Are you addicted to drugs? Or is someone you love struggling with addiction? Your first steps into sobriety take place in detox, where you leave physical dependence behind. But how do you detox from drugs, really?
Natural Detox at Home
Many myths and mysteries exist about how to detox from drugs. That is if you seek to detox on your own, instead of in a medical detox program. This natural detox of going cold turkey at home is cheaper, right? But is it safe and does it work?
Most people who wonder how to detox from drugs at home do not realize what detoxing truly means. For example, did you know most drug withdrawal involves dozens of possible symptoms and ill effects at once?
Imagine experiencing headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, depression and sweating all at once during a natural detox. Add to that lost appetite, tremors, drug cravings, sleeplessness and heart rate changes. Are these the symptoms you want to experience alone? Do you see yourself going through this for seven days or more, without turning back to your drug?
If your drug is alcohol or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan or Valium, going cold turkey can kill you. Opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers cause intense cravings. These opiate withdrawal symptoms also lead many people into deadly relapse after returning to their drug when withdrawal gets too hard.
These risks are dangerous, not myths. Dying from symptoms of withdrawal or relapse is the opposite of starting a new, improved life without addiction. This gamble in natural detox is one nobody should take.
How to Detox from Drugs Safely and Comfortably
Medical detox is not a shortcut to sobriety and does not offer guarantees for lasting recovery. But unlike natural detox, it gets you to sobriety safely, comfortably and with real hope for a better life. Also in medical detox, you gain the help of caring professionals who want you to succeed. Their care extends to providing helpful medication management to ease your symptoms.
Medical detox can include medications for symptom relief. Or you can choose to go through natural detox in a medical detox facility. For this, you just choose not to take medication for symptom relief. The choice is yours, but the process in a medical detox program is safe, supported and comfortable.
Detoxing from drugs in a medically supervised program helps you get through withdrawal much easier than detoxing at home. You also start going through therapies you continue in rehab after withdrawal ends. These therapies help you understand your addiction, why you abused drugs, and how to prevent future relapse.
Therapies at supervised detox include:
- Individual therapy
- Behavioral therapy, including CBT and DBT
- Addiction counseling
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Holistic methods, like meditation therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Florida Medical Detox for a Safe End to Your Drug Dependence
Your physical addiction ends in a Florida medical detox. Before detoxing at home, consider the safer, healthier and more comfortable path to sobriety. That path is through a supervised medical detox program.
Serenity House Detox in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach provides safe medical detox. Also while you go through a comfortable detox from drugs, you gain therapies you need for stronger sobriety. Call Serenity House Detox at 866-294-5306 to learn more about available detox programs.