While alcohol is a legal substance that is socially acceptable, for those individuals suffering from alcohol misuse, alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and going through alcohol detox can be much worse than any illicit or illegal substance.
Addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that can be fatal if left untreated. Most individuals that suffer from addiction and substance use disorder know they are in need of help and that their lives are out of control and fairly unmanageable way before they ever begin searching for help. One of the reasons that people delay or put off getting help to overcome their addiction is fear. Fear that they don’t know what recovery looks like. Fear of living without drugs and alcohol because the substances do something for them that they don’t believe they can live without. Fear of how others will see them because of their addiction and fear of the stigma of addiction. For many people [...]
We know that addiction and substance use disorder is complex, chronic illness and that long-term recovery is best supported by a continuum of care that includes comprehensive clinical services, monitoring, and ongoing recovery and community support.
Addiction is a complex, chronic illness and we know that a long-term continuum of care that includes comprehensive clinical addiction treatment services, monitoring, and engagement in on-going community recovery support is vital to achieving long-term, sustainable recovery.
Part of any medical detox protocol to help someone stop misusing drugs and alcohol are medications. Whether is it over-the-counter medications to aid in regular discomfort, or specific and targeted medications to help with withdrawal, medications can play a key role in helping a patient get through any physical and mental discomfort and act as a necessary bridge through the difficult first days and weeks of early recovery.
Here at Innovo Detox in Pennsylvania, we understand that making the decision to stop active addiction and seek out recovery is daunting. The fear of withdrawals, the fear of detox, the fear of change, and the fear of living life without drugs and alcohol can be scary, and that fear can keep someone in active addiction for many years.
Stopping drug use and substance abuse, or going through withdrawal due to substance use disorder, is one of the most difficult things anyone can do. Addiction can wreak havoc on an individual physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
It is important to understand that in some cases, stopping the use or misuse of drugs and alcohol requires medical attention and in other cases, it does not.
Many people suffer from substance use disorder and addiction and many of those people, in order to find recovery from addiction, will need treatment and ongoing recovery support.
As we are dealing with unprecedented times, through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, we are learning to live with a lot of “new.” Some of the “new” in our lives include working from home or working remotely, homeschooling our children, ordering food delivery