The Rose provides drug addiction treatment for women suffering from withdrawals. Our treatment is designed for women by women, providing a unique rehab experience ideal for treating drug addiction.
Causes of drug addiction withdrawal
The ongoing use and abuse of substances has the potential to cause a great deal of adversity within a person’s life. Regardless of whether an individual is misusing prescription medications, injecting heroin using a needle, or drinking one too many drinks throughout the day, the regular use of any type of drug or alcohol can result in devastating consequences unless professional care at an addiction treatment and rehab center is sought.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, clarifies the eleven criteria (though certain diagnoses only list ten) that would elicit a diagnosis of a substance use disorder:
- Consuming a substance more frequently or in greater amounts than originally intended
- Having a desire to reduce one’s use of a substance or being unable to reduce the amount or frequency in which a substance is used
- Spending excessive amounts of time trying to acquire, use, or recover from the effects of a substance
- Experiencing an overwhelming desire to use more of a substance
- Failing to adhere to responsibilities as a result of using a substance
- Continuing to use a substance despite experiencing adverse effects as a result of using a substance or experiencing the effects of a substance
- Abandoning responsibilities or pleasurable activities in favor of using a substance
- Using a substance in situations in which it could be dangerous to the user or others
- Continuing to use a substance despite an awareness that problems have resulted because of substance abuse
- Developing a tolerance for a substance
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not under the influence or when one is unable to continue using a substance
Depending on the severity of a person’s addiction, at least two or all of these criteria must be met in order to receive a diagnosis of a substance use disorder from a professional at a rehab and treatment center. For those who experience tolerance and withdrawal symptoms, treatment at a rehab center for addiction and substance abuse is most certainly warranted.
The reason why tolerance and withdrawal are especially notable criteria is because they can each lead to life-threatening consequences when experienced outside the confines of professional rehab and treatment. Tolerance for a substance ultimately requires a person to ingest more of his or her substance of choice in order to experience the desired effects. Additionally, if the substance has the capacity to do so, withdrawal symptoms can emerge if the individual is unable to continue her use of the substance.
Withdrawal symptoms can be especially unpleasant and uncomfortable, and even have the ability to compromise a person’s effort to achieve recovery. It is for this very reason that, when withdrawal symptoms occur, treatment and rehab must be sought in order to help a person successfully break free from the grips of an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Signs of drug withdrawal
If an individual experiences withdrawal symptoms after stopping her substance use, it is indicative that that person is battling an addiction. Depending on the substance that a person is abusing, the withdrawal symptoms experienced can vary. The following are some examples of withdrawal symptoms that can emerge once an individual has discontinued her use of a substance or substances:
- Suicidal ideation
- Accelerated heartrate
- Memory impairment
- Bone pain
- Changes in body temperature
- Changes in weight
- Sleep disturbances
- Stomach cramping or pain
- Depressed mood
- Muscle pain
- Drastic shifts in mood
- Anxious feelings
- Appetite changes
- Teary eyes
- Poor concentration
- Problems with vision
- Runny nose
If you are unsure if you or someone you care about is experiencing withdrawal symptoms and is struggling with an addiction, it is a good idea to consult with an addiction professional at an addiction rehab center, such as The Rose of Newport Beach, to know for sure and ask about treatment options.
Why seek rehab for drug addiction withdrawal in Newport Beach, CA
An addiction is a serious condition that necessitates treatment and rehabilitation in order to overcome it. Because of the dangers associated with substance abuse and addiction, it is also important to consider treatment and rehab that are effective and mitigate withdrawal symptoms. If a person is grappling with a substance use disorder and experiences withdrawal symptoms when not under the influence of the substance, seeking treatment and rehab at addiction centers like The Rose of Newport Beach can pose many advantages.
Withdrawal symptoms, which can be not just uncomfortable but painful as well, can often be enough to drive a person back to abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Once symptoms of withdrawal manifest, users often discover that their discomfort can be alleviated by resuming the use of her substance of choice. When this occurs, that person is more likely to stay trapped in an ongoing and relentless pattern of substance abuse to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms again. However, if a person seeks treatment and rehab that addresses and treats the withdrawal process, then that individual has a greater chance at true recovery.
A treatment option that includes care for those who require treatment and rehab for withdrawal symptoms is residential treatment. Within this level of care, individuals addicted to substances that elicit withdrawal symptoms can receive the interventions and support they need to endure this phase of care safely and minimize discomfit during withdrawal. Typically supervised by medical professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses, the withdrawal process can be much more tolerable and comfortable within a treatment and rehab setting. Lastly, by receiving treatment, those once bound by the chains of addiction can realize a life that is recovered and healthy.
The Rose of Newport Beach is a leading provider of women’s addiction treatment and our staff understands how the process of withdrawal can compromise women’s recovery efforts. For this reason, our treatment center is pleased to facilitate detox services so as to make withdrawal more comfortable.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about the world class care offered at The Rose, feel free to contact us at your convenience. At The Rose of Newport Beach, a recovered and healthy life can blossom.