By: Eric Moore
December 28, 2017

Is Medical Detox Necessary When Quitting Drugs?

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When somebody decides to get sober they often think the only thing needed is rehab. This can be true, but usually, there are important steps before treatment can be of maximum benefit. Detoxification is often the first and most important step into recovery. Most treatment centers suggest at least a few days in an inpatient detox center to ensure stability and reduce withdrawal. Detox can be vital for someone’s chances of recovery.

Medically monitored detoxification is the process of slowly bringing someone off addictive substances in a controlled environment and significantly reduces the negative side effects of withdrawal in addition to keeping the patient safe. Some people attend a medically monitored detox because it is comfortable and separates the person from their drug of choice, but for some, medical detox is extremely necessary.

Some drugs can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms which require a tapering drug to reduce the risk of lethal symptoms, including alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawals. It is important to learn the risks of withdrawal before attempting to taper by yourself or quit cold turkey. Even if you do not plan on going to rehab, monitored detox may be necessary and in most cases recommended.

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