If you’re struggling with addiction, Tampa medical detox through WhiteSands Treatment can help you withdraw successfully and safely
Addiction is characterized by the inability to stop using drugs or alcohol compulsively despite the problems your use causes in your life. Many people who develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol also develop a dependence, which is not the same thing as addiction. Tampa medical detox addresses your drug dependence and helps you restore normal brain function so that you can begin to focus on recovery.
How Does Dependence Develop?
Dependence occurs when your brain changes the way it functions in order to compensate for the presence of a substance of abuse. With chronic, heavy use, you will likely begin developing a tolerance, which is the first indication that you may be developing a dependence. Tolerance means that it takes increasingly larger doses of drugs or alcohol to get the desired effects.
At some point, brain function may shift so that your brain now operates more comfortably when drugs are in your system. As a result, when you stop using, normal brain function rebounds. This causes the onset of withdrawal symptoms, which vary depending on the substance.
Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, such as with alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal, it can be dangerous or even fatal. Most people who try to detox on their own quickly return to using drugs or alcohol just to make the discomfort end.
Supervised Tampa medical detox helps you detox safely and comfortably so that you can focus on recovering from the addiction.
How Does Tampa Medical Detox Work?
Tampa inpatient detox centers offer a safe, comfortable place to detox. Tampa medical detox is supervised by medical and mental health professionals who provide 24-hour support and supervision. During medical detox, medications are administered as needed to help reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and even shorten the amount of time it takes to detox.
Many high-quality treatment programs offer a range of complementary therapies like yoga or acupuncture to help improve your comfort and increase your sense of wellbeing for the best possible detox experience.
Tampa Opiate Detox for Dependence on Heroin or Prescription Painkillers
Withdrawal from heroin and other opiates can be excruciating. High-quality medically-assisted detox for opiate addiction helps you end your dependence on opiates safely and comfortably. An alternative to detoxing from opiates is medication-assisted treatment, which involves taking a synthetic opiate medication to prevent the onset of withdrawal symptoms altogether so that you can focus on recovery. With medication-assisted therapy, you won’t be bothered by the intense opiate cravings that can last for weeks or even months. Most addiction experts recommend medication-assisted therapy, which is available through Tampa inpatient detox centers.
Tampa Medical Detox is Not the Same as Addiction Treatment
Medical detox is not addiction treatment. It only addresses the physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. Detox alone isn’t enough to help you successfully end an addiction for the long-term.
Addiction treatment through WhiteSands Treatment should begin immediately after detox is complete. Addiction treatment involves both traditional and complementary therapies that help you:
- Address the complex issues that underlie your addiction.
- Develop a toolkit of skills to cope with stress, cravings, and other relapse triggers.
- Find purpose and meaning in life without drugs or alcohol.
- Repair your damaged relationships.
- Restore your physical and mental health.
High-quality treatment through WhiteSands Treatment has helped many people end an addiction for the long-term, and it can help you reclaim your life and restore your relationships, health, and sense of wellbeing. If you’re ready to end your addiction and find authentic happiness and joy in a life free of drugs and alcohol, contact us today at for the best possible chances of long-term recovery.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.