Drug addiction happens due to several complex reasons—some of them physical, while others are psychological, emotional and highly personal. Because of the intricate nature of drug addiction itself, breaking physical dependency to drugs can be best handled at a private inpatient drug rehab center, due to the varied and deep work that needs to be accomplished. Breaking physical dependency is the first priority, before the psychological or emotional reasons for your drug addiction can be treated. While it can be dangerous—and at best, foolhardy—to attempt to detox alone, private, inpatient drug rehab centers offer expertise, services and facilities to help you break the physical addiction to drugs, once and for all.
While each drug recovery program is unique, breaking physical dependency at private inpatient drug rehab centers should include the following aspects:
• Supervised Drug Detoxification
Drug dependency alters the production levels of neurotransmitters. After drug use ends, there is a lag before the body restores its normal level of these neurotransmitters, which is the cause of withdrawal. By treating the symptoms of withdrawal, supervised drug detox creates a period of abstinence so that the body to can resume its normal level of balanced neurotransmitter production.
• Minimization of Withdrawal Symptoms
Private inpatient drug rehab centers will never expect you to go through withdrawal symptoms without assistance. In fact, many drug withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated with traditional medical care, nutritional aids, alternative medicine, and individualized counseling. During the withdrawal phase of recovery, professional detox facilities should be made available to you with round-the-clock medical supervision and a caring, compassionate staff to help ease you through the withdrawal process.
• Treatment of Chemical Imbalances
Once detox is completed, it is possible to diagnose and treat any chemical imbalances. Through the use of diagnostic tests, addiction professionals can assess metabolic rates and chemical or hormone levels that can indicate an underlying problem. By curing these physiological issues, the bonds of physical dependency are lessened.
• Alternative Therapies for Long-Term Detoxification
Drug addiction strips the body of nutrients, which can take a long time to be replenished in the body. Targeted alternative therapies such as nutritional counseling, modified diet, supplements, and specialized exercise programs can restore vital nutrients to the body. Additionally, alternative medicine practitioners can aid detoxification and healing with massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, and other holistic and eastern medicine treatments.