Sunrise Ranch provides drug addiction treatment rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier, more satisfying life, without addiction.
Causes of drug withdrawal
When individuals develop a pattern of ongoing drug and/or alcohol abuse, they are subject to suffering from detriments in all areas of their lives. Whether an individual is abusing alcohol, prescription medications, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, or any other type of substance or combination of substances, he or she is at risk for experiencing any number of devastating consequences. Jobs can be lost, careers can deteriorate, and health problems can ensue. When such dysfunction arises in an individual’s life as a direct result of the abuse of a substance, it is likely that he or she has developed an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
As individuals continue to abuse substances, their bodies begin to tolerate higher dosages of the substances, subsequently causing them to have to consume greater amounts in order to achieve the desired effects. As this tolerance increases, the more likely it is that the bodies of these individuals will become dependent on the presence of those substances, indicating that addiction treatment at a rehab center is necessary. When the use of these substances is then ceased, individuals are at risk for going through a period of withdrawal. This withdrawal process occurs as their bodies work to return to the state of functioning that existed prior to the introduction of substances.
The withdrawal process can be extremely uncomfortable and, at times, even painful. However, when individuals reintroduce their substances of choice into their systems, those withdrawal symptoms will immediately cease. This fact in and of itself can be enough to force even the strongest of people to return the abuse of substances.
Signs of drug withdrawal
Depending on the type of substance that is being abused, the symptoms of withdrawal that present will vary in type and severity. The following are examples of possible signs and symptoms that could indicate that a person is experiencing withdrawal from drug and/or alcohol consumption:
- Overpowering cravings
- Accelerated heartrate
- Muscle pain
- Bone pain
- Excessive sweating
- Teary/watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Stomach cramping
- Stomach pain
- Vision disturbances
- Changes in weight
- Changes in body temperature
- Sleep problems
- Appetite changes
- Poor concentration
- Memory impairment
- Drastic mood shifts
- Suicidal ideation
Should you suspect that you or someone you care about is suffering from alcohol or drug withdrawal, do not hesitate to contact a professional rehab treatment center.
Why seek rehab for drug & alcohol withdrawal in Riverside, CA
Battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol can have life-altering consequences. When an addiction is present and individuals attempt to put an end to their use of substances on their own, without professional care at a substance abuse treatment center, they will likely suffer through the tumultuous period of withdrawal. As was previously mentioned, the distress that accompanies the withdrawal period is often enough to drive individuals back into using drugs or alcohol. Due to the fact that this can turn into a never-ending cycle of substance abuse, it is imperative that treatment is received at a reputable addiction rehab center in order for an addiction to truly be put to rest.
There are many types of treatment methods that can be utilized when an individual is working to overcome an addiction to drugs and or/alcohol that can minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. One of the most successful interventions is residential rehab at a treatment center. By engaging in residential treatment, men and women can receive detoxification services where, during withdrawal, the substances will be safely removed from their systems while under the supervision of trained and qualified professionals who can ensure their safety throughout the process. During detox, individuals are also able to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal. During this time, and as treatment continues, by placing themselves in a residential setting, individuals are able to benefit from stepping away from their daily schedules and instead placing all of their focus on recovery and becoming well again. Furthermore, in this setting, individuals are shielded from having access to their substances of choice, which allows them to withdrawal successfully and avoid relapsing and continue progressing in treatment.
At Sunrise Ranch, we understand the courage that it takes to seek treatment for a substance abuse problem, which is why we approach everyone who comes to our drug and alcohol treatment center for care with the dignity and respect they deserve. We work closely with individuals to create customized treatment plans that are specifically designed to help meet each individual’s unique needs so that his or her recovery goals can be reached. If you or a loved one could benefit from the comprehensive substance abuse rehabiliation and withdrawal services that we offer here at Sunrise Ranch in Riverside, California, please do not hesitate to contact us today.