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Tips for Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

Tips for Supporting a Loved One in Recovery
When a friend or family member is working towards their sobriety at a Boca drug treatment center, it’s important to do what you can to support their recovery.

There are ways you can support your loved one’s recovery, even if they’re at a facility that’s out of town or out of state. Our treatment professionals at Banyan Detox Boca Raton have put together some tips for supporting a loved one while they’re at a detox or inpatient facility.

How to Support Someone at a Painkiller Detox in Boca Raton

Painkillers and other powerful opioids can be challenging in terms of detox. As a central nervous system depressant, painkillers have particularly difficult detox symptoms. Opioid detox symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Aches
  • Anxiety
  • Runny Nose
  • Vomiting

The key to supporting a loved through their painkiller detox in Boca Raton is to help them stay comfortable during detox. Yes, your loved one is undergoing a medically supervised detox to help keep them safe, but there are things you can do to ensure that they are comfortable. Sending photos, books, and other kind reminders of home will all help. Comfortable clothes are a great to send, too! Check with your loved one’s detox facility to ensure items are allowed before sending them.

How to Support Someone Undergoing Alcohol Detox in Boca Raton

As with opiates, alcohol detoxification can present some challenging withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:

  • Depression
  • Sweating
  • Pallor
  • Fever
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Mood Swings
  • Seizures
  • Tremors

Medically monitored detox services can help ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they need to safely detox from alcohol. You can be supportive by sending thoughtful items to their alcohol detox in Boca Raton. This includes comfortable clothes and mementos of home. Again, check with the specific facility to ensure that the items are permitted.


Another way to support your loved one is to get help for yourself while they’re undergoing Boca drug treatment. Healing your own challenges related to a loved one’s addiction can help you act as a better ally in their recovery. Call our Banyan Detox Boca Raton team at 888-280-4763 for more tips and support.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.