(press release: summitbehavioralhealth) // New Jersey // Maria Ulmer MA, LMFT, CAADC | Chief Clinical Officer
Detox program at New Jersey Detox Treatment Center Summit Behavioral Health, medical and addiction professionals guide you through the process of detoxification and treat symptoms of withdrawal.
How Long Does It Take To Get Over The Initial Discomfort Of Sobriety?
Whether you’re new to recovery or just thinking that it’s time to start looking into treatment, you probably have some concerns over those first stages of sobriety.
How difficult are they?
Are there painful symptoms?
Nearly every person suffering from addiction has the same questions. The reality is that addiction treatment is unique to every individual, and the symptoms felt in the detox stage can greatly vary.
Symptoms Of Detox & How Long You Experience Them
When detoxification is started, it’s likely you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. They are typically the most severe in the earliest stages of detox and begin to taper off as the body starts regulating itself without the substance.
Physical withdrawal symptoms include:
Loss of appetite
Shakiness or tremors
The good news is that, in most cases, the uncomfortable early feelings of becoming sober typically only last two to five days. Once these are over, the next step of recovery can begin.
The Importance Of Medically Supervised Detox
There are many types of detox programs with differing philosophies on how to treat withdrawal symptoms. With medically supervised drug and alcohol detox programs, treatment is focused on managing symptoms in a safe and comfortable state and environment.
In this type of Detox program at New Jersey Detox Treatment Center Summit Behavioral Health, medical and addiction professionals guide you through the process of detoxification and treat symptoms of withdrawal. There is a focus on both physical and psychological healing to help set the foundation for long-term recovery.
Physical and mental issues are addressed as part of an individualized treatment plan that is created from information collected during a comprehensive assessment. Special needs are a focus, as well, whether they are co-occurring mental illness, physical health issues or other challenges. Considerations are also made for gender, age, physical health and previous history of abuse or addiction.
This more personalized approach offers greater support during this early transition and readies clients for the next steps in the recovery process.
Medically supervised detox programs are often recommended by healthcare professionals when there is a severe physical addiction or if the patient is at risk of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.
Finding The Right Detox Program Near You
Where to start your recovery is a big decision. You want to make sure that wherever you choose has the resources and capabilities to effectively treat withdrawal symptoms and provides the treatment necessary to prepare you for a lifetime of recovery. Don’t wait another day to get help.
Summit Behavioral Health Detox Center is here to help you as you make the life-changing decision of recovery, call us now
Maria Ulmer MA, LMFT, CAADC
Chief Clinical Officer