Recovering from addiction to drugs is a long and multi tiered process. Drug Detox is the first of many steps to beating your addiction.
Understanding what happens during the drug detox process and choosing the right drug detox program is important. Here are some things for you to consider when choosing.
What is Drug Detox?
Drug Detox is the first step in recovery and describes what happens to your mind and body when you no longer get the substance you are addicted to, The craving and withdrawals are severe and you need to be medicated and supervised to ensure a less painful and smooth detox as well as being in a safe and comfortable environment and access to medical professionals.
Is it important to go to a drug detox facility, or can I do it at home?
You can choose to detox at home or in an outpatient facility, However it is not safe to detox at home, some withdrawals are so severe they can lead to death, as well as you are far more likely to relapse before you are done with detox if you are not in a supervised inpatient facility with the medications needed to help you detox safely and more comfortably.
Detox Facilities for Drug detox aim to keep you as comfortable as possible, allow you to focus 100 percent on your recovery, and limit your access to drugs to prevent relapses. Detox must be completed before you begin rehab.
How long does drug detox take?
The time drug detox takes can vary pretty widely based on a number of different factors including:
- How much and how long you have been using, and the type of drug being used
- Family and genetic factors
- Medical history and underlying conditions
- Age and gender
And many more….
Most drug detox programs on average last 3 to 7 days depending on these factors.
The Grove in Santa Ana, Orange County, California Provides one of the best drug detox programs in California.
Start your journey to recovery with a call to The Grove today, Our addiction treatment specialists can guide you through the process and ensure you have the best possible chance for success and a smooth detox process and recovery the entire way through. Call us today at our Santa Ana & Orange County facility.