Some struggling addicts who want to heal from addiction to drugs or alcohol may want to do it on their own terms. Perhaps they don’t want to face the challenges of drug rehab or they may not have the money to afford the costly expenses of residential treatment. However, as you can imagine, creating a detox experience on your own can be incredibly challenging. For that reason, there are some professionals who can come to your home and help you with an in-home detox. And if you live in Southern California, there are many different services and options for Los Angeles residents.
There are many reasons why you may want to get support for in-home detox services. For instance, if you’re attempting a self-detox at home, without support you might experience the following:
• Loss of appetite
• Muscle pains
• Changes in respiratory rates
• Changes in heart rates
• Blood pressure changes
• Upset stomach
• Body aches
• Inability to sleep
• Intense cravings
• Suicidal thoughts
• Mood swings
• Negative thinking
• Fuzzy thinking
• Anxiety or panic
As you can imagine, it will be necessary for your physical and psychological well-being to have a professional assist you with in-home detox services.
Another danger to doing a detox at home without support is the familiar environment. At home, it’s easy to bump into an old drinking friend, have a triggering argument with a spouse, or experience stress at work. All of these situations can lead to strong cravings and jeopardize your sobriety. Yet, with supportive professionals who know how to create a healthy in-home detox experience, you can take measures to prevent against cravings and relapse. In fact, sometimes just having the professional support alone can ease the challenges of detox.
There are two types of in-home detox services:
On-Site Support – This type of in-home detox can make the detox experience incredibly safe. Essentially, a medical professional (and perhaps other professionals) stay with you in your home for the duration of the medical detox. This type of in-home detox in Los Angeles can ease your mind if you are concerned of the physical, emotional, and psychological effects you’ll experience during detox.
Periodic Visitation – This type of in-home detox involves a medical professional periodically checking up on you in your home. This may be the right option for someone who feels they can do the bulk of their detox on their own or who have support from family and friends. This type of in-home detox in Los Angeles might also be for someone who experienced a short addiction period and whose medical needs are not that severe.
If you live in Southern California and are considering in-home detox services, contact Connections in Recovery to help you find the support that would best meet your specific needs.