Drug and Alcohol Detoxification
Detoxification is the initial step in a journey of comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation from the effects of substance abuse. It is a systemic process that offers all the tools required for recovery including mitigating, managing and eliminating the side effects resulting from the withdrawal from the use of the substance.
Most detox programs for a long-term drug abuse aim at physiological healing – which involves the combination of stabilization as the initial step, then detoxification to eliminate the drug from the body. This is in compliance with the National Institute on Drug Abuse guidance which stipulates that after stabilization the focus of detox programs shifts to support and monitoring of bodily processes as the body gets itself rid of the abused substance, and to managing of side-effects of the withdrawal.