As a result, there are many among us who have a problem with drug and alcohol addiction. An equal or stronger effort in the direction of sobriety needs to come about to overcome this terrible momentum and move forward to a healthier society as a whole.
Coming off Drugs and Alcohol
The first stage of getting off the addictive substances is to go through withdrawal and detox. This means you’ll need to remove the remnants of the drugs and alcohol from your system before long-term treatment can progress. The stages of the process are different for each type of drug used or for alcohol, and differs for each individual.
The detox phase can take longer for some than for others and is moderately dependent on your drug of choice and for how long you’ve been using. For example, detox from alcohol can be relatively quick compared to that from narcotics. Some people have been using multiple substances and will need to withdraw from them all at the same time. With some substances there will be a transition from the abused drug to a simulator type medication that will help with the withdrawal process, but the patient will need time to adjust to the new medication as well.