Addiction Treatment

The Dangers of Detoxing Alone

February 14th, 2018

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.


Transcript

Detox is the first step in the recovery journey for many people. Before treatment can begin, it is vital to rid the body of substances that it is dependent on. However, in many cases, it is vital that the detoxification process be monitored because it can lead to multiple complications during withdrawal. 

Withdrawal symptoms can be both physical and psychological. Physical symptoms can range from vomiting, heart palpitations, and muscle aches to heart attacks, seizures, and strokes. Psychological symptoms can range from depression and anxiety to hallucinations. 

While it is impossible to avoid all the symptoms that come with detoxing, you can keep yourself safe. Monitored detox will be less overwhelming and will help your road to recovery begin as stress-free as possible. 

If you or someone you know has a problem, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.