Detox treatment is the method used to eliminate unwanted toxic substances from the patient body who have been using substance abuse. It is also known as detoxification. Detox treatment is used in people with addiction to alcohol and drugs. The treatment is used to help patients achieve physical dependency by managing cravings and symptoms withdrawal.
In the rehabilitation programs, the first step that is always used for treatment is the drug detox. The treatment entails all the necessary tools and strategies needed by the individual to overcome addiction. The detox programs help patients to heal psychologically especially the ones that have long term addiction of alcohol and drugs as their body become free of the substances.
For the successful results of the rehabilitation programs, the individual with the addiction problem must be stable physically through detox treatment. When the addiction persists, another approach is taken, that is the medical detox to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Other approaches such as voluntary detox treatments are used in inpatient programs in rehabilitation facilities. The facilities employ the approaches based on the scope of the individual addiction. These are determined by the period individual has been struggling with the addiction and capabilities of the facilities. The withdrawal symptoms vary in individual, some people have mild and others severe. Most people experience anxiety, depression, shakiness, hallucinations, restlessness, seizure, fever unstable heart rate and sleeping problems. Also, there are a number of issues that can arise during this treatment and some of them include violence, psychosis symptoms, medical illness, injury and self-harm. The rehabilitation facilities are always ready to deal with such issues to ensure that every patient have effective treatment at the first stage. Detox treatment is used by rehabilitation centers to help addicted patients to start their recovery journey safely within 24 hours through monitoring.