How Our Drug & Alcohol Detox Works
Essentially, detox gradually eliminates drugs and alcohol from the dependent person’s system. It’s a medical process that, depending on the substance, uses various prescription drugs to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. A specially trained team of doctors and nurses administers these drugs on a decreasing schedule, until the patient’s body is completely free of the original abused substance.
The patient is closely monitored during the detox process, especially over the first 48 or so hours. The detox team gradually tapers the detox drugs until the patient can stop them completely. Sometimes, the patient will remain on certain prescription drugs even after the detox process is finished. These drugs serve to manage cravings and reduce the risk of relapse.
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