Making the decision to begin recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD) is an important one. It is also one of the most difficult decisions people make for many reasons. Realizing you have a problem, admitting you have a problem, and choosing to stop taking a drug you have become dependent on—are all major steps. Once the decision is made, how do you actually stop? What happens when withdrawal symptoms begin? The risks and discomfort of drug withdrawal often get in the way of making that first step onto the path of recovery. If you are a veteran who wants to reclaim your sobriety, the safest way to do that is in a veteran rehab center where a medically supervised detox can make that first step much easier.
At UpArmor Recovery, best practices guide our drug detox program for veterans. We provide professional support, including physician-managed detox. If you want to learn about our drug detox program in Mississippi, reach out today via online form or by calling 855.211.5537.
Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
If you have ever gone without your drug for a period of time when it was unavailable or withheld from you, you have probably experienced the early stages of withdrawal, which usually begin within a few hours. As time goes on, additional symptoms emerge, both physical and psychological.
Depending on the substance, symptoms may vary, but the most typical signs of early withdrawal from many drugs are below:
- Mood swings
- Muscle aches and pains
After some time, symptoms become more severe and can include:
- Profuse sweating
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- High blood pressure
In some cases, especially those with co-occurring disorders, psychiatric symptoms can be severe. These symptoms may include temporary psychosis that may manifest in hallucinations, delusional thinking, and paranoia. All these symptoms can be mitigated by the staff at UpArmor Recovery’s drug detox center for veterans.
The Benefits of a Drug Detox Center for Veterans
When you enter a professional detox program at UpArmor Recovery, you will receive wrap-around care provided by highly trained professionals experienced in ushering veterans through the process of withdrawal.
Some of the reasons that this level of care during drug and alcohol detox is important include:
- Safety – In a trigger-free environment under medical care, your symptoms will be monitored closely. If any underlying medical or psychiatric symptoms emerge unexpectedly, you will already be under medical supervision, and your doctors can manage whatever comes up swiftly.
- Symptom management – Your doctors will prescribe medications proven effective in easing the worst discomforts of drug withdrawal. Holistic therapies, mindfulness, and meditation can also help you with detox, and there are providers available to guide you.
- Therapeutic support – During your detox, any emotional roadblocks or psychological symptoms that may arise can be addressed quickly by a compassionate addiction specialist or psychotherapist. You are not alone during this process and will be supported throughout.
- Long-term outcomes – Successful recovery outcomes are linked to medical detox at the beginning of rehab. You will start your recovery from a position of strength, having rid yourself of all traces of drugs without burnout or negative side effects.
Consider the benefits of a drug detox program for veterans. Give yourself the best chance of success.
Drug Detox Program in Mississippi at UpArmor Recovery
UpArmor Recovery offers a high level of care in a safe setting where the specific needs of veterans are understood and respected. Reach out to learn about our excellent drug detox program and to find out about the outpatient treatment programs we offer once you emerge from detox completely drug-free and ready to begin recovery. We can help you find the right treatment plan whether that be an intensive outpatient program, a partial hospitalization program, or another option.