Physical Dependence Happens With Addiction

a woman struggling with physical dependence

You may have an addiction that has a strong physical dependence element to it. Recovery from this type of addiction often requires a customized plan. At Kemah Palms, we have programs to help you overcome a dependence that is physical in nature, such as with benzodiazepines and opioids.

What is Physical Dependence?

Physical dependence is a type of condition that is physical in nature and happens with the chronic use of a drug that is tolerance-forming. Abrupt, or even gradual, withdrawal causes unpleasant symptoms in the body. If you have been taking a drug and have developed a physical dependence, we can help you overcome your withdrawal symptoms.

Physical Dependence and Withdrawal

As the brain adapts to a drug and develops a tolerance, you will need increased doses of the drug to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. In fact, opioids used as directed and still caused the body to be dependent on them if they are used for long time periods.

If you have a drug addiction, you may experience the following:

  • Strong cravings
  • Loss of control
  • Failure to meet social, work or family obligations
  • Compulsive drug use
  • Other negative symptoms

Because drugs alter the brain, your decision-making and self-control suffer. You lose a job, suffer an overdose or even get arrested.

Withdrawal is best accomplished in a controlled setting where professionals know what is physical dependence and what is psychological dependence. The staff knows how to treat both in the most effective manner.

Programs to Treat Dependence

At our detox treatment center in Kemah, we have numerous programs to help you. Treating every day as a promise to the future, not as a consequence of the past, we create a customized program to meet the needs of the body, mind, and spirit.

We have a chronic pain recovery program that can help eliminate your pain without using addictive medications. We also use physical, evidence-based and holistic approaches in your treatment.

At Kemah Palms, we offer a residential addiction treatment program that carries a commitment of 30 days or more of treatment. Patients learn about their physical dependence after a medical detox program. A customized recovery program is set in motion with the help of physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, and addiction counselors to meet your needs.

Detox Programs

We monitor our patients in our medical detox program 24 hours a day. You will receive treatment with dignity and caring. Evidence-based treatment and personalized service are the marks of this program to begin the journey to recovery. Our detox program includes:

  • Alcohol detox
  • Drug detox
  • Opiate detox
  • Prescription drug detox
  • Methadone detox

You received an abundance of treatment and therapy options to help with your recovery. We even have art therapy, writing therapy, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture therapy, and nutritional evaluation. We provide guidance to help relieve stress and present healthier options during drug rehab. Treating the whole person is part of our goal. We also offer cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other therapies. Our effective aftercare program can help you transition to a new life and give you the valuable support you need.

Don’t let dependence control your life. You can overcome your addiction by going to a comprehensive and holistic rehab. Contact our detox treatment center at Kemah Palms today, and we’ll get you on the road to recovery.