Going through detox and rehab changes almost everything. From your mindset to the way you look, you’ll see so many changes in your body and mind throughout residential treatment. Those changes include your tolerance to your drug of choice. But how exactly does rehab affect your tolerance?
After detox and several weeks of abstinence, your tolerance will be much, much lower. Your body has finally balanced itself and begun to operate once more without drugs or alcohol in the mix.
Although you might have been able to process large quantities of chemical substances at the peak of your use, it’s crucial to understand that all that changes after rehab.
After treatment, even a small amount of any drug is a big deal to your newly clean body. Something as simple as caffeine can have a huge effect on how you feel.
For that reason, many post-treatment relapses are fatal. The same dose that used to be just enough can cause an overdose.
The best way to stay safe is to stay abstinent after treatment.
At The Mend, our team will work with you to set up an aftercare plan that will help you protect and build upon your recovery once you leave. That might mean intensive outpatient treatment, sober living, sober coaching, or other means of treatment.
If the worst should happen despite the best planning, and you do relapse, we can help you detox and get back on track again.
How does rehab affect your tolerance? You really don’t want to find out.
All you need to know is that treatment gives you a second chance at caring for yourself and your body. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you take advantage of it.