Equip Yourself with the Right Tool for Opiad Recovery
The First Step
In any recovery process, the first step–besides accepting that you are addicted–is finding a suitable place to help support you through your recovery. Often called opiate detox centers, these facilities are designed specifically to help a person who is addicted to opiates get back on their feet. It can be an extremely vulnerable time. For those who have tried to quit their addiction in the past but relapsed, part of that problem could be because you weren’t in the right environment for your recovery. Too often, abusers attempt to recover in the exact environment that drove them to opiates in the first place. Their very surroundings remind them of the lows and highs they experience whilst using the opiate. As such, placing yourself in an environment that is fresh, new, and is not associated with the need for the opiate is the first step you should consider when you’re on the road to opiate recovery.
Acute Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms are sometimes the primary reason for a relapse. Abusers may not realize how terrible withdrawal can be, and so they end up crumbling and returning to their addiction. It’s an understandable response. That’s why a detox center is perfect. It understands that pain and knows what symptoms the abuser is going to be experiencing through their withdrawal. As such, they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help the addict through each step.
Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal include nausea, muscle aches, body temperature fluctuations, sweating, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, yawning, sneezing, and diarrhea. Obviously, depending on the opiate in question as well as the history of use, there may be more or fewer symptoms that an addict may experience. Either way, it’s an unpleasant experience to fight through, especially when you’re on your own.
Restore Detox Centers wants to make sure that you’re not alone. Whatever your needs may be, they want to help you. After all, their primary goal is to help you onto that sober life that you’re craving to be a part of and live. By removing yourself from the environment that reminds you of your addiction and may encourage you to fall back into old habits, you can help yourself take recovery seriously.
You may be wondering just what Restore Detox Centers can do for you. Or what the process is by joining with them to help you kick the addiction. There are three main steps that the Center will walk you through. The first is an evaluation. During this step, you’ll provide a blood test for the facility, so they can determine where your body rests physically. You’ll also be screened for co-occurring conditions that may be both mental and physical. Besides checking your overall health, they’ll also be considering your social assessment and environment, risk assessment for withdrawal severity, and your need for medical supervision.
With that phase over, you then transition into what is known as the stabilization step. With all of that information gathered about you, the officials can create a unique plan designed for your treatment. It’s tailored completely to your physical, mental, and social makeup, so they can provide you with the best care and support as you work through your withdrawal. Sometimes, they may offer medication to help you through certain parts of your detox and withdrawal. An emphasis is also placed on proper nutrition and diet to help your body heal itself. Addicts are usually malnourished, and as a result, a great deal of their biological processes are hindered due to the lack of energy their body possesses. A proper diet can help boost those healing properties once more. The officials will also inform you of the steps you’re going to take, so you’re not completely blindsided. They can also bring in the support of friends and family during this time if you so wish it.
The final phase is treatment. It’s officially called substance dependent treatment. Essentially, the goal is to equip you with the tools and support you need to make sure that you don’t fall back into the drug. There are numerous programs you can choose from, and Restore can help you select the choice perfect for you.
Don’t Walk Alone
It can be so easy to fall back on old habits when you’re recovering alone. Don’t do it by yourself. Restore wants to help.