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Why Medically-Supervised Detoxing Is Best

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

When a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they often find themselves in need of detoxification, also called detox. The idea of going cold turkey off alcohol, prescription drugs, or street drugs frightens most people. Still, getting off the substance they abuse is critical to their physical and mental health. Even when a person has made the crucial decision to detox, it’s often tempting to find the least complicated way of doing it. To many people, this means a temptation to detox at home without proper supervision. This can be an enormous mistake and detrimental to a person’s health and chances of getting sober. 

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances accrued in the body during addiction. It is typically the first step for someone dealing with abuse of alcohol or drugs who wants to get sober. When the body is free from toxins, a person is better prepared to address their addiction in terms of physical issues and the mental health aspect of it. 

The Benefits of Medically-Supervised Detox

Detox often includes withdrawal symptoms that are best addressed by medical professionals who can treat them. When going through detox in a private facility, round-the-clock care is available to ease symptoms and address any medical needs. Detoxing without supervision can be risky and even deadly due to withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, seizures, and delirium. Statistics show that trying to detox alone is often ineffective, making it much less likely that the individual will attempt it again. They are also more likely to relapse when going it alone. 

When a person who suffers from addiction to drugs or alcohol decides to get sober, the first step is detoxification. Detoxing rids the body of toxins associated with the person’s drug of choice, allowing physical healing and letting the mental and emotional recovery work happen more quickly. Detoxing without medical supervision is usually a risky plan due to the potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms that can occur. Valiant Living offers detoxification in a setting that eases your symptoms and gives you the best chance of success. Our treatment professionals help you through the detox process and all the way through achieving real and permanent recovery. Our Colorado location allows you to remove yourself from your daily life and focus on sobriety. We also treat any co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Call us now at (303) 952-5035 for information on our detox and addiction treatment programs. It’s never too late to start your life over!