What is inpatient drug detox?

When it comes to the detox process, whether with drugs or alcohol, it can be an overwhelming and daunting process. One way to help you or someone you love through this process is with inpatient drug detox centers. The inpatient services can help you move through the process a little easier by offering the type of support around the clock that you're going to need. Here are a few things to know about inpatient drug detox.

What is inpatient detox?
In a medical inpatient detox facility, you are supervised by a team of medical experts who are versed in this sort of process. They are there to monitor you every step of the way throughout the process of detoxing to make sure you come through it safely. In some cases, detox can be very dangerous and it's important to have support on hand. Medical detox can be assisted by use of medication to help take the edge of the process as well. An important aspect of the medical team is to know when you had your last dose, what doses you're used to, and how long your abuse has been going on. 

The medical team can keep an eye on the progress throughout, including the mental and physical stability of the person going through detox. This is a safe and helpful way to get through the first critical steps of getting the drugs of choice out of your system. Medical inpatient detox can benefit those who are ready to make a change in their life but are not sure what steps to take. 

NA. "How to Find a Drug Detox Center" American Addiction Centers.(Website).(2015).
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  • Inpatient detox under the supervision of medical professionals can make things so much easier. The person is much more comfortable and safer, because they're being closely monitored. I think this is always the best choice if it's available to someone.
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