Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body and medically assisted detoxification is a recommended initial step of treatment for a wide range of addicted individuals. For anyone who has developed a significant substance dependency it is likely to be an essential first step before therapeutic treatment can begin.
Dependency means that the body has adapted itself to tolerate persistently elevated levels of a substance. This means, in turn, that the person begins to experience the need to continue taking the drug, simply to feel ‘normal’. Once that substance is withdrawn, dependent individuals will often experience a host of mental and physical health symptoms that are uncomfortable and potentially dangerous.
These can include:
So if you or a loved one is experiencing problems with drug or alcohol use contact us today to arrange an initial assessment.