What to Expect in Treatment
Luminance Recovery Rehabilitation Center in Orange County
No two recoveries will be exactly the same: addictions come in all degrees of severity across various substances abused, individuals want to beat their addictions for different reasons, and no two people will process the recovery experience the same. This is precisely why we at Luminance Recovery tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient.
There are, however, medical patterns during withdrawal of certain substances that professionals in our industry study and are prepared to treat. And no matter what substance you are trying to rid your life of through the help of Luminance Recovery, one thing that will not change is our devotion to that cause.
Patterns in Withdrawal by Substance
Addictions come in all forms and all degrees of severity. With that said, some of the below withdrawal symptoms may not apply to your or your loved receiving treatment. Medical professionals still have noted common symptoms of withdrawal for various symptoms, which we provide below:
- Alcohol: While in many cases recovering from alcohol addiction just requires a change of lifestyle and choices, more severe addictions may cause a withdrawal characterized by insomnia, nausea, abdominal pain, hallucinations, seizures, and delirium tremens (DTs), which can be fatal.
- Stimulants (Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy): These drugs mainly disrupt the normal flow of mood regulating neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, meaning that withdrawal will be more of an emotional roller coaster than a physical one, characterized by mood swings, strong cravings for the drug, and irregular sleeping patterns.
- Opiates and Painkillers (Heroin, Demerol, Vicodin, and OxyContin): In a heavy and frequent user, withdrawal of these drugs will likely require the most medical attention as symptoms of withdrawal can be life-threatening. Along with the emotional instability can come respiratory depression, seizures, coma, and even death.
What You Can Expect During and After Withdrawal
If you or your loved one’s addiction is severe enough to cause any of the above symptoms in withdrawal, our medical staff at Luminance Recovery is the ideal team for treatment. We provide around the clock monitoring and medical assistance to minimize discomfort and maximize our patients’ chances at a safe and successful detoxification process.
Withdrawal is only temporary, no matter how difficult it may be. And once this is over, the real progress can begin. Our program at Luminance Recovery continues to provide excellent emotional support and offer numerous fun activities designed for helping our patients experience pleasure from activities outside of drugs and alcohol. We are a comprehensive program that does more than get you through detox, but provides you the tools to continue to succeed in a clean and sober lifestyle long after your stay at our facilities.