Withdrawal is a dangerous process for anyone with a chemical dependency. Though some people think they can stop using at any time, this is rarely the case. Rather, if your body and brain have become physically dependent on a drug, just stopping can be dangerous, and even life-threatening. That is why we offer a comprehensive number of withdrawal programs to help you at Northern Illinois Recovery Center.
Are You Addicted – Withdrawal Answers That Question
One of the key reasons to consider becoming a part of our withdrawal management program in Northern IL is because you cannot do it alone. When a person uses drugs on a consistent basis or when they use enough to create dependency, it changes the function of the brain. Your brain requires a constant supply of that drug to continue to function properly. Not only are you getting that high sensation that makes you feel good, but your brain needs it to work.
That means when you stop using it, you don’t feel well. You go through withdrawal symptoms. This includes things like:
- Physical pain
- High stress levels
- Loss of appetite
- Emotional difficulty including mood swings
If you do not get your drug on any given day, or for several hours, do you feel these symptoms of withdrawal? If so, it is time to consider withdrawal programs.
Why is Withdrawal So Risky?
Even if a person wants to stop using the drug, it may not be physically possible for them to do so. Within our programs for drug and alcohol withdrawal, you will notice many people who have tried hard to stop using without being able to simply stop. This happens for many reasons, as noted, but it can also be risky.
If a person does not enroll in withdrawal programs, and he or she is faced with a moderate to severe withdrawal, especially from drugs such as fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, or benzos. In this case, higher risk withdrawal symptoms can occur including:
- Rapid or irregular heart rates
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden death
To avoid this, enroll in withdrawal programs that minimize these risks by providing you with a safe environment. Even if you are unsure if you need this help, contact Northern Illinois Recovery Center to speak to one of our counselors about your risk of a dangerous detox.
What Makes Our Withdrawal Programs Beneficial?
When you choose our programs for drug and alcohol withdrawal, you are given a very safe environment. We provide a medically supervised detox program. That means a licensed physician is available to help you through this process and to react if a life-threatening withdrawal symptom occurs.
More so, we also offer a medication therapy management program. This means that you will be monitored on an ongoing basis and, if necessary, medications can be given to you to minimize side effects and to limit the amount of physical pain you are in during this process. These medications do not create addiction risks themselves.
Our drug and alcohol detox center is at the heart of our withdrawal programs. It is a safe place for you to be when you make this big change in your life. We will also talk to you about all of your other options including partial hospitalization treatment and intensive outpatient treatment, depending on your risks and the severity of your addiction. For some, taking that first step to work through our withdrawal programs and detox can start to give you your life back.
Don’t Go It Alone – Let Our Team Help You with Withdrawal
Our withdrawal programs help you to stop using drugs or alcohol in a safe manner. You can depend on our team at Northern Illinois Recovery Center to work with you to create a safe plan for detoxing, as needed, and working towards recovery. To get help for you or for your loved one, call our counselors at 855.786.1978 today.