Addiction is an unfortunately prevalent issue in our world today. In fact, alcoholism ranks third when it comes to deadly diseases in America. Addiction can affect all walks of life. But how do you know when it’s time to invest in medical detox? Here are a few signs to look out for.
You’re Suffering from Other Medical Conditions or Complications
Addiction can often stem from a need for pain relief. In fact, prescription painkiller addiction is a serious issue for countless people suffering from multiple medical issues. Of course, addiction over the course of many years can also lead to other medical complications. In some cases, the issue someone was attempting to alleviate through their addiction may only become worse. If you’re experiencing medical complications as a result of addiction, it could be time to reach out to a detox doctor in your area. And if you’re hoping to detox quickly, make sure you do your research and consult with a medical professional. Depending on the extent of your medical issues, you may need to invest in a slow detox to protect yourself from further issues.
You Consume Alcohol on a Regular Basis
Even if you’re not suffering from alcoholism, it’s important to seek professional detox processes if you still consume alcohol on a regular basis. At-home detoxes can work in rare cases, but it’s always safer to work with a medical professional. Not only will your doctor be available for questions and to help with your medical needs, but you’ll also need a solid support system for recovery. Once your initial detox is complete, recovery in a professional setting will require counseling and regular check-ins with your doctor to ensure there are no further complications. Alcohol can, unfortunately, be another one of those complications.
You’re Afraid of Withdrawal Symptoms
One of the most important things you need to consider as you get clean are withdrawal symptoms. If you’re afraid of what withdrawal might do to you, then you absolutely need to work with a medical professional and maybe even receive inpatient care as you wean yourself off of the substance you’ve been using. Withdrawal can be scary, but it’s a necessary part of the detoxification process. The more support you have during this time, the better.
Recovering from addiction starts with getting the right medical attention. If you’re struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Peace Medical.