Your loved one is finally ready to take the first steps to get free of drugs or alcohol. You know they say detox can be challenging but you may wonder if your loved one needs a detox center vs. at-home detox. After all, you’re there with them. Unless there is absolutely no way possible to arrange it, the answer in the majority of cases is a resounding, yes, they need a drug and alcohol detox center.
There are some people who have the willpower and determination to go through this stage alone. If the addiction is one that hasn’t been present long, it may be easier and if the individual is in nearly perfect health, the risk of complications may be lower. However, very few individuals meet these criteria.
In addition, you and your loved one may be surprised at what the symptoms entail and how substances you think would be easy to detox from are actually difficult. For example, alcohol detox is often harder on the body than that of heroin. Let’s look deeper into why attending a detox center is vital for recovery.
Drugs and alcohol take their toll on a person’s body. This is partially because the body is not made to metabolize the substances. It is also because a person who is addicted to drugs and alcohol normally does not live a healthy lifestyle. They may not eat regularly and sleep schedules are rarely sufficient. They may not have seen a physician for many years for fear of being caught.
When determining whether or not your loved one needs a detox center, you need to ask yourself what kind of shape they are in. Is there a possibility of underlying heart or organ conditions that can complicate matters? Diabetes can complicate the process and cause problems. Dehydration or high fever may occur causing seizures. It is essential that you be prepared for a medical emergency anytime someone undergoes detox.
Medical detox centers are prepared for any emergency or complication that may arise. Even if there isn’t any unforeseen issue, the center provides a drug-free environment and reduces the discomfort of detox.
The Most Vulnerable Time
When determining that your loved one does need a detox center, you also need to consider that this is the most vulnerable time of the recovery process. The discomfort of physical detox, combined with the anxiety, doubt, and fear that also often accompany the decision to quit an abused substance often makes the person vulnerable to use again. They may wish to try easing symptoms with just a small dose. They may start to question whether they are strong enough to face life clean or those who indulge in the substances with them may place pressure on your loved one to change their mind.
Attending a licensed detox program removes the possibility of immediate relapse. Your loved one will be in a safe, alcohol and drug-free setting to reduce relapse and overdose consequences.
Tides Edge Detox Center
Contacting us today puts you in touch with trained professionals who can help explain why your loved one needs a detox center instead of at-home care.
At Tides Edge Detox Center, your loved one will have access to some of the best medical staff available. We help ease the symptoms that come with detox so they are easier to get through and we are prepared to step in immediately if there is a medical emergency. We also provide emotional support from members of the staff who understand exactly how to deal with the anxiety, fear, and doubt that often accompany early stages of rehab.
Why risk it when you have the chance to make detox safer and less stressful. Call 866.723.3127 today.