What is My Loved One Experiencing During the First Week of Treatment?

 

When your loved one is entering treatment, you may want to know what they’re working through with their recovery process.

Understanding the first few days of recovery can help when it comes to supporting your loved one as they get sober. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer drug, alcohol, and prescription drug detox in Stuart for those who struggle with addiction. Detox is always the first step in recovery, so it is likely that your loved one will spend the bulk of their first week in treatment going through the detox process. We’ve broken down some of the steps of the detox process so you can better understand what your loved one is going through.

The First 24 Hours in Treatment

The first day of detox can be tough, as this is when many withdrawal symptoms tend to appear. Depending on the duration of addiction, the type of drug used, and the number of drugs used, withdrawals can vary in terms of intensity and frequency. With heroin, for example, the first withdrawal symptoms can begin 6-12 hours after the last dose. Alcohol withdrawals, on the other hand, can begin within 8 hours after one’s last drink. In general, withdrawal symptoms present within 6-24 hours. Withdrawals can include:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive Issues
  • Sweating
  • Irritably
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Shivering
  • Sweating
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Confusion
  • Increased Heart Rate

We offer medical detoxification in Stuart to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Medical detoxification is crucial for safely getting sober from drugs and alcohol.

72 Hours after Beginning Detox

After completing the first few days of detox, many individuals are through their first stages of detox. But, certain drugs and substances can have withdrawal symptoms that last beyond the first few days of detox. This includes alcohol, heroin, and other opiates. These substances can have withdrawal symptoms which last for 7 days or longer. After detox and as withdrawals begin to taper, many patients transition into additional treatment programs for their recovery.

 
 

The Final Days of the First Week

Within the first week of drug and alcohol treatment, many individuals begin their next step of treatment. Following medical detoxification in Stuart, patients enter additional treatment programs on an inpatient, residential, or outpatient basis.

Call us at 888-280-4763 today to learn more about the detox process.

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.