Detox

Overview of Detox

What you’re going to learn today is the practices and concepts about detoxification. Not much studies have conducted on people going to detox, but for sure there are a lot of people who have done it before. Learn today what detox is all about and see if its something for you. Also how to successfully and safely conduct detox. Let’s begin.

What is Detox?

Have you heard a phrase or saying before when people say they are going on a cleanse? That’s the fundamental of detox. Cleansing is when somebody tries to clean their body from toxins. Detox is when somebody who is trying to quit their drug and/or alcohol related problem on the spot(cold-turkey). That does sound handy-dandy and all, but there are repercussions doing so.

Symptoms of Detox

It is already unhealthy when someone abuses drugs and/or alcohol, over time the body would crave those substances leading the user down to the road of an addict. When the addict tries to cut cold turkey the body and mind start to throw a tantrum.

These symptoms can last up to 10 days, keep in mind it may feel even longer to those practicing detox from any addictive drug and substance. 

  • Drug Cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flashing cold, hot, even both at the same time.

The Battle isn't Over Yet

The battle has just begun to quit any drug related addiction. This can last for a long period of time, depending on many factors such as:

  • Drug Cravings
  • Age
  • Usage
  • If uses more then one kind of substance
  • Mental Problems
Rewind

After the person successfully lasting throughout the whole tendays of detox, but relapsing is the next step they will face. Relapsing is when the person after quitting from there drug related habits, go back doing their bad habits again. They shouldn’t feel to bad about it. They did so much on their own without professional help or guidance.

Look for Professional Help

It is advised to seek professional help from the very beginning when somebody abuses any drug and/or alcohol. Though it is not too late to seek help. With the experienced, certified, and professional help from a trustworthy drug-rehab treatment center. They can make the process of detox easy with the help and guidance from their professional staff. There are programs that exist under the name of detox to start your journey from an addict to a healthy-living lifestyle.

Treatment these days can be affordable through insurance, out-of-pocket, debit, credit, payment plans, and of course out-of-pocket with financial support from your family and friends. With the guidance and supervision of the facility looking After you and your best-interests, including well-being.

If anything happens, they will be there to help you if you may need it. Detox and everything effects other different people in different ways. Who knows what may happen when your body is not getting the drug it wants and needs. Not to worry, as again, the professional staff will look after you and help you every step of the way to recovery.

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Where to Find Professional Help?

You can find professional help locally through the click here from SAMHSA. A trusted source and branch from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Make sure to do some research before calling up the facility of your choice.

Keep these factors in mind when doing research:

  • What Treatment Programs and Services They Offer?
  • Are they Accredited, Credited, and/or Certified?
  • Do they have any social media profiles?
  • How long have they been in business for?
  • Don’t think luxury equals quality
  • Avoid rehabs that G- Guarantees success
  • Does the treatment center use practices based on evidence?
  • Accept insurance?
  • Offer more programs then just Detox?
  • Do they offer Representational Relapse treatment?
  • Offer family support?

Conclusion

Now we know what we need to know about detox and conducting detox. When your conducting detox, it recommended to do it under professional supervision of a certified treatment facility. Including the risks and after-effects that may occur when you do detox from the harmful drug. Isn’t it ironic when your trying to quit a dangerous drug, but doing that is also dangerous?

Resources

https://www.samhsa.gov/    SAMHSA homepage \

https://findtreatment.gov/   FindTreatment.gov

Content Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-dubious-practice-of-detox

Content Source: Havard Health Publishing

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/detoxes-cleanses

Content Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH)


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