohol or other chemical substances, the compound affects the area of the brain that recognizes pleasure. Neurons in the brain release chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters, that cause the desired sensations. If use persists, the substance of abuse may fool the brain by blocking neurotransmission and replacing these chemicals. Once someone stops drinking or taking drugs, a flood of neurotransmitters is released, causing an array of effects that act on the entire body. The physical symptoms experienced range from headaches, nausea and vomiting to dangerously high vital signs and seizures. Psychological signs may include anxiety, depression and irritability.
As withdrawal symptoms may become life-threatening, individuals should enter qualified addiction treatment centers when they decide to stop using drugs. In these safe, supportive environments, clients receive 24-hour monitoring from medical staff experienced in treating symptoms of withdrawal. The entire process can last anywhere from two or three days to two weeks. During this time, individuals receive emotional, psychological, and nutritional support. Medical interventions may include prescriptions that ease physical or psychological discomfort.
Cleansing a substance from the body does not cure the addiction. An addict may quickly relapse back into the old lifestyle unless they undergo the appropriate emotional and psychological therapy treatments. Guided by licensed therapists and counselors, recovering addicts can learn to change their thought patterns and resolve suppressed feelings and pain. Coping techniques and recovery tools enable the client to overcome the temptation to return to using. Building a support network helps reinforce everything learned during rehab to encourage a life free from chemical dependency.
If you or a loved one is ready to start a new and healthier life without substance abuse, call (704) 665-1880 now. We can help you find rehab centers that will meet all of your needs.