Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is not an easy process. In fact, it could be deadly. Do not detox at home; there are too many health risks. The best way to detox is with supervision by medical professionals or in a treatment facility.

When detoxing, the body rids itself of all the toxins from drugs and alcohol. Depending on the substance and duration of use, symptoms of withdrawal can be extremely severe. Withdrawals occur when a person is detoxing, and can be very painful. With supervision from medical professionals, medication can be administered to relieve some of the symptoms, making the process more comfortable.

Alcohol detox is very dangerous and should not be done at home. The addicted person can experience hallucinations and heart spasms, which can be fatal. The detox process takes time. Sometimes people try to quit “cold turkey,” which means they suddenly stop using. Just like any drug, alcohol detox is a gradual process. Not everyone feels the same symptoms. The severity of withdrawals will vary depending on duration of use, mental or psychological disorders, emotional stability, and physical conditions. Never detox from alcohol at home or alone. Seek professional help.

Drug detox symptoms vary, depending on the drug used. However, nobody should detox any drug at home. Drug detox must be done with medical counseling and supervision. Symptoms of withdrawal are so severe, that a person will become physically sick for days. In addition, the addicted individual will need professional counseling to adjust to a substance-free lifestyle. Detoxing at home is not recommended. The painful withdrawals make it easier to relapse because the symptoms cease using the substance.

There are no benefits to detoxing at home. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol should never be ashamed to seek help. It is a battle that a person cannot fight alone. They are not bad people. They just have no control over their brain and body. Addicted individuals should always detox with the supervision of medical professionals. They can monitor the detox process and provide medication to alleviate symptoms, if necessary.  

We know how important the right treatment is for you. That is why at The Springboard Center, we are providing the best possible treatment programs for recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Serving the Permian Basin, our treatment center offers the comforts of home while providing quality clinical care. Call us today for more information: (432) 620-0255