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.