Detox is always the first and often most difficult step in recovery. Today, many people across the United States are living with addiction. At Serenity Grove Recovery, we help students, families, and young professionals from all walks of life manage drug withdrawal symptoms with our detox and addiction treatment programs.
Family-owned Serenity Grove Recovery tailors inpatient and outpatient programs to individual needs for safe, inclusive drug detox. Learn more about our drug detox center today by calling 844.904.3485 to speak with an intake specialist.
Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal occurs when an addictive substance like drugs or alcohol leaves the body. When the brain develops an addiction, it relies on a drug’s chemicals for dopamine and serotonin and stops producing its own. This chemical shift causes the body to rely on drugs or alcohol to meet natural levels of chemicals needed to stay awake, fall asleep, feel motivated, and experience joy. During withdrawal, the brain craves drugs or alcohol because it no longer produces normal levels of these chemicals.
A few of the most common withdrawal symptoms associated with drug detox include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Drug-seeking behavior
- Erratic behavior
- Drug cravings
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal ideation
- Reckless behavior
- Sudden changes in mood
- Night terrors
- Changes in appetite
Withdrawal can be physically, psychologically, and emotionally overwhelming. A person may not feel like themselves. More often than not, willpower cannot stop a person from seeking drugs or using during withdrawal. This is normal. It can be equally difficult for loved ones to support someone’s needs during detox. To best prevent reuse and safely manage withdrawal, professional drug detox is recomended.
Medically Assisted Drug Detox for a Safe and Healthy Recovery
Medically assisted detox can help lessen withdrawal symptoms and monitor a client’s health during initial drug detox. For many clients, the first few days of withdrawal are the most difficult as a drug leaves their system. 24/7 care and attention from doctors and nurses can ease psychological and emotional stress during this time.
At Serenity Grove, we use NAD+ to break addiction cycles in the brain. This naturally occurring chemical decreases as we age. Supplemental NAD+ can reduce cravings and anxiety. Many people report a sense of calm and better stress responses when taking NAD+.
Our drug therapies include Suboxone for opiate and opioid detox. Suboxone can help clients manage opioid withdrawal and reduce the risk of reuse with a weekly, doctor-monitored dose.
Medically assisted detox also includes 24/7 monitoring and care. Our nursing staff focus on maintaining hydration, electrolyte balance, and vital signs. This can prevent dehydration and health complications that can worsen withdrawal symptoms. Our drug detox programs also include:
- Individual, family, and group therapy
- Continuing care
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Anger management training
- Anxiety treatment
- Experiential therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Relapse prevention
With therapies ranging from CBT and DBT to meditative therapies, or people-center therapies provide clients with the support they truly need to succeed at Serenity Grove and beyond.
Start Inpatient or Outpatient Drug Detox in Athens, Georgia
Not far from the University of Georgia, Serenity Grove provides safe, inclusive, LGBTQ-friendly care to students, families, and professions. With inpatient and outpatient detox programs, our services can fit your needs and lifestyle.
We believe in comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment to help clients balance mental health throughout recovery and beyond. Dual diagnosis prevents reuse, improves overall health, and provides clients with holistic tools for long-term health and wellbeing. With 12-step programs, a wide range of traditional and alternative therapies, Serenity Grove provides lifetime care and addiction recovery support.
Get the Support You Need Today at Serenity Grove’s Drug Detox Center
If you or someone you love is ready to learn more about Serenity Grove, reach out today. Connect with our compassionate staff at 844.904.3485 to learn more about our drug detox programs serving Athens, GA.