The first days, weeks, and months of sobriety can be some of the most difficult. Depending on what substance you used, the severity of your use, and other factors, you may be going through withdrawal for a few days to a few weeks.
If you have any concerns about the safety of withdrawing, it’s useful to do so at a detox center. There, you will have 24/7 access to nurses, who will keep you safe and as comfortable as possible while drugs or alcohol leave your system. You will also get to speak with mental health professionals, who can help you through emotionally.
Everyone’s experience of early sobriety is different. However, many people feel a rush of various emotions, as their body and mind go through changes and they adjust to experiencing feelings without drugs or alcohol. This can be a challenge. However, over time in recovery, things settle, and people build healthy tools for coping with painful feelings.
It’s good to have extra support as you make it through these often-challenging parts of sobriety. Once you do make it through, there are so many wonderful things waiting on the other side.
If you are struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder, there is help and hope. TruHealing Centers offers high-quality treatment for addiction and mental health disorders in facilities across the country. Our staff—many of whom are in recovery themselves—will help you build the tools to thrive in recovery. To learn more, call an admissions specialist at 410-593-0005.