Detoxification, or “detox,” is the beginning of the rehabilitation process for people who are severely physically dependent upon their drug of choice. It helps ensure a safe, stable recovery while ridding the patient’s body of drug residues and the symptoms of physical dependence.
Why is Detox Necessary?
The residues left in a person’s tissues and bloodstream can interfere with recovery and cause severe withdrawal symptoms, so trained clinicians will purify the client’s body of these toxins and mitigate withdrawal with medication as necessary. Quitting many substances “cold turkey” is an unwise decision, as the withdrawal symptoms can be drastic, or even fatal. In clinical detox, medical staff will monitor the patient around the clock, ensure their safety by administering medications to mitigate severe withdrawal symptoms, and cleanse the patient’s body of drug residue. Following this procedure, the patient is ready to begin therapy and counseling, which form the body of the rehabilitation process.
The Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal
- Trouble sleeping
- Vomiting or nausea
- Head or body aches
- Appetite loss
Stronger drug withdrawal symptoms (such as those associated with some types of prescription drugs, methamphetamine, heroin, and/or alcohol may induce feverishness, muscular tremors and pains, convulsions, delirium, psychosis, and even death. Clinicians will oversee the detox process around the clock and mitigate these symptoms with approved medications.
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The Importance of Detox
Your safety is CA Drug Rehab Los Angeles’s primary concern. Detox may not be necessary in every case, but is necessary to treat severe physical dependence. Detox ensures the patient’s safety and well being and properly prepares them for the next phase of the rehab process. Going “cold turkey” is not a medically approved or wise decision, as the inherent risks involved—seizures, tremors, injury, or death—are not worth the benefits. It’s a better idea to place yourself in the hands of professionals during the sometimes uncomfortable transition from inebriation to sobriety. Scrubbing your system of toxins will better prepare you for the journey ahead while making the transition from your old destructive life into rehab much easier.
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