Steroid use is known to have significant impact on a person even when only used for a short period of time. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) identifies the following as impacts that affect both males in females who have abused steroids:
- Paranoid jealousy
- Extreme irritability
- Impaired judgment
- Feelings of invincibility
An Introduction to Steroid Detox
The most effective way to detox from steroids is under the close supervision of addiction support personnel and medical professionals. Coming off steroids takes planning. A person should never discontinue using steroids abruptly, also referred to as “cold turkey,” because this could have a significant impact on the internal chemistry of the body. Steroids should be reduced slowly for two to four weeks depending on the strength of steroids the athlete is taking.
Support for Steroid Detox
Other strategies to support steroid detox include:
- Drinking as much water as you can to flush the steroids from your system
- Any other toxic item should be removed from your body while you are trying to detox from steroids. This may include sugar, sweetener, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco products.
- Limit the amount of dairy and meat that you consume during the detox process.
- While you’re detoxing, the free radicals and toxins from your liver, kidneys and lymph are released into the blood stream and lymph system. To remove them as quickly as possible, consume high amounts of fiber.
- Dry brushing is recommended by lymphatic massage experts because it can help stimulate the internal functioning of the body.
- Eating mostly raw foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and sprouts is also helpful. Keep in mind that nuts, beans and sprouts are also good sources of protein.
Get Help for Steroid Abuse
If you or someone you know has experienced steroid abuse, addiction or overdose, you want to seek assistance in detoxing and returning to a life free from steroids. It is possible and we can help, so please call our toll free number 1 (888) 898-5706 today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about steroid abuse treatment. We are here to help.