Detoxification or Detox is often the first step in addiction treatment and recovery. Detoxification is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of toxins that have built up due to drug or alcohol abuse. Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox provides a safe, comfortable and effective way to manage and eliminate medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms, as well as reduce the physical discomfort associated with withdrawal.
The physiological makeup on an individuals body and brain is altered by the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Simply discontinuing the use of drugs or alcohol can be uncomfortable, dangerous and in some cases life threatening. Due to this, it’s important for those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse to get a professional assessment of his or her physical addiction. Through an assessment professionals are able to determine how the individual will react to the removal of substances from their body. In particular, individuals who abuse opiates (heroin or painkillers) or alcohol will experience serious physical addiction; therefore, medical detoxification is almost always recommended.