Detoxification is the initial treatment phase in which the addict receives the necessary solutions through infusion, procedures, and medications. The whole process speeds up and facilitates the elimination of addictive substances from the body. It is also a way of alleviating or preventing abstinence crisis and restoring the balance in the body.
Doctors use detoxification in case of drug abuse to reduce or alleviate the symptoms occurring in addicts while at the same time helping to persevere in curing and adjusting to life without drugs.
Detoxification is not aimed at treating addiction but is the first step in long-term treatment.
The length of treatment depends on the type of substance used. Usually, the process itself lasts briefly: from a few days to a week.
Abstinence crisis and detoxification
Abstinence crisis is an extremely unpleasant condition occurring in people who abruptly stop using the substances that they were addicted to. The following symptoms are reported: muscle aches, trembling, delirium tremens, panic attacks, anxiety, and mood swings.
Addicts can barely withstand abstinence in home conditions, so it is strongly recommended that treatment and detoxication be performed in hospital conditions. According to experts, in people who are treated for addiction, especially on narcotics, crises can be terrible. That is why there is an expert team that constantly supervises and monitors the patient’s condition in order to make it easier for him to deal with these difficult moments.
Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that, like drugs, belongs to a part of the PAS system.
Alcohol detoxification is a process in which the alcohol addict’s body returns to a normal condition after being used to constant alcohol intake over a long period of time, both episodically or on a daily basis.
Serious alcohol addiction results in a decrease in the number of GABA, neurotransmitter receptor. Self-healing from alcohol without medical help can cause serious health problems, and can even be life-threatening.
It is little known that the state of delirium, entered by the people who abruptly stop taking alcohol, is fatal in 10% of cases, as it can cause a stroke or a heart attack.
Alcohol detoxification is about cleaning your body in a completely painless and safe way. During sleep, your body will absorb vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other vital ingredients through infusion. When you wake up all the symptoms of a crisis like trembling, tremors, nausea, pain and nervousness will be reduced by 90%.
After cleaning the body from alcohol, the production endorphin in your body increases, the desire for alcohol disappears, and you will feel strong and healthy, your appetite will increase and you will sleep better and without nightmares.
Your opinion on alcohol will change and you will have a negative attitude towards it as it disturbed your life and prevented you from living normally and healthy.
After detoxification, which is just the beginning, other treatments are also carried out to address the addiction problem that caused the abuse of alcohol, which primarily involves the support of psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as continuous work on oneself.
For most people, it takes four to seven days for a person to completely cleanse the body from alcohol.
At our clinic, there is also the possibility of blocker implantation, by which your body stops responding to alcohol, and its consumption becomes meaningless.
In order to help you to overcome the period of adaptation, our clinic provides additional support for the following 12 months.
Detoxification at our clinic
At our clinic, we are adapting the approach to each patient. In some cases, pharmacological therapy is sufficient, but this is only the first step that is necessary to take. After completing detoxification, which is completely painless, addicts are somewhat recovered, but it is mandatory to continue treatment and control for the first 12 months in order to ensure their recovery.
What follows is much harder and more important: psychological withdrawal or losing the desire for addictive substances.
For this purpose, we have developed and still developed therapeutic and support programs that are necessary for patients to resist the temptations posed by addictive substances before them.
Personal and group therapies and conversations with a psychologist will help you understand the core of the problem, and also fight addiction at the subconscious level too. You will love the new self and realize that taking alcohol has driven you away from people who were ready to help you at any moment. You will want to live your life to the fullest, to make new friendships, rebuild the demolished ones, and most importantly, you will be proud of yourself that you have managed to open a new and beautiful page in your life.
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