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What Is Home Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 29, September 2020

Drug and alcohol detox can be expensive, and government programs have waiting lists. Some addicts shy away from attending a residential detox. They do not want to be away from home, and would rather attempt detox on their own. Home detox is a tempting option, and many addicts do try it despite the risk to their health or immediately relapsing. Withdrawing from drugs is a different experience for each person. The withdrawal symptoms one would go through are unique to the drug they are using. Some substances create more intense and painful withdrawal symptoms than others. Home detox can be an option for some. However, realistically is not always an option for every addict. If you are attempting home detox, you must take the proper precautions. Doing a natural self-detox will require you to speak with an addiction specialist or medical doctor for insight and advice.

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Home detox often involves the support of family and friends, especially to ensure a relapse does not happen. When you go through a home detox, you will have access to particular nutrition, hydration, and even exercise. Some addicts will incorporate medications and supplementation to help ease the withdrawal pain. Home detox is not easy, and it does take time. Because most addicts will not have access to medication, and vitamin and mineral supplementation will often be part of the home detox. Home detox is essentially how it sounds, you are going through the withdrawal symptoms at home. Hopefully with the assistance of friends and family, and guidance from a medical professional.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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