The first thing you need to know about detoxing, from any addictive substance at all, is that you need to do medically supervised alcohol or drug detox. Going through withdrawal from a drug or from alcohol on your own, or even under the supervision of well meaning loved ones, can result in horrible medical problems and can even end in death. Instead contact a South Florida detox center and work with them to make a plan that works for you and will get you clean and ready for recovery.
Once you’ve found a program and you’re getting ready to detox you might feel nervous, frightened. That’s understandable. Most people feel nervous about getting clean, that’s what addiction does to us. You feel like you need the drugs or the alcohol because your body does need it. Detox will help your body let go of its dependence, but it can be scary. Here are some tips to help you feel more secure going into detox.
- Make sure to visit the detox facility before you attend the program. Take a tour and ask as many questions as you need to be sure it is the right program for you.
- Do a lot of positive self talk. Basically fake it until you make it. Even if you feel like detox is going to be impossible, or you’re not feeling like you have the strength to go through such a difficult thing, tell yourself you can. Remember the little engine that could? It’s cliche but it’s true, sometimes mind over matter is all we have, but if you are consistent with it, you really can change your own mind. When it comes to detox, believing you can do it is everything. So if you don’t believe in your heart, just tell yourself you can do it, and take one step forward at a time.
- Be honest with your family and loved ones about what is going on with you. You need their support. No one can do it on their own. If you reach out to them and confide in them, they will better be able to support you when you leave detox and rehab to start your sober life.
If you or someone you know struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol you probably already know some of the scary ways it can change someone’s whole life, from ruining a career, to deteriorating the most important relationships. If you are suffering from addiction, and are seeking out addiction recovery in Florida, call us now at (855) 441-2449 to learn more about our intensive inpatient treatment or outpatient detox center in South Florida. We can help relieve your concerns and support you as you deal with everything form the nervousness of starting detox to your concerns after you’ve completed rehab and are reentering the everyday world.