DETOXIFICATION by Omowe

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									Detox Or Detoxification - Whatever You Call It,
You May Benefit
Detox or detoxification includes two things:

1) Withdrawing poisonous substance from the body.

2) Withdrawing one's mind and soul from the darkness of abused substances.

The term Rapid detox was first used ten years ago and was specially related to opiate addictions. But today, it is
mostly used to advertise and describe various methods of detox. Rapid detox can be used to describe the methods
of alcohol detoxification, drug detox and other substances.
Drug detox

It is a process to withdraw one from drug addiction. Detoxification assists the overcoming of uncomfortable
symptoms at the time of drug withdrawal. The ultimate goal of drug detox is to get the body rid of toxins formed due
to drug use. It is carried out in various ways depending on where you decide to receive the treatment. Most drug
detox clinics provide treatment only for physical withdrawal of drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol detoxification

Alcohol detoxification is the process to withdraw one from alcohol addiction.

There are various aspects of alcohol detoxification:

1) The first aspect of alcohol detoxification is the medical aspect. There should be a medical specialist and a qualified
nursing staff in order to help the patient during the procedure. It is an established fact that if a medical practitioner
can set the patient's mind calm then the entire procedure goes smoothly.

2) The second aspect of alcohol detoxification is physical. During this process there should be a nutritionist in the
medical center to put the patient on a perfect meal plan. If the patient takes balanced diet then the rest of the
alcohol detoxification process will go more smoothly.

3) The third and the most important aspect of alcohol detoxification is the emotional aspect. The medical center
should have a trained team of psychologists and counselors to help the patient psychologically. The process can be
extremely emotional at times. Specialists should be there to assist the patient move forward through emotions.

4) Alcohol detoxification always combines a therapy with medication and that of psychological counseling. These
programs are often long lasting; they mostly take two to four months and needs staying at medical institutions.
Therapy techniques and personal counseling assist the patients to recover from alcohol completely and more
comfortably. The drugs are given to avoid withdrawal symptoms that the patients may experience. Complete
recovery from alcoholism is most preferable and the ideal situation.

5) Alcohol detoxification therapies use drugs like Disulfiram, which cause a severe and immediate hangover after
consuming alcohol. Drugs like Naltrexone, helps in complete and comfortable recovery.

6) Nutritional therapy has also proved helpful in alcohol detoxification. During this stage, some patients feel 'insulin
resistance syndrome' which results in the failure of processing sugar in body. "Insulin resistance syndrome" causes
behavioral upsets and mood swings. These mood swings and behavioral upsets can be controlled with specific
dietary regimen. Due to these types of psychological problems one should include a dietary regimen during alcohol
detoxification.

7) There are some specific programs that help heavy drinkers who are not yet alcoholics but on the same way yet to
become alcoholics. Moderation management also helps such people.

								
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