What is Detox?
Detoxification, or detox, is the process of allowing the body to eliminate the build-up of drugs, chemicals, or alcohol in it. The purpose of detox is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol.
Everyone has a different experience with detox. The type of drug and how long it was used affect what detox will be like.
Medications used in detox help keep former users comfortable while the drugs leave their body. More importantly, particularly in the case of alcohol, going “cold turkey” can be deadly, so medically supervised detox is a medical necessity. Serenity Lodge has licensed medical professionals and 24-hour nursing staff on duty to help patients manage symptoms as comfortably as possible. Detox should be followed up with a treatment program.