Detox

Why is Detox Important for Lasting Recovery?

Why is Detox Important for Lasting Recovery?

Whether a person is abusing illegal drugs or prescription painkillers, the results are the same. These substances overload the body with toxins and chemicals.that create cravings and withdrawal symptoms when the drug is withheld.  Unless the individual goes through a medically supervised detox, the chance of lasting recovery is unlikely. To better understand the importance of detox in lasting recovery,…

Detoxing from Alcohol:  What are the Dangers Involved?

Detoxing from Alcohol: What are the Dangers Involved?

Binge drinking is a popular form of socializing for millions of Americans.  In fact, studies show that more than 25 percent of the adult population binge drinks at least once a month.  The difference between binge drinkers and alcoholics is that a binge drinker tends to drink only on weekends or on special occasions, however, similar to alcoholics,  these occasional…

When is Medical Drug Detox Necessary?

When is Medical Drug Detox Necessary?

When is medical detox in addiction treatment necessary?  The initial step of drug rehab treatment programs is drug detox. The purpose of drug detox is to rid your body of the traces of drugs in your system. In some cases, rehab patients may experience drug detox without the use of medications. A modern term for this method is ‘cold turkey.’…