WHAT IS DRUG DETOX?
Drug detox can be physically and emotionally challenging, but there is no reason for anyone to be fearful of withdrawal. At Cedar Point, we have designed safe and effective detoxification programs where clients can go through the stages of withdrawal and complete the drug detox process as comfortably as possible.
Regardless of the drugs you’ve been using, or your “drug of choice,” the skilled and compassionate staff at Cedar Point can help you break physical dependence on any substance.
We will make sure that you are as stabilized as possible (both mentally and physically) so that you are ready to move forward in recovery.
What goes into anyone’s drug detox treatment will vary depending upon factors like, age, drug use history, and medical condition.
We can work with you and your physician to get you through the drug detox process as comfortably as possible.
Drug Detox Withdrawal Symptoms
Depending upon the drug involved, drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening. You should contact your physician before you decide to quit.
Mild withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Tremors in hands
- Mild anxiety
- Nausea and vomiting
More severe withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Disorientation and confusion
- Severe anxiety
- Profuse sweating
- Severe tremors
If you or a loved one experiences severe drug withdrawal symptoms, you should seek immediate medical assistance. Anyone with a medical history that includes infections, heart or lung disease, or seizures, should also contact a physician before stopping substance intake.
How Long Is Drug Detox?
The length of the detox and withdrawal process will vary depending upon the drugs used and for how long. On average, most drug detoxes will last 5-14 days.
For most drugs, withdrawal symptoms improve dramatically after the 4th-7th days.