Some people attempt to detox from drugs or alcohol at home unassisted. This can be a very painful and uncomfortable endeavor with a very low success rate. That’s not to say that it cannot be done, but detoxing from drug or alcohol addiction on your own can be very difficult. If the patient is not assisted by a doctor through controlled doses of prescribed medications, there can be severe side effects including:
- Shakes and Seizures
- Sever Headache
- Muscle Cramps
- And Others…
Fortunately, there is an alternative from detoxing on your own. Modern medicine has developed a range of detox medications and techniques, that if implemented properly, under the care of a physician, can be quite effective and lead to far less discomfort. When combined with a high quality rehab facility, the chances of staying sober and enjoying all of the benefits of a life free to drugs and alcohol increase significantly.
Many rehab centers even house on-site detox centers for incoming patients to clear their system of any dependency on drugs or alcohol before their therapy begins.
For more information about drug and alcohol detox, please visit our pages on Drug Detox and Alcohol Detox. To speak to one of our counselors about detoxing from alcohol or drug addiction, please give us a call now.