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Detox & Withdrawal

Seeking out Detox Options from Hayward?

It’s not easy to seek out detox but it is a crucial step in the fight for your sobriety. The important thing is that you can receive assistance during detox. A Better Today has a great, accredited staff available to aid you through even the hardest moments of detox. You don’t need to do it alone, there are much safer options and A Better Today is a great one. If you are interested in coming to A Better Today then call (510) 244-3643 and restart your life.

Why Quitting Cold Turkey By Yourself is a Bad Idea

Choosing to detox with a better today is the far better than the alternative of going cold turkey by yourself. With alcohol specifically, trying to go cold turkey can result in convulsions, hallucinations and heart seizure. Detoxification is a two-fold process. The first stage of cleansing your body from all the toxins can take about a couple days to a week. The second stage usually happens over the span of a few months as the brain returns to normal functioning. Though in rehab you are given medication to help with your withdrawal symptoms, it is not advised to take them on your own at home as you need a medical staff to monitor your health.

When you chose to get treatment at our facility and with our trained staff you are investing in world class treatment. A Better Today is run by people who have the dedication and necessary training to help you recover from addiction. Though there is no cure for addiction, there are methods of treating the disease and A Better Today employs world class methods in the practice of helping your recovery.

A Better Today is Here to Help You Withdrawal

The withdrawal process is scary because of the side effects associated with it, which are often physically and mentally challenging. Some of the physical side effects include: vomiting, shaking, sweating, change in appetite, headache and seizures. Some of the psychological side effects include: anxiety, depression, insomnia and paranoia. Given these side effects there’s a lot of hesitancy on the part of the addict to get help. But, with A Better Today they administer a supervised medical withdrawal. The supervised medical withdrawal involves using various medications to counter act the symptoms associated with detox.

The amount of time it takes to detox depends on the person and their frequency of drug or alcohol use leading up to the point of detox. It’s important for the patient to give full disclosure regarding the amount of drug or alcohol abuse they engaged in before they go in for treatment so that the providers can know how to perform detox. If you or your loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction call (510) 244-3643.