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October 27, 2010

Detox Sets The Tone


Any Quality drug rehab will first take a client through a detoxification process. The purpose of detoxification is twofold. The first purpose of detoxification is to help an individual struggling with addiction get rid of all the toxins in their body that are a result of abusing drugs and alcohol chronically. The second purpose of detoxification is assisting the addict or alcoholic in getting over the physical dependency to drugs and alcohol. A medically supervised detoxification is going to be necessary in order for an individual to have a successful recovery and achieve long-term sobriety. Without detoxification individuals who struggle with addiction will continue to have physical cravings for drugs and alcohol that are likely to be too strong to overcome.  To have a positive experience in addiction treatment it is necessary to be free of physical cravings.  Being free of physical cravings will allow an individual to put forth all of their efforts into the psychological aspect of their disease.

Many people who have the disease of addiction are hesitant to go to drug rehab because they fear that detoxification is going to be painful and unpleasant.  If detoxification is supervised by medical professionals it will be a comfortable process.  Every client that enters addiction treatment and goes through detoxification is assessed by medical professionals and have a protocol put together especially for them so that minimal withdrawal symptoms are experienced. Detox should provide around the clock supervision in order to monitor the progress of each client and to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. In some cases, depending on the client’s protocol, medication will be administered to help with the detoxification process.

Finding the best detox treatment to fulfill your needs and wants is not always an easy process.  In order to get and stay sober detoxification is necessary.  If not done properly detoxification can be both harmful and painful.  If you or someone you love is fighting with the disease of addiction and want help the first step is going to be participating in a medical detox.

Done properly detox is nothing to be fearful of.  Do not let the fear of detoxification prevent you or a loved one from getting sober and regaining control of life.  The sooner that an individual gets themselves into detox treatment the better chance they give themselves at recovering from drugs and alcohol addiction.

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