5 Things You Need to Know About Detoxing From Drugs

“The problem with drugs is that they’re too good now”, said the reflective elderly woman. The most basic of statements uttered to convey all the utmost sense when gazing into the world of booze, narcotics, and chemicals. She’s right though. It’s just the way of the world these days. Everybody and their mother wants instant satisfaction if it’s available. Unfortunately avoiding life and flying under the radar comes with a toll as safety first becomes a third priority, the overweight transform into those with diabetes, and the authenticity of people becomes plastic. We’re all chasing the idea of trying to feel “good” as we stumble blindly on life’s timeline. There’s no sense in working harder if we can work smarter- that’s just logic. Drugs are getting bigger, stronger, and more. Everything more. Higher higher higher- until we fall.  

Nobody anticipates the fall with warm welcoming. Detoxing from drugs may seem like a scary thought, but the truth is that there are ways to get past the beast of withdrawals without entirely entering the realm of misery. The multitudes of service at a detox facility provide help with health maintenance and assistance while detoxing from drugs are endless.  

Detoxing Isn’t the Only Step to Recovery

Detoxing from drugs is an extremely valuable and necessary step on the road to rehabilitation. However, cleaning up and ridding the body of withdrawals isn’t the only step to recovery.  Detoxification is the first step of breaking the cycle of addiction. During the process, you are allowing the body to regulate itself as the toxins rapidly expel out of your being. You may suffer from a few withdrawal symptoms, but you’re not dying.

After having gone thru this difficult process, starting various Anonymous programs or working some version of the 12 steps is the most preventative measure we can to avoid going through such discomfort again. Detoxing from drugs is just the beginning to your new way of life.

Detoxification Isn’t Easy When You Do It Alone

The whole “detoxing from drugs” process varies for everyone depending on the drug du jour and the length of usage. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe if they’re not monitored and treated by a medical professional, and they can even lead to self-destructive or life-threatening behaviors. This is why there are a plethora of medical teams and drug treatment facilities that know how to assess and handle the beatings that withdrawals will attempt to deliver upon cleaning up.

Detoxing from drugs, of course, isn’t easy, but it’s much easier with a helping hand. Choosing to detox in a facility will help ensure you’ll be monitored for your withdrawal symptoms and treated in a manner that helps you get through them with less discomfort than lying on the floor in the fetal position at your home(although this method does work too).

You Should Be Supervised When You Detox From Drugs

While death is rarely the occurrence when detoxing from drugs, it’s still all the wiser to not even take the risk. Unfortunately, depending on the length of your use, the discomfort will not be spared. When detoxing from drugs, your best friends become Gatorade and a comfortable pillow as you’re attacked by:

  •         Cold Sweats and Hot Flashes
  •         Nausea
  •         Feverish Body Aches/Pains
  •         Cynical/Negative Thinking
  •         Loss of Appetite
  •         Loss of Urination or Bowel Movements
  •         Extreme Cravings

Eventually, your vessel will be cleared of the array of chemicals once clouding your mind and body. Being in a medical facility during detoxification means you’re in a safe place and get to go through that period of time with people who care about your well-being.

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Detoxification Times Vary

The truth about how long it takes detoxing from drugs will depend significantly on many factors including age, type of drugs, and length of usage. These are all factors dictating the beginning and end of this chemical elimination development. Detoxification methods are also contingent upon insurance and the institution being checked into. Some facilities will use a titration curriculum over a several week period, and some will put you thru the ringer in the quickest manner possible so as to keep moving forward.  

There is no rush to detoxing from drugs. Sometimes recovery needs to be a slow augmented process. In most cases, you’ll be given the detox program that is more favorable to your situation. It’s not meant to be torture. That’s why detox is taken slowly and patients are treated as their withdrawals begin. There is a comfortable plan for everyone.  

Detoxification Is Necessary Before Rehabilitation

Drug detoxification is absolutely a necessity before you enter treatment services of any sort. To get the most out of your treatment process or the drug therapy and counseling provided in said facility, it is imperative for the mind and body to be clean. All the toxins and chemicals circulating throughout will only distract from the solution. Drugs and alcohol are notorious for creating irrational thinking in addicts and alcoholics.

In all actuality, all drugs can be a pain to get off of with an addictive mindset. Drugs and alcohol suck us addicts and alcoholics into a whirlwind of chaos that we haven’t the tools to escape. Allowing somebody to help us before we try to help ourselves is the key. Having somebody there to love them when they didn’t love themselves in one of the largest contributions to many addict’s sobrieties. Of course, we must crawl before we can walk again.

It won’t be fun and games at all, but detoxing from drugs is worth the struggle and existential crisis that usually couples with it. There is always a large amount of discomfort to pursue in order to get to the other side, but the positive note is that the pain has to only be endured once if we decide so.

You Can Start Detox Immediately

We all lead different lives, but at the end of the day, a lot of us deal with similar issues. Addiction and alcoholism are big ones that ruin lives, and if this be the case for you or a loved one- you are not alone. If you or your loved one is in need of detoxification due to substance dependency, please call 888-481-1993 or visit www.coastaldetox.com. Our teams of specialists are waiting by to help figure out what options are best for sending your life is a comfortable direction that you can proudly stand behind.  

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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