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If you or a loved one is experiencing addiction, we’re here to help.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the abuse or nonmedical use of illicit and prescription drugs in the United States has risen in the past few years and continues to march steadily upward.

Whether cocaine, alcohol, heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana, or crystal meth is your drug of choice, the psychological addiction to the euphoric feelings these substances can induce in addition to the physical dependence and tolerance for the drug can quickly add up to a full-blown drug addiction that can only be properly treated with a drug detox.

If you would like more information about drug detox services available at Michael’s House, contact us today.

Drug Detox Help: What Is Drug Detox?

A drug detox describes the process that your body goes through as it breaks its physical dependence upon and tolerance of your drug of choice. When you stop taking the drug, your body automatically begins to detox. However, within a few hours of your last dose, you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms that can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. Some compare a drug detox to a severe bout of the flu.

Depending upon your drug of choice, how long you have been taking the drug, and the dose you are at when you want to quit, the symptoms and their intensity will vary.

With a medical drug detox, you can limit the severity of these withdrawal symptoms and, in some cases, decrease the length of the overall detox. At Michael’s House, we help you detox off of your drug of choice with as few negative physical effects as possible.

Drug Detox Help: Is Drug Detox Necessary?

Without a thorough and efficient drug detox, there is no way to treat drug addiction if you are physically dependent upon the drug.

The first step in any addiction treatment process is a full, physical detox off of your drug of choice. Once you complete the detox process, you can begin to focus on your psychological dependence upon your drug of choice and other things in your life, including work or school, your family and friends. Perhaps the biggest benefit is the return to your normal state of clear-mindedness and focus.

Without drug detox and with the continued use of drugs like crystal meth or prescription drugs, you risk long-term damage to internal organ function and an addiction that increases more and more over time.

Drug Detox Help: What Can I Expect?

Without a medical drug detox, you can expect withdrawal symptoms that will vary depending you’re your drug of choice and the amount you regularly take at the time that you stop using. Psychologically, most experience depression, irritation at just about everything and a constant craving to get high or drunk. With a medical drug detox, you can get medication that helps diminish your experience of these symptoms and medical monitoring to ensure that you are safe throughout the process.

Drug Detox Help at Michael’s House

At Michael’s House, we offer both drug detox and drug addiction treatment in our drug rehab program.

Contact us today at 760.548.4032 for more information about how we can help you start a new life without drug addiction.