Many commonly abused or misused drugs, and alcohol, have dangerous or life threatening effects if they are stopped suddenly. In fact, abruptly quitting a drug on your own is likely to lead to relapse, and could even be dangerous. For example, cardiac arrest is a possible reaction for severely alcohol-dependent patients who suddenly stop drinking. More common physical symptoms of withdrawal may include nausea, sweating, and seizures. Psychological symptoms; such as, anxiety and mood swings may weaken your resolve to continue abstaining.
Crossing Recovery Services is able to provide medically assisted treatment to those cases in which it is appropriate. These medications ease the suffering associated with withdrawal symptoms and provide medical assistance to overcome any dangerous side effects.
Withdrawal Management Goals:
- Provide a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment
- Monitor, decrease and stabilize withdrawal symptoms
- Empower patients through education on drug and alcohol treatment
- Identify and treat associated emotional, psychiatric, and behavioral conditions