Dealing with Detox in Quarantine

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The coronavirus is turning many people’s lives upside down.

People are forced to work from home. Events have been cancelled until further noticed. Virtual learning and communication are now the norm. Along with all of these changes, for addicts and alcoholics, the coronavirus may be taking it one step further.

How to Detox During the Coronavirus Without Help

Because of stay-at-home orders and limited contact with the outside world, many drug addicts are finding themselves running low on their preferred drugs with little way of getting more. The result is forced detox in quarantine, but going through withdrawal on your own is far from easy. If you are stuck detoxing in quarantine, these tips might make it easier.

Monitor Your Symptoms

Whether you are detoxing during quarantine by choice or by force, it is important to monitor all of your symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are unavoidable to some extent, but when these symptoms go beyond just being uncomfortable, you could be at risk. Sometimes withdrawal can lead to serious health risks that require medical attention. For this reason, you should carefully monitor your symptoms and reach out to your doctor immediately if anything abnormal arises.

Taper

If possible, try to tapper yourself off drugs or alcohol instead of quitting cold turkey. Especially if you have a severe addiction or have been abusing these substances for a long time, tapering can make withdrawal symptoms in quarantine more manageable as well as safer.

Stay Healthy

When going through a drug or alcohol detox, your body is trying to function without a substance that it has become dependent on. It also doesn’t help that you have been pumping your body with toxins for an extended period of time. Your body needs to heal and the best way to help it along is to be healthy. Follow a healthy diet filled with nutrients that your body probably desperately needs and stay hydrated. Both can help make the detox process easier.

Relax

Along with the physical discomfort you may feel from detoxing in quarantine, you will likely experience some psychological symptoms as well. In order to combat them, try to take time to relax during this process. Breathing exercises or meditation might help you keep your mind off of the detox process and help you work through the physical and mental pain.

Find Support

While you may be social distancing or quarantined alone, you still want to find support. Detox can be both physically and mentally draining, so it is important to have someone there that you can lean on along the way. Ask a trusted friend or family member to check in on you and talk you through the process to make it easier.

Get Professional Help

Detoxing without help can be dangerous and uncomfortable. If you are dealing with withdrawal in quarantine anyway, you might as well get help to make it easier. Our drug detox center in Stuart offers 24-support and medical supervision to make this process safer and more bearable. We are also taking every precaution we can to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19.

Follow-Up

If you have suffered through the withdrawal symptoms of detox in quarantine, then make it count. Detox is only the first step in sobriety. If you want to make it stick, you will likely need to go through other treatment such as our intensive inpatient program in Stuart. These professional programs are designed to help patients get to the root causes of their addiction and learn healthy coping strategies for lasting sobriety.



At Banyan Detox Stuart, we do not just help people detox from drugs or alcohol; we help people find long-term success in their sobriety journeys. To get started or to get help for someone you care about, call us today at 888-280-4763.


 

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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.