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  1. Getting Through ADetox Program AddictionRehabToronto

  2. TABLE OF CONTENT • Introduction • Create Time • Eat Healthily • Stay Hydrated • Use Prescribed Medications • Get Family Support • Adopt an Exercising Routine • Address the Emotional Triggers • Get Spiritual Nourishment • Consider Music Therapy • Be Patient and Hopeful • Closing Thoughts AddictionRehabToronto

  3. Introduction The body hosts a lot of things; some good and others bad. The bad things, what we call toxins, maybe the reason why you are suffering physically or mentally. Before we go any further, it’s necessary to know what these toxins are. The toxins in question are mostly deposits of illicit drugs and alcohol. They can also be bad fat and excess sugar. Through a detox program, you can get rid of them. This will ensure that you enjoy a healthier inner body. Considering that there are different toxins that you can eliminate from the body, the detox programs are different for everyone. What’s clear is that you can’t go through the process on your own. You need professional help. AddictionRehabToronto

  4. When you suffer from a serious health condition such as cancer or Heart Disease, it’s likely that wouldn’t hesitate to pay a health professional a visit. So, why not seek professional help when you decide to detox? The most sensible thing to do will be to sign up at the nearest detox center. Actually, registering for a detox program is not the hardest part. Getting through it is. This is because you are bound to face several withdrawal challenges that may make you consider going back to the addiction. However, with the right guide, you can overcome the challenges. To help you find you get through a detox program, here are 10 proven ways to observe: AddictionRehabToronto

  5. Create Time Detoxification is a lengthy process. You have to prepare for everything. This means picking the perfect time to start the detox program. When you start, there shouldn’t be any distracters. If your detox program involves a diet change, you have to plan perfectly what to eat and when to eat. Other things that you have to plan for are: • The frequency that you’ll be making the subsequent visits to your detox clinic. • The support materials such as detoxification supplements that you’ll need to help you get through the program. • When you’ll be having your social visits so that nothing interferes with your detox program. • Who to call when you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms that are alarming. AddictionRehabToronto

  6. Eat Healthily When you start your detox journey, it’s necessary that you adopt a healthy nutrition plan. You don’t have to listen to your cravings if your target is to avoid them. Besides, if your goal is to get rid of toxins that are associated with unhealthy feeding patterns, it doesn’t make sense entertaining the thought. Some general tips for a detox diet that you need to observe include: • Take enough proteins: The proteins will help to heal and repair your body after damage by toxins. This is particularly important if what you are overcoming is alcohol addiction. In this case, you should take healthy proteins such as fish, chicken, and dairy products. You can talk to your nutritionist about the portions to observe. AddictionRehabToronto

  7. Add vitamins: The best sources of vitamins are greens and fruits. The sources will help you curb the cravings. You need to include as many greens and fruits as possible on your daily intake. In addition to helping you with your detoxification goal, the vitamins will help to enhance your immunity. • Don’t forget whole grains: You need carbohydrates for energy as well as fiber. So, include whole grains in your daily nutrition plan. They’ll also help to manage the cravings. If you are exercising, you’ll need extra energy to endure the gym stress. • Cut the fats: Fat is not healthy when you are planning to detoxify. It overworks the liver (the organ that is responsible for detoxification). If you have to take fats, take it in moderation. AddictionRehabToronto

  8. Stay Hydrated The cheapest and easiest way to hydrate is drinking plenty of water. According to experts, you should take at least 8 glasses of pure water daily when detoxing. For one, drinking plenty of water helps to ease the side effects of a withdrawal. Two, water helps to reduce the potency of the toxin that’s inside your body. This is because water is naturally an effective diluting agent. Since most withdrawals are characterized by symptoms such as diarrhea, excessive perspirations, and vomiting, your body will lose fluids. You can replace the lost fluids by taking extra water. Other hydration options are: • Herbal tea: For example, you can take ginger tea daily to hydrate your body while getting rid of the toxins. This is because the tea encourages excessive secretion of toxins through sweating. You can take at least a cup a day. This can be done routinely until you achieve your detoxification goal. AddictionRehabToronto

  9. . • Lemon tea: This is an effective detoxification approach that helps to get rid of excessive fat. It’s a weight loss option that has been used from time immemorial. For maximum detoxification, you can take as much as three cups of lemon tea a day. • Fruit juice: This will help to hydrate your body while providing beneficial vitamins. The fruit juices will also help to curb sugar cravings. They are a good substitute for soda and other sugar-rich soft drinks. AddictionRehabToronto

  10. Use Prescribed Medications One bigger challenge that you have to prepare for when you start a detox program are the adverse reactions that arise after a withdrawal. They include a headache, fainting, nausea, anxiety, body chills, and excessive perspiration. While these signs may appear unpleasant, they are indicators that your detox program is working. So, you just have to learn how to manage them. You’ll need prescribed medications to do it. Often, your doctor will prescribe antidepressants, analgesics, and tranquilizers. These anti-addiction prescriptions will help you go through the detox process safely. However, you should only use prescribed medications. If you consider over the counter prescriptions, you may aggravate the adverse reactions instead of alleviating them. AddictionRehabToronto

  11. Get Family Support It’s important that you get someone that cares about you to walk with you through the detox journey. Whether it’s a spouse, a parent or a family friend, you should involve them when you go to the detox center. They’ll help you manage the stress triggers and the cravings. A NIDA study shows that loved ones can motivate a drug addict to stay clear of the addiction and to enjoy therapy. The people that you love will not let you go back to the addiction just because you are facing a withdrawal setback. They’ll do everything possible to help you get through the ordeal. This is according to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to the study, the more your loved ones join you for therapy and counselling, the higher the chances of overcoming the withdrawal symptoms. AddictionRehabToronto

  12. Adopt an Exercising Routine According to CDC, exercising is important for any detox program. For one, it lowers the risks of cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Moderate exercises generally promote better heart functions, lung capacity, and blood circulation. So, for a person who is detoxing to get rid of unhealthy fats, exercising helps to break down the fat molecules through a process called lipolysis. The fat molecules are usually hidden around major organs such as the heart and the lungs. AddictionRehabToronto

  13. Similarly, for someone who is detoxing because of alcohol or an illicit drug, exercising helps to produce serotonin, dopamine, and other mood enhancers. The chemicals control the triggers that push you to think about the drug. When adapting an exercising routine, you don’t have to do something strenuous. You can start with light workouts such as walking, yoga, and swimming. According to a study by Frontiers in Psychology, exercising helps to prevent a relapse by decreasing the need for cravings and drug abuse. You just need to find training routine that suits you and your detoxification goal. AddictionRehabToronto

  14. Address the Emotional Triggers What incites you to consider going back to the addiction that you are trying to avoid? You first need to identify it so as to fight it. If there are specific cravings that are hard to resist, write them down and talk to an expert about them. If the emotional trigger, for example, is driving you into the local store to get a bottle of liquor, cigarette or chocolate, try something healthy. Instead of alcohol, you can take fruit juice or water. Likewise, instead of going for chocolate or ice-cream, you can opt for fruits as they are healthier. You can also reduce the number of visits that you make to the local store. If you need a specific item and there’s someone in the family that you can send, consider the option. The idea is to try to avoid the emotional triggers as much as possible. AddictionRehabToronto

  15. Get Spiritual Nourishment Drug addiction not only wrecks your physical body but the spiritual too. For this reason, a detox program is not just meant to help you get rid of the toxins from your body but to also help you rebuild your life. So, as you take care of your physical body through proper nutrition, you also need spiritual cleansing. Some of the practical approaches that you can consider are: • Taking a yoga or a meditation class. • Seek spiritual counsel from a spiritual leader. • Read spiritual books and follow spiritual programs. The above approaches will help to promote mental calmness and self-awareness. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy better sleeping patterns. Whether you seek spiritual guidance or you take up an alternative therapy, what’s important is that you regain mental calmness without using alcohol or any drug. AddictionRehabToronto

  16. Consider Music Therapy You should never underestimate the power of music. Music therapies such as song writing, singing, and playing instruments can be an effective way of overcoming the distracters. According to a 2014 research, music therapy may help you avoid alcohol and other drugs throughout your detox program. The therapy helps you to re-engage in something you really like. Experts also recommend music therapy because it helps to enhance the mood by releasing endorphins, chemicals that give you a positive mindset. As a therapy, music embodies emotions that can’t be expressed by words. So, it’s just a matter of identifying the type of music therapy that you really like and sticking to it throughout your detox program. If you are not sure what to do, you can enrol in a music school so as to have a taste of the different music genres. AddictionRehabToronto

  17. Be Patient and Hopeful Lastly, it’s important that you look forward to a great future once you begin your detox program. You may not realize your objectives immediately but you have to stay hopeful throughout. You shouldn’t despair on the routine that your counsellor suggests at the detox center. If an addiction has made you to postpone a career or to quit a relationship, you should observe a positive attitude while targeting to regain what you have lost. You generally have to take up the cleansing as a lifestyle. You shouldn’t take it as a punishment but something that will help you get rid of the accumulated toxins. With time, you’ll start noticing the positive effects that come with observing the detox program. AddictionRehabToronto

  18. Closing Thoughts Generally, you shouldn’t let toxins such as drug deposits or unhealthy fats rob your happiness. Just enrol for a detox program. While the walk may be tougher than you expect, there are ways that you can manage the obstacles. The secret is in the 10 ways discussed above. But still, it’s important to find the ideal detox program that suits your goal. The program highly determines the chances of you staying healthy and toxin-free. Addiction Rehab Toronto offers supervised detox programs that are executed with an individual’s needs in mind. They show their clients how to cope up with cravings and other unpleasant withdrawal effects. They also provide their clients with the right tools to transition into the addiction treatment process and to adequately prepare for a life of abstinence. For more information on how they can help you – please visit – AddictionRehabToronto