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4 Reasons You Should Never Detox Drugs or Alcohol At Home

4 Reasons You Should Never Detox Drugs or Alcohol At Home Resurgence Behavioral Health

What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

Coming to the realization that you’re suffering from drug addiction or alcohol addiction and that you need specialized and personalized addiction treatments to tackle this serious disease is a big step in your life. However, there are several factors that you need to consider once you’re ready to commit to a substance abuse treatment program. When you initially reach out to a rehab center regarding an addiction treatment program, their intake team will walk you through a series of questions to gather several important details to determine whether or not you need to begin your recovery journey in an alcohol or drug detox program. 

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An alcohol or drug detox program will provide you with the protected type of environment that you need as you begin your substance abuse treatment journey. On average, you will need to spend at least seven days in detox with the worst of your withdrawal symptoms developing within the first 72 hours of your time in treatment. These withdrawal symptoms could be incredibly severe which can result in you being unable to properly care for yourself during this period of time. An alcohol or drug detox provides you with the safe and secure type of environment that you need to work through these withdrawal symptoms and put you in a better place to complete your addiction treatment programs. 

You should always reach out to a facility that offers a detox program once you have made the decision to work through your addiction. The reason is that your withdrawal symptoms are something that can start to develop within just a few hours and quickly put you in a position where you’re unable to properly care for yourself. A top-rated treatment facility will work fast to provide you with the immediate response that you need to ensure that you have the physical and psychological support that you need during this difficult part of your recovery journey. 

It’s also important to understand that going through detox is not the end all be all when it comes to your addiction recovery. There are many people who mistakenly believe that simply because they commit to working through a detox program, they will magically be cured of their addiction. This, unfortunately, is not the way that it works. Instead, detox is only the first step in your recovery journey which will include committing to a longer treatment program that also involves addiction therapy. 

The Dangers of Detoxing At Home

There are countless dangers that a person could face when they are attempting to detox from home which is one of the reasons why a top drug rehab will help you to develop a treatment plan which allows you to go through withdrawal and detox at their designated detox center. Here are just a few examples of the dangers of detoxing from home: 

1. Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the trickiest parts of the detox process is that it’s impossible to predict exactly what type of withdrawal symptoms you will experience during this period of time. There are many people who struggle with mild withdrawal symptoms such as an upset stomach or issues sleeping. However, the more severe your addiction, the higher the possibility that you will experience more severe withdrawal symptoms. The unpredictability of these withdrawal symptoms is all the more reason why it’s imperative that you avoid the temptation of staying at home during detox and collaborating with an experienced drug treatment team. 

2. Lack of Medical Support

It’s imperative that you surround yourself with a team of addiction experts not only during the time that you’re in treatment but also during the time that you’re in detox. It’s possible that you may need immediate medical care that you would not receive if you opt to stay home or go through detox on your own. One of the advantages of committing to a detox program at a treatment center is the fact that your treatment team will likely give you the opportunity to take advantage of medication which can help to make this part of your recovery easier to manage. For instance, these medications can help to make your nausea or cravings less intense. 

3. High Risk of Relapse

Unfortunately, attempting to go through detox without the proper care is something that could lead to relapse. When you don’t have the right type of support, you may feel as though your withdrawal symptoms are too severe for you to be able to face. As a result, you may resort back to taking your substance of choice to be able to cope. This could lead to a more severe relapse which could bring with it a multitude of problems such as a more severe addiction and possibly an overdose as you try to overcompensate for what you’re thinking and experiencing. 

4. Your Addiction Requires Treatment

There are many people that overlook the fact that addiction is not something that a person chooses to have. Instead, it’s a serious disease that could potentially end your life unless you receive the care and the support that you need during this period of time. Once you have made it through the worst of your withdrawal symptoms, your treatment team will speak with you in more detail regarding the addiction treatment options that you have. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the addiction therapies that you will experience during the time that you’re in treatment. Addiction therapy is a necessary part of your recovery because it will allow you to address the root cause of your addiction head-on. While it’s true that addiction therapy is something that may feel uncomfortable particularly when you first begin, it’s something that you will realize is greatly beneficial to you. From group therapy to individual therapy to behavioral therapy, your treatment team will help you to address the traumas that you may have experienced in your life so that you can better focus on a healthier and more fulfilling life. 

Benefits of Detoxing in Rehab

There are several advantages of making the decision to commit to detoxing through a rehab facility. First and foremost, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a team around you that will care for you during this transitional time in your recovery journey. Rehab provides you the safe environment that you need during a time in your life when you’re feeling less than yourself. 

Over and above avoiding these possible dangers of going through withdrawal and detox at home, one of the leading reasons why it would be beneficial for you to detox at drug rehab is the fact that you can easily transition into an addiction recovery program immediately following the detox process. For example, there are many people who opt to commit to an inpatient treatment immediately following their time in drug detox due to the fact that inpatient treatment provides them with the same level of care that they received during the time that they were in detox. Whereas detox provides you with the peace of mind of knowing that you have around-the-clock care and treatment from your team, inpatient treatment will provide you with the same level of care. During inpatient treatment, you will have the opportunity to live on the campus of your treatment facility of choice while also enjoying the support of others that are working through their own addiction treatment program. 

There are many people who are unable to work through a treatment program on an inpatient basis. This doesn’t mean that you will not be able to receive the addiction care that you need. Instead of working on an inpatient basis, any top-rated addiction treatment center will also give you the opportunity to work through a recovery program on an outpatient basis. An outpatient addiction treatment program will allow you to work, go to school or see other personal responsibilities during the time that you’re receiving addiction treatment. This flexibility can help you to feel more comfortable with the premise of addiction recovery and, similar to inpatient care, is something that can begin immediately following your time in detox. 

Drug and Alcohol Detox at Resurgence Behavioral Health

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we understand the importance of providing our clients with a comprehensive drug and alcohol detox program. From the moment that you reach out to our addiction treatment team, you will experience the difference in the approach that we take to recovery. Our team works quickly to ensure that you have the tools and resources that you need to work through not only the detox phase of your journey but also your overall recovery. For more information about the dangers of detoxing at home or if you’re ready to commit to a detox and treatment program, please get in touch with us at (855) 458-0050. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you through your detox and recovery journey. 

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