woman practicing holistic detoxDrugs and alcohol can cause physical addictions, which means that you must combat and overcome painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms in order to begin recovery. A Florida inpatient detox center or holistic detox ensures that you can safely and successfully detox from your substance of choice.

Substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and addiction are chronic and incurable conditions that can destroy your life. Addiction can cause you to lose friends and family members, struggle financially and lose control of your life. More than 30 million Americans have a substance abuse disorder each and every year, making it one of the most common medical and mental health problems nationwide.

Addiction can not only lower your overall quality of life, but it can also lead to death. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the country and the number one cause of death among Americans 50 years of age and younger.

How Addiction Works

Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter inhibitors, causing your brain to release an excessive amount of neurotransmitters whenever you use. Neurotransmitters are chemicals released by your brain that create positive emotions. Dopamine, serotonin, and GABA are among the most well-known neurotransmitters and are the neurotransmitters most commonly involved in addiction.

Psychoactive substances are either central nervous system stimulants or central nervous system depressants. Examples of substances that are considered stimulants include:

  • Cocaine and crack
  • Methamphetamine
  • Adderall
  • Amphetamine
  • Ritalin

Examples of common depressants include:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Ativan
  • Tranquilizers

Drugs and alcohol are both physically and psychologically addictive. Your body and brain can both become dependent on your substance of choice in order to function. The brain can become incapable of releasing neurotransmitters without your substance of choice and you can deal with painful withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use. Your brain’s pleasure and reward center associates your substance of choice with pleasure and rewards your drug use while punishing your abstinence.

Florida’s holistic detox programs can help you during the early stages of recovery. Since cravings become severe during withdrawal, a Florida holistic detox can help limit your symptoms.

What is Evidence-Based and Holistic Detox?

Evidence based and holistic detox treatment programs provide you with the structure, understanding, and support you need to successfully withdrawal. A holistic detox focuses on treating your body, mind, and spirit. A holistic detox can offer:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nature and animal therapy

Holistic detox helps you improve your mood and cognition and learn how to cope with things like cravings and triggers. A Florida inpatient detox center can utilize both evidence-based and holistic detox therapies. Evidence-based detox treatments can include things like medication assisted therapy and cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapy programs.

Holistic detox treatment therapies can be used in combination with evidence-based treatments and have few if any, side effects. Holistic detox is also an excellent option if you experience harmful side effects of medications.

Withdrawal symptoms can last for up to one week and usually peak within 3 days of you stopping your substance of choice use. Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms may linger for more than a week. You can also experience post-acute withdrawal, which is mild and short-lasting withdrawal symptoms, throughout early recovery. A holistic detox center can help connect you to inpatient and outpatient programs so you can continue your treatment.

Reaching Out for Help Today

When you are struggling to regain control of your life because of a substance abuse disorder, alcoholism or addiction, an evidence-based and/or holistic detox program can help you overcome the hardest step in recovery: withdrawal. Call us today at 866.723.3127 to find out more about our programs.