Detox is tough, getting help makes it easier.
The intensity and type of the withdrawal symptoms experienced during detox varies greatly depending on what type of drug was being abused, as well as the scale of the abuse. Certain drugs may have more difficult detoxification periods, but detox is never pleasant, and can even in some case be dangerous, or even life threatening.
For many, the best alternative is to undergo this difficult transitional period off of drugs with the help and supervision of a trained addictions medical team.
By submitting to a supervised detox program, you greatly increase your chances of a successful detox off of the drug, as well as minimize the symptoms experienced and increase the safety of the detoxification.
A serious addiction to alcohol, sedative type drugs or certain opiates requires a supervised detox for safety reasons.
Getting Away from Access to Drugs
Successfully detoxing is not easy, and the discomfort of the detox symptoms makes the temptation to return to the addicted drug very strong. Additionally, the cravings for the drug during the period of detoxification can overwhelm even the best intentions of an addict. For this reason, a supervised detox, away from the availability of drugs or alcohol, offers the best likelihood of success.
Page last updated Aug 13, 2012