Recovery from drug abuse is a life long process. The first step in that process is completing drug detox. Understanding that process and getting professional help is important. Here are some things to consider when choosing a drug detox center.

What is the process of drug detox?

Drug detox is the first step of taking your life back and beating substance abuse. Your mind and body have become dependent on a substance, when you stop taking that substance you are addicted to the consequences can be severe. You may have withdrawal symptoms that can range from light to severe, and can even lead to death in some circumstances without professional help. A drug detox center has professionals that will provide you with medication to curb withdrawal symptoms and try to make the process as comfortable as possible, they will keep you medically safe during the process. A drug detox also removes you from temptation of relapse, and keep you away from any triggers. This ensures you can focus all of your energy on getting clean and sober before starting the rehabilitation process.

Can I complete drug detox at home?

Drug detox can be done at home or in an outpatient facility, but that is a risky thing to attempt. Withdrawal symptoms can be extremely severe and in some cases can lead to death or permanent harm to your body. Choosing not to detox from drugs at a facility also puts you at risk of relapse. There will be temptation to use, there will be triggers, and your focus cannot be fully on the detox process, not to mention the withdrawals will be far more severe.

Inpatient drug detox ensures you will have the most comfortable detox as possible and will also ensure that you will not relapse. Limiting access to the substance you are addicted to is important and keeping you away from triggers or distractions. You must complete drug detox before you can begin drug rehab.

Drug Detox: How Long Does it take?

Drug detoxification times can vary widely based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • The substance that is being abused
  • How much of the drug you are taking
  • How long you have been abusing the drug
  • Family and genetic factors
  • Medical history and underlying conditions
  • Age
  • Gender

The average time for drug detox is 7 days, however there is a wide range.

New Leaf Detox and Treatment in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California is a premier drug detox programs in California.

If you are ready to take the first step of living a clean and sober life then please call us today. Our addiction treatment specialists are here to answer your questions, and can help with verifying your insurance or getting you set up with a payment plan. Getting you set up with inpatient drug detox will ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible and set you up for success in rehab and complete recovery. Call us today at our Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano Detox Facility.

 

Call us today and one of our specialist can help you get stated and give you the information you need to begin your recovery.