Why Detoxing at Home is Not Recommended
Why You Shouldn’t Try Detoxing at Home
While making the decision to work through the symptoms of your addiction is critical in your recovery, it’s just as critical that you put a plan in place that addresses every aspect of that recovery. Finding a treatment center that can help you to navigate the various aspects of your addiction and feeling comfortable with the team that you’re working with are examples of important factors in your treatment plan. However, a potentially fatal mistake that many people make is thinking that detoxing at home is safe. As addiction experts, we never recommend detoxing at home because of the different dangerous variables associated with the process.
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Detoxing Can Potentially Be Deadly
Something that many people don’t realize when they are considering whether or not they should do an at-home detox is the fact that withdrawal and detox could be potentially deadly. The reason for this is that withdrawal symptoms are unpredictable. As a result, it’s always possible that a severe type of withdrawal symptom may develop within the first three days of detox. From extreme nausea to diarrhea or even a seizure, there is a strong possibility that these types of symptoms could have a serious and irrevocable negative impact on your body.
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Did you know that there are medicines available today that can help to make the detox process easier to manage and less traumatic? As one of the best options for detox, our team is well-versed on these medications options which is why it’s something that we offer at our facility. However, when you try to undertake an at-home detox, you don’t give yourself this opportunity which is something that can make detoxing that much more difficult.
The Risk of Relapse is Higher
Unfortunately, when you make the decision to go through the detox process at home, there is a stronger possibility that you may fall back into the trap of addiction once again. The reason for this is that you have a lack of continuity in treatment. Many people that make the choice to detox at home aren’t able to put together a plan that will allow them to begin a treatment plan immediately following detox. As a result, their mind begins to race and tricks them into thinking that the detox process wasn’t that bad and they can attempt to maintain their addiction again until they can go to a treatment facility. Sadly, once the door to addiction opens it can be difficult to walk back toward sobriety.
Resurgence Behavioral Health Detox
At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we offer not only a safe alternative to detoxing at home but a comprehensive treatment program that will help you to overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol. One of the leading reasons why so many people make the decision to come to Resurgence Behavioral Health is because they can seamlessly transition into an inpatient or an outpatient program as soon as they are done with their detox program.
When you come to Resurgence Behavioral Health, you can rest assured that you will receive the around-the-clock care that you need and deserve during this important transition in your life. We strongly recommend that you never attempt detoxing at home and make the decision to call us at (855)458-0050 to learn more about the dangers of detoxing at home and to learn more about your treatment options when you make the decision to partner with our facility. We look forward to your phone call and helping you put together a detox plan.
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