Drugs and alcohol cause physical and psychological dependency, causing serious withdrawal symptoms when you immediately or suddenly stop using. Resuming your drug or alcohol use can stop withdrawal symptoms but ultimately makes it more difficult for you to recover. A personalized detox plan is an important step in recovery because it ensures that you can comfortably and safely withdrawal through addiction treatment programs.
Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of your race, gender, age, or background, you can eventually develop a substance abuse disorder. Addiction and substance abuse disorders are relatively common, with more than 10% of Americans ages 12 and older meeting the criteria for a substance abuse disorder annually. Substance abuse disorders are especially common among young adults. Drugs and alcohol cloud your judgment and increase your chances of making bad decisions, making addiction especially dangerous among young adults whose brains have not fully developed.
When someone is struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol), often the first step is finding the right detox facility to begin the recovery and healing process. This is where Tides Edge Detox can help. Our medically supervised detox programs will not only provide the safe, comfortable setting to work through withdrawal but provide the resources necessary to develop a detox plan and long-term recovery plan.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a progressive, chronic, and incurable mental health disease that causes you to compulsively use and abuse drugs and alcohol despite serious negative consequences and/or a strong desire to quit.
People may become addicted to drugs and alcohol for a variety of reasons. Common causes include an attempt to self-medicate mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. A person may also seek out these substances to escape reality or cope with stress or difficult life circumstances. Other contributing factors can include genetics, peer pressure, social environment, and brain chemistry.
The risks of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol may vary from person to person. Factors such as mental health, family history, social environment, age, amount of use, and frequency are all contributors to developing an addiction. Additionally, certain drugs may be more addictive than others due to their effects on the brain. For example, cocaine and meth are known to have particularly strong reinforcing effects that can make them more difficult to quit using.
Drugs and alcohol impair the logical reasoning centers in your brain, which results in impaired judgment and cognition. Addiction can also cause:
- Employment problems
- Housing issues
- Relationship conflicts
- Medical and mental health issues
- Legal problems
- Mood and personality changes
As your tolerance to your substance of choice increases, you need to continuously increase your use to feel the same pleasurable effects and avoid withdrawal. Eventually, you can abuse your substance of choice solely to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The financial burden of sustaining a serious addiction can lead to mounting debt, unpaid bills, and depleted savings.
It is common to isolate yourself from others and prioritize your substance abuse over your responsibilities during addiction. You may show up intoxicated to school or work or have difficulty getting through the day without using your substance of choice. Individualized addiction treatment helps you learn how to cope with triggers, cravings, and stress, as well as how to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. During withdrawal, a personalized detox plan ensures that your early recovery needs are met.
What Is a Personalized Detox Plan?
When you choose to attend a detox center, your treatment team will develop a personalized detox plan. An individualized detox plan is so important to your recovery because it helps identify your specific needs. Withdrawal symptoms vary in length and intensity due to a variety of factors, such as:
- Your substance of choice
- The severity of your addiction
- Presence of a comorbid condition
- Your substance abuse and treatment history
A personalized detox plan is also necessary to ensure staff is prepared for your needs during treatment. Sharing your background and medical, substance abuse, and mental health history with staff is also imperative to ensure your personalized detox plan best meets your needs.
Detox centers use a combination of medication-assisted therapies and evidence-based treatments to help you begin recovery. For example, if you are withdrawing from opiates, a personalized detox plan may include the utilization of Suboxone or methadone. A personalized detox plan also ensures that you receive treatment for any comorbid or co-occurring conditions you have, as withdrawal can sometimes worsen symptoms of underlying conditions.
Finding the Detox Center, You Need at Tides Edge Detox
Addiction can cause you to feel trapped, alone and hopeless. Because addiction is a chronic condition, early treatment is the best way to improve your chances of fully recovering. Withdrawal symptoms can become intense and difficult to cope with, making a detox center the best first step in your recovery. Here at Tides Edge Detox, we offer numerous detox programs, such as:
- Alcohol detox
- Bath salts detox
- Benzo detox
- Cocaine detox
- Fentanyl detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
- Opiate detox
- Opioid detox
- Prescription drug detox
There’s no reason to delay your recovery any longer. A personalized detox plan ensures that you have the support and guidance you need to successfully withdrawal. Contact us today at 866.723.3127 to learn more about your treatment options.