Detoxification serves as the foundational step in the broader scope of addiction treatment. When an individual stops using drugs or alcohol, they might experience withdrawal symptoms, ranging from mild discomfort to severe physical and psychological reactions. Addressing these symptoms in a controlled setting, like in our drug detox center in Philadelphia, ensures safety and lays the groundwork for the subsequent recovery phases. Additionally, a successful detox can reduce the risk of relapse, as it breaks the immediate cycle of substance use and allows individuals to enter the following stages of treatment with a clearer mind and stabilized physical condition.
It is not advisable to attempt drug detox at home. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpredictable, and there is a risk of serious medical complications. If you are thinking about detoxing, please consult with a doctor or contact UNISON Rehab to help you get started. We can help you develop a safe and effective detox plan and refer you to additional resources through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).