Geometrically, acute is a type of angle, as well as triangle, which is less than ninety degrees. Acute indicates something small. Medically, acute is not small. Most often, something acute in regards to the mind or the body is problematic. By definition, acute means something that is of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome, situation. Acute means experiencing something that is severe, critical, drastic, dire, awful, serious, and even dangerous. Sub-acute specifically means somewhere between states of an acute and chronic condition.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms of withdrawal, you are in need of sub-acute detox. It needs to be understood very clearly that detox from drugs and alcohol can be deadly. The body is ridding itself of toxins that it has survived on for potentially many years. Even after just a short period of using which might have included very heavy using, the body is fighting against itself to simultaneously hold onto as well as let go of the toxic chemicals inside the brain and body. Sub-acute detox is a controlled and supervised environment where clients are under 24/7 supervision so that every symptom can be examined and assessed by a professional. In case of an emergency or signs of a problem, a professional and trained nurse can make the necessary arrangements or provide treatment immediately.
Sub-acute detox services take care of the mind and the body by creating an environment as safe and comfortable as possible. The detox experience is not pleasant. Physically, clients are in pain, feel sick, are sweating, shaking, shivering, and are restless. Psychologically, clients are experiencing obsessive thoughts, severe cravings, and a compulsive urge to drink or use. Even though it was drugs and alcohol that brought them to this state, it is drugs and alcohol that they believe would fix the problems they are facing.
Signs Of Detox
The greatest and most urgent sign that you need to admit to a detox program is the ability to make it through detox. It is the most safe option to choose detox regardless. However, if you feel you will not be able to overcome cravings or make it through the symptoms of withdrawal without relapsing and picking up a drink or drug, you need detox. Other signs include:
- Extreme swinging moods
- Feeling of bugs crawling on or under the skin
- High heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Sweating, shaking, shivering
Harmony Place offers detox from the comfort of our luxury residential home nestled in the privacy of Woodland Hills. Following detox, we help clients determine their goals for treatment, then create a plan of care including one or multiple levels of care. Call us today for a private consultation and more information: 1-855-652-9048