Suffering from a drug addiction or know a loved one who is? Here we go into detail about drug addiction, various treatments available for you and how you can benefit from going to treatment for your drug addiction.

Developing an addiction can be dangerous not only physically but mentally which leads you to the thought of stopping the drug completely is not an option. Drugs can create a physical dependency when they are being consumed frequently on a daily basis in order for the user to feel ‘normal.’ 

A massive dependency will also be created inside the brain which can create reasons to continue to keep taking the drug so it becomes even harder to quit the drug such as how you are going to move on in life without taking the drug or the thought of having to deal with the tough withdrawal symptoms that come with drug addiction. These thoughts can delay users from booking themselves into rehab treatment, if you are feeling that drug addiction is starting to become a serious problem or know a loved one who is battling addiction do not delay in reaching out before the worst happens.

What Is A Drug Detox?

Drug detox is when a person undergoes a procedure of removing any form of drugs that you have in your system out of your body to get it back to its normal state. Becoming addicted to drugs means you will more than likely suffer from withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using the drug.

It’s not best practice or safe to do a detox by yourself especially if you have a strong addiction to alcohol, heroin, cocaine etc. as the strongest withdrawal symptoms can be painful such as severe vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath all of which can lead to in worse case death. The most effective way that you can rid your body of drug addiction is through a medically supervised space where specialists can monitor you and offer support throughout the difficult period.

Which Drugs & Substances Will Require A Detox?

Some of these drugs and substances are legal such as alcohol and prescription meaning many believe don’t believe they have an addiction due to them being more socially accepted but these legal substances can just be as dangerous to stop taking so will require a medical detox as well.

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Signs You Have A Drug Addiction

Taking drugs on a daily basis means your body will start to be accustomed to meaning you can start to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you stop using them.

You will get different withdrawal symptoms based on the drug addiction that you have and there are many other factors such as the amount you have been taking on a daily basis, the time of use and any previous health problems.

There are a lot of common symptoms that come with drug addiction though that you can suffer such as:

Physical Symptoms

Psycholgical Symptoms

What Is Most Effective Drug Detox Treatment?

There are various methods when it comes to detoxing drugs from your system, but the most effective detox treatment for drug addiction is a rehab centre with professional support from medically trained staff.

This is stopping drugs completely after daily use of substances will lead to withdrawal symptoms that if aren’t treated in the correct manner can end up becoming seriously life-threatening. 

Following a call with our support team, we can get an assessment of your current drug use and the severity of your addiction to put you in contact with a rehab centre in the United Kingdom that is suited to you so you can begin your drug detox.

Finding Drug Detox Treatment

Finding a rehabilitation centre to undergo a drug detox can be a hard task, our support team are on hand 24 hours a day to refer you or a loved one to the correct rehab centre across the United Kingdom, we will take your information on the current situation of your addiction, where you are located and the budget you have.

Having this information can help us forward you to the right rehabilitation centre that can undertake a safe drug detox by medically trained staff and you can start to begin your road to recovery today. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about drug detox treatment programs? Get the answers and learn more about drug detox with these frequently asked questions.

Drug detoxes are a first step for many people who want to break free from addiction. Detoxing is the process of removing all traces of drugs from your body, and it can help you get back on track with your life. Drugs leave the body in one of two ways: through urine or by being broken down by the liver. A drug detox helps clear both routes, so that when you stop taking drugs, they won't linger and cause withdrawal symptoms.

If you are addicted to drugs, then the safest place to detox is at a rehab centre. At a rehab centre, they will be able to provide you with medically supervised care and treatment so that your withdrawal symptoms are managed safely and effectively. A detox is the process of removing all traces of drugs from your body. This can be done through cold turkey or gradually using medications such as methadone or Suboxone in order to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

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