It’s perfectly natural to worry about detox for drug addiction. Many people living with drug addiction feel nervous about withdrawal symptoms and how they’ll be able to cope. Yet without detox, it’s not possible to move onto recovery and all of the incredible benefits it holds. That’s why understanding detox is so important. It’s true that it can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but don’t let that stop you (or a loved one) getting the help you need and deserve. Nobody should have to live with the fear and misery that drug addiction brings – detox is an essential first step in moving on and regaining control.

Taking the fear out of drug detox

For an active addict, it’s very difficult to have any sense of perspective when thinking about detox. It’s impossible to make informed decisions when judgement is so clouded. That’s why deciding to go through detox alone isn’t advisable. As withdrawal symptoms begin to occur, it’s extremely tempting to give up and have ‘one last fix’. Your opportunity for recovery has then been missed.

Unfortunately, quitting isn’t the only risk. For some people living with drug addiction, a medically-unsupervised detox can be a risk to health. It’s unbearable to manage your own withdrawal symptoms without medical knowledge and expertise – you have no means of controlling symptoms or being certain of what’s normal or not.

In expert hands

Going through detox in a drug rehab/recovery clinic will ensure that your detox is safe and far more likely to lead to recovery. Doctors and medical staff working in rehab clinics do everything they can to make the detox period as comfortable as possible. The first step will be a full assessment to determine a detox plan that’s right for you. This will look at a number of factors that also contribute to the length of the detox process. The factors include:

  • Your age
  • Your general health and wellbeing
  • Your mental health and state of mind
  • What you’re addicted to and how long you’ve been addicted for
  • Any other medications you’re taking

Usually, a substitute medication is prescribed to help your body cope with withdrawal from the drug you’re addicted to. Your detox will be closely supervised to make sure that you’re feeling well and everything is on track. You’ll also be encouraged to eat healthily and get lots of rest.

You may experience some withdrawal symptoms including sweating, nausea, headaches and muscle cramps and stiffness. Some people don’t experience any symptoms at all. The important thing to remember is that you won’t be alone and you’ll be safe at all times.

Detox with Step One Recovery in Spain

At the Step One Recovery centre in eastern Spain’s breathtaking Costa Brava, we’ve supported many clients through detox and onto successful recovery journeys. We’re committed to making detox as comfortable as possible and you can be certain of a warm welcome free from judgement, pressure and worry.

We understand the anxieties you face when beginning to tackle drug addiction with detox. Our expert team is highly experienced in giving the right support throughout a medical detox. Although detox can be challenging, it can also feel like a release once your body is cleansed. You’ll then be ready to begin looking at recovery through a bespoke treatment plan that will be devised specifically for you and the addiction you’ve experienced.

An innovative new detox treatment

We’re committed to being at the forefront of new developments within detox, rehab and recovery. That’s why we’re recently introduced NAD+ DETOX to our recovery’s centre treatment options in Alicante, Spain.

The NAD+ DETOX programme works by delivering a tailored infusion known as NAD+ coenzyme intravenously via a drip. NAD+ coenzyme rapidly breaks down the toxins and chemicals within and produced by drug abuse. You’ll feel clearer and brighter in just 5 days with a dramatic reduction in cravings. This advanced detox treatment can precede recovery treatment programmes and provide even more flexibility in terms of how long you stay with us.