What is Drug Detox?

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What is Drug Detox? Drug detox, also known as medical drug detox, is the process of ridding the body of all harmful toxics that accumulated during the time of addiction while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. The most recommended approach for drug detox is under medical supervision in a safe and specialized inpatient rehab. Drug detox takes approximately 2 to 5 days depending on the severity of the addiction, how long the person has been addicted to his or her drug of choice, and whether or not any other substances such as alcohol were involved during the time of abuse.

Inpatient Drug Medical Detox provides:

  • withdrawal management, where medication assisted therapy may be utilized to help reduce both cravings and the chances of the individual relapsing during the withdrawal period
  • supportive care to remedy nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B1, folic acid and thiamine supplements used to boost overall health during addiction treatment
  • an opportunity to engage recovering individuals in long-term drug addiction treatment

In addition, a healthy diet and exercise regimen may also be implemented to help recovering individuals reach a stable condition, after which they can begin an addiction treatment program specifically designed to address the psychological and other root causes of their drug addiction.

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