How to Recover With a Detox
Detoxing is when your body cleanses itself of whatever drug you are addicted to. It’s a painful but necessary process to get on the road to recovery. The company American Addiction Centers lists what you need to know about the detoxing process.
The safest and least painful way to go through detox is to go to a clinic or rehab facility that can monitor you as you go through withdrawal. Detoxing can be dangerous, depending on how long you have been using it and if you have any severe medical problems.
Some clinics offer a fast detox program where you are given sedation and medication to help ease withdrawal pains. This is different from an ultra-rapid or anesthesia detox, which is no longer considered safe or effective.
Detox is scary. You will want to die. In some ways, your old life will die, leaving you free to create a new life. For some addicts, it becomes easier to not use again, knowing that if they do, they will have to go through detox again.
Addicts who had to detox numerous times often report that withdrawal was more severe when they tried to do it alone. Just why this happens is unknown. Perhaps it is contact with people who care for your life that helps to comfort you in this trying time.