Clients report a significant decrease in cravings often after the first treatment and minimal withdrawal symptoms. This greatly speeds up the recovery process!
From day one you should notice improving brain function and decreased cravings. Depending on your substance of abuse, you may develop some mild withdrawal symptoms. These should be tolerable and resolved by day 3 or 4. Day 1-3 will be conducted in a dark quiet room to allow relaxation and minimize outside stimulus. As you begin to feel better, you can move to one of our larger rooms and have more stimulus during the day.
You may experience some mild nasal stuffiness, congestion or general warmth during treatment. This is completely normal. If you develop a headache, chest tightness, upset stomach then us know so we can slow the drip rate. If you experience itching or shortness of breath, let us know immediately.
While we wish we could guarantee success, like all medical treatments, there is no guarantee. General long-term success rates are in the 75%-85% range. Highest success is with stopping all neuroactive substances (legal and illegal) on the day of treatment and never resuming use of these.
Having good long-term treatment/counseling can also boost recovery rates. We can refer you if needed.
If you start to feel an increase in cravings, please avoid the use and contact our office immediately to come in for a booster treatment. Usually, 1-3 days of half dose drips are all that is needed.