Every day that a drug dependent person delays treatment is a day of risks. Across the US, there is a wave of opiate addiction that has left thousands of ruined lives. Heroin and other opiates along with prescription opioids have sent thousands of mostly young people into emergency rooms. Police and first responders found many more drug users in unresponsive states and were revived only because of the recent trend towards providing naloxone kits to school officials, police and firefighters.
Drug usage exposes the addict to many dangers. The occurrence of a single event can change lives for the worse and forever. Many drug users experience organ failures from drugs or alcohol. These include heart and vital organs that can leave permanent damage and limits on life activities. Illegal drug usage such as involvements with prescription drugs and opiates frequently cause criminal law entanglements. Arrests and convictions for drug offenses can limit one’s future in severe and harmful ways. While many courts prefer to divert drug users into treatment, the road to a clean record is long and difficult.
Detoxification provides an answer to the difficult stage of mental and physical cravings for drugs or alcohol. Drug abuse changes both the body and the brain chemistry is ways that create powerful urges and deep levels of dependence. We understand how difficult and frightening the idea of stopping drugs or alcohol can be. Some users have long histories and high tolerances for drugs or alcohol. The immediate effect of detox is to gain strength. As one stops using drugs, the body and brain begin to adjust and try to restore the normal balances.
The dangers and prospects of injury or death are part of the burden that the families of drug dependent people must bear. They carry the fear and dread of these severe events each day. Treatment is the answer, and detoxification is a critical early step. Detoxification can be the key to successful treatment and rehabilitation because it sets the stage for recovery. Detoxification helps claim the body and mind from the grip of drug or alcohol abuse. When a loved one needs detoxification to begin the long journey to sober and drug-free living, call us. We can help find the right resources to match the addict’s life situation. Call us today, we can help ease the burdens of concern for an addicted family member or loved one. Call us today.