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Importance of DetoxIf you are struggling with an addiction that is rooted in untreated trauma, you may need to detox from drugs or alcohol before the real healing begins. Detox is the process of moving on from the physical dependence of your addiction. Following detox, the real work in treating trauma can begin. You may need to detox your body off drugs or alcohol in order to gain insight on the roots of your trauma. Detox may require the support of professionals, depending upon the severity of the addiction. If you have been addicted to drugs and alcohol for a long time, you may want to consider detoxing in a therapeutic environment. While detoxing, you may experience withdrawal symptoms like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Shakiness
  • Mood Swings
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Appetite

These symptoms often cause people to struggle with detoxing on their own. Many people will relapse to alleviate these symptoms of withdrawal. If you are struggling with detoxing on your own, you may benefit from entering a professional and safe environment to detox. Candidates for a supervised detox may include those who:

  • Have struggled to detox successfully in the past
  • Have been addicted for several years
  • Have a strong addiction, regardless of the duration of use
  • Do not have a strong support system
  • Do not have a safe place to detox at home
  • Have co-occurring disorders that make detox difficult
  • Have medical concerns that may be affected by the withdrawal from their addiction

If you are unable to detox safely, you may want to consider entering a medically supervised detox program to take the first step in recovery from trauma.

Medically supervised detox may be beneficial to those who are unable to detox safely on their own. Withdrawal from alcohol or other substances can cause severe symptoms to occur. Many people may underestimate the severity of withdrawal symptoms. You may need supervision and support to deal with withdrawals safely, depending upon the duration of your use, the severity of your addiction, and the level of safety and support in your current environment. Many people attempting to detox on their own may succumb to their addictions as a way of alleviating the symptoms of withdrawal. If you are struggling to detox on your own and want to get into treatment, help is available for you. The Guest House offers detox services for our clients, who need to rid themselves of drugs or alcohol to begin their trauma work. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 for information to help yourself or a loved one.