The path to freedom from drug and alcohol addiction must start somewhere – and that is to detox from all harmful substances. Not surprisingly, this first crucial step to freedom is also the most physically and physiologically painful part of recovery from drugs and alcohol.
The seemingly endless cycle of drug and alcohol addiction, however, simply cannot be stopped without successfully detoxing.
The good news? Professional detoxes exist that provide medically assisted detoxes to help complete the process of detoxification as easily as possible. Here we take a look at the benefits of medically assisted detoxes.
What are medically assisted detoxes?
While different substances have different withdrawal symptoms, they all have one universal thing in common – the detox from them can be incredibly difficult and uncomfortable. The following symptoms are generally common to experience during the detox regardless of the substance-
- Intense drug or alcohol craving
Medically assisted detoxes seek to manage and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal to make the detox process as comfortable as possible. This is often achieved by a combination of experienced staff, along with proper medications to ease the physical symptoms.
What are the benefits of Medically Assisted detoxes?
Medically assisted detoxes provide numerous benefits over attempting to go cold turkey at home or detoxing at a non-medical facility. The following are just some of the numerous benefits-
- Providing relief for the physical symptoms of withdrawal
- Providing a safe, comfortable environment
- Helping with some of the mental symptoms associated with withdrawal
- Increasing the odds of successfully completing the detox process
This article is intended for those considering a new way of life, free of the pain of drug and alcohol addiction. For more information on recovery and anyone seeking help with addiction and substance abuse problems, please call True Recovery at (844) 744-8783 or visit us online.