It can be hard to discern when someone you care about starts to exhibit signs of addiction, but it can be much harder to admit if you are the one experiencing it. Recovering from addiction, however, is a different kind of difficulty. At Mallard Lake Detox Center, we have made it our mission to spread awareness and information about the symptoms of addiction and when to start to look for treatment.
Symptoms of Physical Withdrawal
Physical withdrawal symptoms start to occur just a few hours after the last drug consumption. This can be very dangerous as symptoms can get more intense as you build a higher tolerance to the drug. Common symptoms include constipation, headaches, muscle pain, nausea, and tremors.
Behavioral and Mental Health Problems
We understand that people with mental health issues have a higher risk of taking and abusing drugs, which is why patients with depression or anxiety tend to abuse certain drugs. However, addiction imposes a risk of developing worse psychological problems.
Uncontrollable Hunger for the Substance
Even if some patients are determined to go through the detox process, the craving for drugs can be overwhelming. These experiences can be very intense even when the patient’s physical withdrawal symptoms aren’t severe.
Unaddressed Medical Concerns
Patients hiding their addiction can cause them to stop going to professionals for any physical or mental issues. It can also cause a disconnection between them and their loved ones. Abusing certain drugs can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms or effects that may worsen your pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, patients suffering from addiction don’t realize they have failing organs and other medical issues, only to find out about them in the detox process.
Unsuccessful Recovery Attempts
Good intentions don’t automatically mean successful recovery. Sometimes, the most determined patients are unable to handle the withdrawal symptoms or give in to drug cravings. Detoxing alone can work for some people, but medical detox should be on the table after a few unsuccessful tries.
Get in Touch
If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at Mallard Lake Detox Center. Here, we make sure patients feel comfortable and safe during their recovery process.