Millions of men across America struggle with addiction and its consequences every day. For some men, mental health issues lead them to use drugs or alcohol to cope. Addiction can cause physical health issues, problems in relationships, and trouble at work. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, a men's detox center could be the answer you're looking for.

The first step in overcoming addiction is admitting that you have a problem. This can be difficult for some men, as society tells them they should be able to handle their problems on their own. But admitting that you need help is a strength, not a weakness.

Once you've admitted that you have a problem, you can begin to seek help. There are many options available, and the best option for you will depend on your individual situation. Treatment can be accomplished in an outpatient or inpatient setting, and it can involve medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

Our San Antonio detox center provides a healing environment where men who are struggling with addiction can focus on their recovery away from the distractions of everyday life. Therefore, perhaps it's time to connect with our team today to learn more about our detox center in San Antonio. Contact us at 866.957.7885 or reach out online to begin your journey to recovery.

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Do You Need a Men's Detox Program?

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we want men to succeed in overcoming their addictions. The first step in every person's recovery process is detox, in which the body purges itself of the addictive substance. The severity of a person's withdrawal symptoms correlates with their addiction. A person who drinks or uses drugs casually might not develop severe withdrawal symptoms. However, a person who uses drugs or drinks in heavy amounts, or does so constantly, is deeply addicted. For those with a severe addiction, severe withdrawal symptoms are the result.

Withdrawal symptoms for some drugs are notoriously problematic. That is why a detox center provides withdrawal management to ensure detox goes safely and smoothly. Depending on what substance they are addicted to, quitting alone or trying to go cold turkey can result in a number of negative outcomes. Heroin detox provides relief from uncomfortable opioid withdrawal symptoms.

A benzo detox program helps avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms like seizures. For men addicted to alcohol, alcohol detox helps them avoid delirium tremens and other life-threatening complications. If the individual has their substance of choice available to them, they could decide to relapse and reset the recovery process.

Our men's detox center provides guests with a secure, medically monitored location in which to undergo withdrawal. The medical staff understands the unique male biology and the differences in male addiction vs. female addiction. As such, they are prepared to make the patient comfortable and safe during withdrawal.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms

In fact, every individual's detox experience is different. The ways in which an individual's body or mind handles the dependency of addiction and the cravings of withdrawal differ. However, there are still common symptoms to be observed during withdrawal, cutting across various substances. The most common withdrawal symptoms that we see in our men's detox center include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Migraines
  • Seizures

There are also, as mentioned above, some unique withdrawal symptoms. For those undergoing alcohol withdrawal, delirium tremens produces a variety of hallucinations, as well as tremors.

Residential Rehab at a Men's Detox Center in San Antonio

Detox is just the first step in the full continuum of care that we offer. First, many patients will continue to have post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS tends to be psychological while other withdrawal symptoms are often physical. Cravings, insomnia, mood changes, and other symptoms will continue for weeks, if not months after detox is completed.

Many men also struggle with co-occurring mental health issues. Even though detox helps the body end physical dependence, it takes further treatment to solve a mental illness and psychological dependence. Mental health issues and substance use issues, when both are present, feed off of and into one another.

For some men, a mental health issue like anxiety or depression led them to cope with substance abuse. For other men, substance abuse and addiction led to the development of new mental health issues. In either case, San Antonio Recovery Center offers dual diagnosis treatment. This approach addresses both conditions simultaneously through targeted therapy and support.

In San Antonio Recovery Center's residential rehab program, guests build on the healthy coping skills they learned during detox by living in our facility full time. Here, guests go through a daily schedule of addiction therapy and associated activities.

For patients unable to live at the facility full-time, we also offer an intensive outpatient program. Intensive outpatient treatment provides therapy and activities either as a day program or as a night program. This helps patients fulfill other life obligations like work and school while continuing to receive treatment.

Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center Today

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, reach out to San Antonio Recovery Center today. You don't have to fight addiction by yourself, and you shouldn't go through withdrawal by yourself. Set yourself up for success on the road to recovery.

Connect with a member of our team by calling 866.957.7885 or by reaching out online. We'll be happy to answer any questions, verify your insurance, and then tell you more about the programs we offer in our men's detox center. Our team can help you access the care you need and set you up with a strong foundation for lasting recovery.

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