Nicotine detox and withdrawal symptoms emerge 4-24 hours after the last intake of nicotine. Symptoms peak on days 2-3 before starting to subside, but residual symptoms could last up to 3 weeks.
During nicotine detox, the trained LifeSync Malibu detox team will create a tapering schedule. This helps to ease the person off the drug slowly. Throughout the detox they will provide medications to help ease withdrawal symptoms. These might include nicotine replacement therapy or use of the drugs varenicline and bupropion. These both help to reduce nicotine cravings. Psychological support is also provided to help individuals get through the withdrawal symptoms and successfully complete the detox process.
After nicotine detox, a treatment program is available. These programs focus on behavior therapies, such as CBT, contingency management, and motivational interviewing to help maintain abstinence. The person will learn new coping skills to access when faced with triggers or cravings. Also, holistic actions, such as yoga, meditation, and massage, can help promote a relaxed state, and that helps reduce relapse.