Why is Drug Detox so Important?
Why is Drug Detox so Important? Addiction recovery involves the body’s efforts to cleanse itself of the chemicals and toxins that are released when a person consumes or has ingested harmful drugs. Detoxification is often the initial step in drug addiction therapy for people who require it.
Physical dependency means that your body has adapted to the presence of the drug, and you experience severe withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly reduce the amount of the drug you are taking.
Can you die from drug withdrawals?
Even though opiate withdrawal can cause problems, the most common cause of mortality from opioids is overdose, not withdrawal. When withdrawing from heroin, it’s always best to seek the help of an addiction professional and a medical detox facility.
The severity of withdrawal symptoms varies from person to person, depending on the length of time and level of drug usage.
Obsessive users become physiologically hooked on opiates and are also frightened to stop using for fear of experiencing unpleasant side effects when they do so. As soon as a few hours after long-term usage of opioids like “sugars” or “H,” withdrawal symptoms might begin. A person who has been abused and dependent for a long time is in danger of major medical consequences and should seek competent medical assistance. Withdrawal can have the following side effects:
- Irresistible drug cravings
- a lot of perspiration
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Intense soreness in the muscles
- The limbs begin to swell.
- Body heaviness and excruciating aches and pains
- Emotional peaks and troughs
- Sweating profusely
- An itchy nose
- When other medical issues are present, a person may be at risk for death.
Precipitated withdrawal can occur during detox if people do not accurately disclose their drug usage history and the last dose they took. Precipitated withdrawal occurs when an opioid agonist, such as “H” or “sugars,” is still present in the bloodstream when someone takes an active opioid antagonist medicine.
A drug assessment performed before entering detox can help to prevent this. It’s possible to prevent future drug abuse by having a medically-supervised detoxification program. Contact ARCA rehabs for more information about detox treatment.