Drug Rehab Treatment: Detoxing is Important Even After Withdrawal

Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Instability
The brain and mind work together in an integrated and mysterious way. During drug rehab treatment, you may experience secondary withdrawal. If something negative is affecting your body, then your emotions will also be affected. If something is affecting your brain, then your spirit will notice.

In drug rehab treatment, when going through withdrawal, it is important to remember that your discomfort is only temporary. You aren’t high any longer, and your emotions are no longer being numbed. You are now spiritually open to everything and everyone. With that being said, your emotions are probably going haywire since you aren’t completely back to normal yet.

Chemical Re-BalancingYou are feeling the physical reaction of withdrawal along with your unstable emotions that can cause you to react with either anger, depression or anxiety, or a combination of all three. This is a time when you are more prone to experiencing panic or rage attacks. However, if you make the difficult choice to change your thoughts on purpose, your emotions will then follow. Secondary detoxing, which is detoxing after your withdrawal (1st Detox), could last a very long time.

Secondary detoxing during your drug rehab treatment is when your body goes back to normal. All of the internal processes need to be realigned. When using drugs, certain chemicals are released from your brain, and this is what causes you to get high, not the drug itself. Those chemicals are no longer there.

Your metabolism needs to go back to normal. Your body needs to be chemically re-balanced. To achieve this state faster, exercise and a healthy diet are essential. Vitamins, minerals and plenty of water will help you to achieve equilibrium faster, along with physical activity and a little sweat. Maintaining a positive self-image and reminding yourself that the road to recovery isn’t easy to travel, but you are brave for taking the necessary steps to do so will help you find both emotional stability and strength.

When you add exercise, healthy diet and self-confidence together, you are more able to get over the hurdle of your second withdrawal and are consequently closer to recovery.get over the hurdle of your second withdrawal and are consequently closer to recovery.

About Michele Lavigne

Michele Lavigne is the Owner of Wellminded Center, a drug and alcohol rehab center for teenagers and adults located in Irvine, CA. For over 20 years Wellminded Center has been providing effective rehab treatment that focuses on the mind, body and spirit, and has helped scores of teenagers and adults overcome drug and alcohol dependence. Google +

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