Why Should I Consider Alcohol or Drug Detox Programs?

When you are battling addiction to drugs and alcohol, one of the final stages before the process of addiction recovery really begins is the ‘detoxification’ or ‘detox’ process. Detox is a process during which a person abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances, like drugs and alcohol. There are many ways to naturally and safely detox from substances at detox programs in New Jersey.

While we do not offer detox programs at Advanced Health and Education, our intake and treatment professionals can help you find one that can help detox you break free from a variety of substances including:

Alcohol
Cocaine
Heroin
Prescription drugs
Painkillers
Opiates
Marijuana

Drug and Alcohol Detox is usually combined with counseling and behavioral therapies, like one of the outpatient treatment programs offered by Advanced Health and Education at its NJ rehab center.

Withdrawal Symptoms During Alcohol and Drug Detox Programs

There are many symptoms that accompany the detoxification process, this combination of withdrawal symptoms is called “withdrawal syndrome.” Withdrawal symptoms vary from substance to substance, and from person to person. However, there are some common physical and psychological/emotional withdrawal symptoms.

Physical Withdrawal Symptoms During Drug or Alcohol Detox Programs

Some common physical withdrawal symptoms include.

Sweating
Racing heart/palpitations
Muscle tension
Tightness in the chest
Difficulty breathing
Tremor
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Psychological and Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms During Drug or Alcohol Detox Programs

Some common psychological/emotional withdrawal symptoms include:

Anxiety
Restlessness
Irritability
Insomnia
Headaches
Poor concentration
Depression
Social isolation

Medically Dangerous Withdrawal Symptoms During Drug and Alcohol Detox

Alcohol and tranquilizers (like sleeping pills and benzodiazepines) can produce withdrawal symptoms that are life-threatening. Some those withdrawal symptoms include:

Grand mal seizures
Heart attacks
Strokes
Hallucinations
Delirium tremens (DTs)

Medically supervised detox programs can reduce the risk of these potentially life threatening complications and make the detox process more comfortable.

Withdrawal from other drugs – like opiates, stimulants, and marijuana – can be very uncomfortable, but is generally not considered to be life threatening. A medically supervised detox can certainly make the process more comfortable.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs in New Jersey

With access to all of the leading drug and alcohol detox programs in New Jersey, the accredited staff at Advanced Health and Education is fully prepared to help clients with referrals to the most effective detox treatment, so that they can get through the worst detox withdrawal symptoms and move on to higher levels of rehabilitation treatment from addiction.

Call Us for Drug and Alcohol Detox Referrals and Help with Substance Use Disorder

Please call our New Jersey rehab treatment center today for a free consultation and to get referrals to detox programs that can help you or your loved one. Call our NJ rehab center 24 hours a day at 888-687-6977, or contact us here.

Advanced Health and Education can assist you with placement in professional, licensed, insurance-friendly detox programs that will provide you or your loved one with much needed medical assistance on the road to addiction recovery.