Overcoming Withdrawal Symptoms With Detox Treatment

Dec 6, 2023

Substance use disorder (SUD) can be very difficult to overcome alone. This can be due to unwanted withdrawal symptoms. For some individuals, withdrawal symptoms can be extremely difficult to manage. They can be the primary reason one may feel trapped in the intense cycle of addiction. Renaissance Ranch understands how withdrawal symptoms can make one feel. Surrendering to medically managed detox support with their facility can be a life-changing choice. Although detox treatment does not cure an individual’s addiction, relieving withdrawal symptoms can make the treatment process a lot easier. As toxins are eliminated from one’s body, an individual begins to feel less cravings. Thus, improving the likelihood of recovery.

What Is Detox Treatment?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), detox treatment is the process by which all harmful substances are thoroughly removed from an individual’s body. Therefore, one may have less severe withdrawal symptoms related to their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Detoxification is a series of interventions that can help manage an individual’s acute withdrawal symptoms and level of intoxication. Detox treatment is intended to reduce any physical harm caused by chronically misusing harmful substances. The detox treatment process works to prepare one for addiction treatment by evaluating and stabilizing the individual. 

How Do Withdrawal Symptoms Make One Feel?

Withdrawal symptoms can feel defeating for some individuals. For example, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable. According to Medline Plus, the onset of alcohol withdrawal symptoms may start as early as eight hours after an individual consumed their last alcoholic beverage.

If an individual goes through withdrawal symptoms once, they are more likely to experience it again if they do not stop drinking. This can be especially so for individuals facing challenges with chronic binge drinking or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Any substance can negatively interfere with an individual’s nervous system, creating a strong dependency. When the body does not receive the substance, withdrawal symptoms typically occur. Withdrawal symptoms may be different for everybody but most commonly consist of: 

  • Anxiety
  • Intense fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Severe mood swings
  • Night terrors
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Perspiration
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Delirium 
  • Seizures

Accepting Addiction and Exploring the First Steps

Some individuals feel hesitant to move forward with addiction treatment. This can be due to a major lack of self-esteem, confidence, or feelings of exceptional failure. Others may experience feelings of deep embarrassment or as if there is no possible way out of their addiction. SUD can feel so intense; as if no one could understand their reason for misusing substances in the first place. This can often leave one feeling isolated with continued use. 

Detox treatment is the first step to take before entering an addiction program. It is also common for some individuals to feel scared of detox as it is not always the easiest process. Accepting one’s condition and moving forward with the detoxification process may be the hardest but wisest step to take when surrendering to professional care.

Benefits of Participating in Detox Treatment

Choosing to participate in detox treatment can provide several mental and physical health benefits to those facing challenges with a dual diagnosis. Although detox can be a challenging step to take, detox treatment provides the support needed to overcome the negative effects of withdrawal. It is a very important stage in addiction to complete. Detoxification assures an individual of a smoother process when transitioning into substance abuse treatment. Benefits of detox therapy may include: 

  • Eased withdrawal symptoms
  • Professional support
  • Continued monitoring
  • Relapse prevention
  • Clearer skin
  • Fresh breath
  • Mental clarity

Proceeding Forward With Renaissance Ranch’s Professional Support

The detoxification process can feel different for everyone. Once detox treatment has been completed, it is common for most individuals to feel they have much more energy moving forward. Knowing the detoxification process is not always easy, it may be wise for some individuals to take time to choose a facility that best targets their specific needs. 

The Renaissance Ranch Outpatient program is there to help those who are facing great challenges in their addiction journey find comfort in proceeding forward with their care. Addiction can come with a whirlwind of emotions leaving one feeling overwhelmed. Their medically managed support systems provide: 

  • Private rooms
  • A comfortable environment
  • Trained and licensed RN’s and MD’s
  • Medically managed withdrawal symptoms
  • Real stories of recovery for encouragement

What Happens After Detox Treatment?

Renaissance Ranch’s care team offers not only detox services but ongoing support as well, as we know it can be vital. We understand an individualized care plan upon leaving detox treatment is a critical component of the recovery process. It can be helpful for one to review the drug & alcohol addiction recovery program guide to explore additional treatment options for long-term sobriety. Our facility customizes the 12-Step approach for a more successful outcome. Renaissance Ranch also offers a 100% recovery guarantee allowing individuals to return for free if needed. 

Here at Renaissance Ranch, we offer a unique, clinically driven approach to addiction recovery. It has been our experience that a male-only facility provides the appropriate setting for men to deal directly with their substance abuse issues. At Renaissance Ranch, we require detoxification before admission for people who have been using excessive amounts of alcohol, opiates, and/or benzodiazepines. Once we have determined that you or your loved one has met the requirements for residential treatment and has been cleared by a medical professional, the next step is our residential treatment program. If you or a loved one are facing challenges with addiction, call (801) 308-8898 to learn more about our detoxification process.