For those committed to long-term sustainable recovery, the first step is selecting a detoxification process to accompany a long-recovery program. Different substances stay within the body for varying periods of time. An average stay in detox is three to 10 days. Think of detox as a way to cleanse and rid the body of these toxins so that the individual can think clearly and begin living a healthy lifestyle.
During the detox process, individuals may experience cravings and physical side effects which may include severe stomach cramping, vomiting, nausea and digestive issues. A residential detox allows medical staff to monitor vital signs, as well as guide clients through both the physical and emotional process of withdrawal. Additionally, a focus on good nutrition and vitamins is introduced during detox.
The combination of a medically supervised detox and the introduction to good nutritional habits prepare clients physically and mentally to enter a treatment program.
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