I Don’t Want to Continue Using - What Should I Do?

A nightmare has unfolded in your life. Your substance abuse is no longer a choice; you require a daily dose of drugs or alcohol simply to function without debilitating psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms. Using is not fun anymore, and you want to break free of the cycle of addiction. How can you successfully end your daily substance use and make a concerted effort towards sobriety?

Many substances develop a strong physical dependence within the addicted person, so when you attempt to suddenly cease your daily use withdrawal symptoms ranging from uncomfortable to life-threatening can occur. Opiates, alcohol, and benzodiazepines are three of the main drugs for which medically-assisted detox is strongly recommended should you hope to succeed in attaining sobriety. At Evolutions, we have the best industry-standard detox protocols in place for these substances, and our compassionate staff will monitor you continuously to ensure you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the process. Detox does not have to be unpleasant, and at Evolutions it is a breath of fresh air as you begin your journey in sobriety.

For substances which fall into the category of stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamine, withdrawal symptoms are less physical and more psychological. Often regular users will experience a “crash” after stopping their use; the difficulty here arises from the irresistible mental drive to use more of these substances. While a stay in a detox facility is not necessary to stop using these substances, it can be beneficial as you will be prevented from acting on any psychological urge resulting from the withdrawal. Additionally, any discomforting psychological symptoms resulting from withdrawal such as disturbed sleep or anxiety can be alleviated in a medically-assisted detox setting.

Every person suffering from addiction gets to a point in their substance abuse when the choice to use is stolen from them. Once you have crossed over this point, ending the cycle of addiction becomes all the more difficult as your physical and psychological dependence on the substance assaults your every waking moment, demanding the craving be fulfilled. At this stage, a medically assisted detox is your best option to combat your substance abuse and attempt sobriety, as this will allow you to clear your mind and body of the substance and restore your rationality so you can approach sobriety with a perspective grounded in reality. At Evolutions, our luxury detox facility is designed to offer clients a comfortable, serene environment in which to begin their journey in recovery. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and take this first step towards restoring sanity in your life through sobriety.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit www.evolutionstreatment.com