Why Detox is Necessary

Entering a residential detox is one decision you will not want to take lightly. It is reasonable that you will expect the benefits of taking this step to outweigh any cost and inconvenience. There are some compelling reasons why detox is necessary, and it is important that you consider these so you can make an informed choice.

People have died when trying to detox unsupervised. The process of detoxification can be a severe shock to your body, and it can lead to elevated vital signs (e.g. pulse and blood pressure) and possibly even convulsions. By staying in a residential detox, you can be supervised and kept safe throughout the detox process.

The environment in which you go through withdrawals is going to make a huge difference to how you experience the process. This is why here at Wellness Residential Detox, we provide a good level of safety and comfort. There will be plenty of things going on to keep your mind occupied, and you will also have the company of other clients and detox professionals.

The fact that you may be highly motivated at the beginning of your detox is no guarantee that you will see it through to the end. Withdrawals can get uncomfortable, and you will also be dealing with thinking processes that support the addictive behavior. The fact that you know how easy it would be to escape the discomfort (by getting a hit, fix, or drink) only increases the temptation to relapse. By staying in a residential detox you will be protected from temptation, and there will be professionals and other clients there to keep you motivated and focused on your goal.

Detox is the first stage in recovery from addiction. The program here at Wellness Residential Detox is designed to not only help you pass easily through withdrawals, but to also help you create a solid foundation for your new life. Our continuing care program will help you ensure that you continue to take the right steps towards a better future.

Detox is one of the most crucial steps into recovery. It is during this time that your mind and body begin to realize it will not be given the chemical substance that it is craving. During this time your physical reactions and emotions are heightened. The easiest way to make this transition is through a medically supervised detox program.

There are numerous dangers to detoxing on your own, the most severe of which could be death. It is important that you not try to detox on your own after any period of drug and/or alcohol use. Symptoms of self-detox may include:

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Heart Attacks