Developing an alcohol or drug dependence makes trying to get sober more difficult. Some people living in active addiction know what to expect from withdrawal. Others who haven’t experienced withdrawal symptoms have heard how uncomfortable they can be. While seeking recovery is a smart choice for your future, withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous, especially without medical intervention.
Physical Withdrawal Symptoms
Depending on the substance and a man’s addiction history, the severity of withdrawal symptoms can vary. Different substances can incite various physical symptoms. However, there’s no denying that substances like alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and others can cause significant pain and discomfort. Some of these symptoms include:
- Body tremors
- Bone, muscle and joint aches
- Stomach cramping
- Cold sweats
Additionally, the withdrawal process also causes organ damage. The process can put the heart under tremendous stress because it’s working harder than it has to. These symptoms can lead to elevated blood pressure. Long-term substance abuse also weakens the heart, making the extra work even more dangerous.
Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms
Psychological withdrawal symptoms usually arise within 8–12 hours of non-consumption. Abruptly quitting just about any substance can generate these effects, which can include:
Going through the withdrawal process makes it difficult for a person to focus. Individuals undergoing withdrawal can be temperamental. In fact, the process causes many people to resort to using just to calm themselves down. Being under medical supervision makes it easier for men to combat these cravings.
How Serenity Lodge Can Help
Located in California, Serenity Lodge is a fully accredited drug and alcohol rehab facility that works with an off-site detox program. Beginning your journey with detox ensures you’ll have qualified, 24/7 medical supervision to help manage uncomfortable mental and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Once detox is through, our male-only treatment programs will help you continue the recovery process. Clients can take advantage of various addiction therapy techniques, relapse prevention education and beneficial amenities that promote holistic healing.
Along with detox and therapy, Serenity Lodge also offers a variety of relaxing amenities that will help you cope with withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, so amenities offer you a great way to relax and develop new positive coping mechanisms. Rehab is the perfect time to build new healthy habits and get practice overcoming the temptation to relapse. You should start with eating 3 nutritious meals a day. Monitoring in inpatient rehab helps you account fully for what you eat.
In our safe, relaxing environment, clients also take full advantage of amenities including but not limited to:
- Sauna and massage therapy
- Racquetball courts
- Fully equipped fitness facility
- Meditation Pyramid
- Movie theater
- Recording studio
Serenity Lodge amenities are more than just perks or ways to overcome withdrawal symptoms. Hobbies and fitness can boost self-esteem and provide clients with lifelong skills and habits that improve mood and lead to better overall health. From sports to creative art, Serenity Lodge offers you the chance to let loose while staying sober. Come find your new passion with us today!
Don’t let withdrawal symptoms stop you or a loved one from getting help. Call Serenity Lodge today at 866.379.4365 to begin recovery.