Long-term use of alcohol and drugs changes your brain and body. Over time, you adapt to the presence of toxic chemicals. But these adaptations lead to imbalance, and this abnormal, imbalanced state becomes your new normal. When you stop using alcohol and drugs, your mind and body respond within hours. You enter a psychological and physical state known as withdrawal.
Depending on the details of your alcohol and/or substance use history, withdrawal can lead to dangerous and, in some cases, life-threatening symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can last from a couple of days to a week – depending on factors unique to you.
Symptoms of withdrawal vary, but may include:
- Panic Attacks
- Muscle and joint pain
During the detox and withdrawal process, our medical team monitors and supports you 24/7 to ensure your physical safety and psychological, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. When our medical team clears you to begin treatment, you begin participating in group therapy, individual therapy, and healthy, life-affirming recovery activities with the Beacon House community.