Why Go To Detox Programs?

The idea of detoxifying from alcohol and other drugs can be scary, but there is no reason for you to be fearful. At Cedar Point we can provide you with a safe, supportive environment where you can go through the various stages of withdrawal in as much comfort as possible.

Detox programs are the initial step in the recovery process. Our detoxification and stabilization programs are designed to get clients clean and to prepare them to move up to higher-level rehabilitation treatment.

Whatever your “drug of choice” might be, the compassionate staff at Cedar Point Recovery can work with you and your physician to put together a medically managed detox process that will educe your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

What are Detox Programs?

When you are battling addiction to drugs and alcohol, one of the final stages before the process of addiction recovery really begins is the ‘detoxification’ or ‘detox’ process. Detox is a process during which a person abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances, like drugs and alcohol. There are many ways to naturally and safely detox from substances in a detox center for drugs and alcohol in California.

The treatment professionals at Cedar Point Recovery can help coordinate placement into detox programs that can help detox you from a variety of substances including:

Drug and Alcohol detox is usually combined with behavioral counseling, like one of the treatment programs offered by Cedar Point Recovery’s Sacramento rehab center.

Alcohol and Drug Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

There are many symptoms that accompany the detoxification process, this combination of withdrawal symptoms is called “withdrawal syndrome.” Withdrawal symptoms vary from substance to substance, and from person to person. However, there are some common physical and psychological/emotional withdrawal symptoms.

Physical Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

Depending upon the substance involved, physical drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening. You should contact your physician before you decide to quit drugs.

Mild withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Tremors in hands
  • Mild anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sweating

More severe withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Seizures
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Severe anxiety
  • Profuse sweating
  • Severe tremors

Anyone experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms should seek medical help immediately.

Psychological Drug and Alcohol Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

Some common psychological/emotional withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Social isolation

How Long are Detox Programs?

The length of any withdrawal and detox depends on the substance(s) used, length of use history, and physical health. The acute phases of detox can last anywhere from 3-14 days.

For most substances, symptoms improve after the first week.