Detox Cleanses the Body
There are detox services available to residents of Missouri; call (816) 319-0734
Detox cleanses the body so addicts can focus on their mind; call (816) 319-0734 to find out more!
Detox allows the body to cleanse itself so individuals can focus on healing their mind and lifestyle. Detoxification allows the body to metabolize the chemicals left in the body after cessation of substances, and it can be a very uncomfortable process.
There are two types of detoxes available: medical and social. Medical detox is more appropriate for addicts that have a severe addiction and need constant supervision, and social detoxes are appropriate for folks that do not need the assistance of medications or modern medicine to withdraw from their substances of choice.
There are medical detoxifications and social detoxifications available
When you have a severe addiction or you’re addicted to a drug that greatly alters body chemistry, a medically supervised detox is highly recommended as sobering up cold turkey can be damaging, even deadly. The body replaces certain chemicals in the body with the drug of choice, and it takes time for the body to acclimate to the lack of artificial chemicals. This causes major discomfort, and sometimes symptoms like seizures, irregular blood pressure and comas. If a person is in a 24-hour clinical environment, as soon as discomfort or issues arise, they can be dealt with swiftly to ensure the best experience for the client.
Those that are not severely addicted, or are addicted to drugs that do not cause a physical dependency, are candidates for social detoxification. While the detox process is still uncomfortable, medical intervention is not necessary. Instead, clients are provided with emotional and psychological support while they adjust to a new sober body. This can still be done in a highly supervised environment, or it can be done in an outpatient manner, depending on the individual needs of the patient.
Taking the First Step
In order to start the recovery process, you need to free your body from its chemical dependency on drugs and alcohol. This process is not easy, but it is a necessary first step. Once the body is free of its dependency, the mind can be healed and rehabilitation can take place. While it’s necessary to detox before rehabilitation, detoxification is not enough. Those that merely detox end up relapsing because they have not been taught the necessary skills they need to maintain a sober life.