In Maine, inpatient detox/rehabilitation centers are a great way to ensure long term sobriety for addiction sufferers. While detox is beneficial as a starting point (the cleansing of the body), rehabilitation aims to hold in place any gain made during that time by way of counseling and 24 hour assistance. Studies are showing that those who enjoy long term therapy have a much higher rate of success than those utilizing short term therapy. Often times, an addict needs more than just a short term break from their damaging life habits, but a long term period of learning, reflection, and growth to facilitate permanent sobriety. Complete recovery, even with the best treatment in the world, is ultimately up to the individual. A healthy attitude toward treatment will yield a greater likelihood of success than someone unwilling or reluctant to attend.
As is widely understood, substance changes brain chemistry; for this reason, a patient very far along in their addiction may obviously have trouble quitting on their own. With each relapse and failure, an addict increases the likelihood they will delve deeper into their addiction, with each relapse period yielding more intense symptoms. An individual in this condition should not feel ashamed to seek professional detox help, and may find comfort in the fact that at this stage of the game, the chemical stronghold may be stronger than their sheer willpower. Detox centers in Maine make it their goal to help an addict quit under medically supervised conditions. Medication is administered that make withdrawal symptoms much more tolerable and often times completely pain free. A detox center with a rehabilitation program to supplement it is an even stronger way to ensure long term sobriety of a patient. Addiction is as much physical as it is mental, so counselors are on hand to assist a patient in learning the life skills necessary to continue down the path of sobriety long after treatment.
Symptoms of substance withdrawal differ for each individual. Sweating, tremors, and nausea are more common symptoms noted from withdrawal. Major strides have been made in medical advancements as well as our scientific understanding of substance addiction; up until fairly recently, a patient entering a rehabilitation program had to feel every bit of the brunt of their withdrawal symptoms and endure them. While many were able to make it through this process, a greater number were simply not strong enough to fight through the initial period and continued on in their damaging lifestyle.
For more information, or to find a detox center in Maine, contact 800-483-2193 to speak with a counselor.