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Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be one of the most painful and difficult experiences one could ever go through.  There are many different types of withdrawal with many different symptoms.  Opiate withdrawal is one of the most painful but although it is very excruciating it is not the most dangerous.  Alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal is the most dangerous and is the only type of withdrawal that can potentially be fatal if not carefully monitored by medical supervision and slowly weaned down to safe levels to where the individual can fully cease Opiate withdrawal can be life threatening only if there are prior health issues and problems.  All types of withdrawal are difficult in one way or another and it is important to realize that this is just the first step one takes towards recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Withdrawal is just the initial step to one’s recovery and once an individual has gone through this process they can begin to slowly nourish their body and mind back to good health and start addressing and confronting the issues that led up to their addictions in the first place.  Recovery doesn’t happen overnight and is a long strenuous process that requires daily commitments to making it the top priority of an individual.  It takes a lot of work and one must first have the desire to live a drug and alcohol free life.  Withdrawal from any type of drug or alcohol is extremely difficult but if one can overcome this first obstacle they are on the right path to recovery.

Usually withdrawal should be done at a detoxification unit or center where there is a qualified medical staff that can offer 24 hour supervision and assistance, especially if one is coming off of alcohol or benzodiazepines.  There are usually state or county provided detoxification units in every large metropolitan area that accept individuals based on bed availability and how bad one is addicted and how severe their withdrawal symptoms are.  Due to this one should begin looking for bed availability as soon as possible if they are thinking about withdrawing from drugs or alcohol and don’t have the means or resources to pay for a private facility.  Withdrawal is a major step and the sooner one can begin planning, the better off they will be.  It is a very difficult process as it is and one doesn’t want to be discouraged or give up before the process even starts.   

If you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol addiction and is looking to start recovering and may need advice, guidance, assistance or counseling on withdrawal methods or facilities, please don’t hesitate to contact a drug or alcohol counselor or rehabilitation center today.  The road to recovery is just a phone call away

Opiates Withdrawal
Rapid anesthesia detoxification involves infusion of intravenous medications that quickly remove the opioids from the opiate receptors in the body. These receptors are where all opioids attach, inducing the feeling of euphoria and pain relief.   It's proven. After the opiates withdrawal and the person is clean and the worst of withdrawal is over.