How to Choose a Detox Program

Whenever someone enters an addiction treatment program they will also need to complete drug detox. It is only possible to recover from an addiction once you have completed the very necessary first step of going through detox. Someone with a chemical dependency can only begin their rehabilitation by first eliminating the substance from their body by abstaining from their usual level of abuse.

Not all detox programs are the same and it is important for someone with an addiction to take the time to find a situation that will make them feel comfortable and safe. The types of detoxes available can vary depending on the method used and the amount of time spent in the treatment center. For patients addicted to less severe drugs or with mild addictions, they might choose natural detox as a way to simply go “cold turkey” but under medical supervision. The benefit of natural detox is that you can quit using your drug of choice right away and you are usually able to complete the drug detox program within a few days to a week. Although natural detox may mean exfvperiencing more withdrawal symptoms, the patient will be supervised by medical staff that are there for support and to keep each individual as comfortable as possible. Choosing natural detox also usually means that you will be staying inpatient in a facility throughout the course of the program. It can be relatively easy for people to stay inpatient for natural detox since it may only last a few days or a week at most.


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