Are you suffering from addiction and want to stop? Do you fear the idea of going through withdrawal alone? There’s good news — our San Antonio detox center for drugs and alcohol is now open! If you have a substance use disorder, your first stop on the road to recovery should be our San Antonio detox center for drugs and alcohol. Once you are admitted, our medical staff will monitor you 24/7 to keep you safe and comfortable during withdrawal.
The Chemical Roots of Addiction
Addiction is a disease with ultimately chemical roots. No matter the social or emotional triggers, addiction is rooted in the brain’s neurotransmitters. The first time someone drinks or uses a drug, their brain’s neurotransmitters reacts to the new chemical by releasing its own chemicals. This second set of chemicals is the cause of the high people get from various drugs. Chasing that high leads some to use again and again, or to use it in higher doses.
As a person’s body becomes used to the presence of addictive substances, it adapts. More of the addictive substance is needed to achieve the same high. During addiction, when someone has gone too long without using, they experience cravings until they can use again.
When a person decides to stop using for good, however, those cravings turn into withdrawal symptoms. The body, now adapted to the presence of an addictive substance, negatively reacts to its absence. The intensity of withdrawal symptoms correlates directly to the intensity of an addiction. The more of a substance you used, or the more times that you used it, the worse withdrawal will be for you. Severe withdrawal can be life-threatening, which is why patients should enroll in our San Antonio detox center for drugs and alcohol.
Our San Antonio Detox Center For Drugs and Alcohol
San Antonio Recovery Center is proud to offer people the first step they need on the road to recovery: detox. Withdrawal begins within a day, or even hours, after last using your substance of choice. Doctors recommend against quitting cold turkey for a number of reasons. Outside a treatment facility, you could have access to the addictive substance and relapse to escape withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, some withdrawal symptoms, such as seizures and delirium tremens for alcoholics, are fatal. 24/7 medically monitored supervision offers patients safety and security as they endure detox.
At our San Antonio detox center for drugs and alcohol, we offer a variety of specialized detox services. These services are:
Heroin, and opioids in general, are notorious for having severe withdrawal symptoms. Prescription opiate painkillers are also more available than many illicit drugs, making relapse even easier. At our heroin detox center, our staff stands by to prevent seizures and relapse.
Alcohol, like heroin, has notoriously difficult withdrawal symptoms. Among these is delirium tremens. Patients experience auditory, tactile, and visual hallucinations and become noticeably disoriented and confused. The body also begins to shake, and the patient experiences fevers and high blood pressure that can be fatal. Medical staff often provide sedatives in order to suppress delirium tremens.
Men and women, with their different biological makeup, also experience addiction and withdrawal differently. As such, gender-specific detox centers allow staff to specialize in treating the unique symptoms of men and women. Medication is also administered with dosages designed to fit the different body sizes and chemistry between men and women.
Contact San Antonio Recovery Center
If you want to go sober but fear withdrawal symptoms or have relapsed before, there is hope. Our San Antonio detox center for drugs and alcohol removes the temptations of outside life and the dangers of quitting cold turkey. Contact us online or call 866.957.7885 for information on admissions, insurance verification, and our other treatment programs.