When to Seek Help from a Medical Detoxification Treatment

Medical detox is the process by which harmful drug toxins and residues are removed from the patient’s tissues, and their body allowed to naturally purify itself. As a result of this sudden absence of the person’s drug of choice, the body returns to its former state of equilibrium. After a protracted or intense period of drug abuse, this sudden return to homeostasis can cause a series of rigorous side effects, or withdrawal symptoms. Trained clinicians oversee the detox process from start to finish, and may use medication to ease the symptoms of withdrawal and ensure the patient’s safety and comfort.

The purpose of detox is twofold: to guarantee the patient’s safety and to prepare them for the next stage of treatment (rehabilitation, therapy, and counseling). The physical side effects of withdrawal can be painful, even lethal, if left unsupervised and untreated. Trained clinicians administer medications to ease symptoms and reduce the chances of relapse. Detox treats only the symptoms of physical dependency. It does nothing to address a person’s underlying psychological problems. Detox cleanses the system in preparation for a 45- to 90-day regimen of therapy from qualified medical professionals. To learn more about detoxification with NC Drug Rehab Charlotte, call our friendly representatives at (704) 961-9577.

How Detox Works

Detox is a holistic process. It doesn’t just cleanse the tissues and organs of drug residues. With the aid of medication, it can also help a person break free of cravings and physical dependencies which controlled his or her life. Drug addiction is something that’s learned, and reinforced by the neurotransmitters in the brain. Detox shuts down the “noise” emanating from the body’s dopamine receptors and allows the patient the mental breathing room they need to focus on more constructive pastimes. The mind and the body need time to readjust to a new life without the constant presence of alcohol or drugs. Then the latent psychological issues which caused the addiction in the first place can be confronted.

Learn more about programs and options provided by NC Drug Rehab Charlotte with a quick call to the treatment experts at (704) 961-9577.