Risks That Come with Detoxing at Home
The number of people in the world that are addicted to drugs and alcoholism is estimated to be over twenty million and as the time continues the number keeps on increasing. The process of healing from the addiction is initiated by the addicted individual when they accept the condition they are in. When the drug addict seeks for assistance at the rehab center one of the processes that the addicts is taken through is the detoxing. It is recommended that when an individual is detoxing they should do it under the instruction of a professional doctor found in the rehab center, though there are those who prefer to undergo the detox process at home. Different people react differently to the detoxing process and times the conditions may get worse.
The individual who is in the detoxing process need the care of a professional doctor. The reactions are different in every process of detoxing that one is in and the doctor uses the knowledge from the experiences they have had in the past to treat the individual. The knowledge obtained ensure that the individual gets the right treatment based on the type of reaction one gets. The rehab center is the best place to be when undergoing through the detoxing process because the professional and knowledgeable doctor is found.
The process of detoxing is the most difficult process that the addict has to pass through in the process of recovering from the addiction. Diarrhea, fever, sweating, pain, aches, and vomiting are symptoms associated with the detox process. When in the rehab center there are other people going through the same process, and they get the same effects, and they tend to console one another, but at home the individual has no one to share what they are going through with making it difficult for the individual.
One faces pains and trauma during the detoxing process which is not easy for the individual, and one may desire to use the same or other types of drugs. So at the end of the detoxing process the individual will be addicted to another type of drug if not the same drug they were trying to recover from. In the rehab center other people are in the process and when an individual shares what they are experiencing it will become easier.
When in the rehab center the individual is under the care of a professional, and they are available all the time in case of an emergency. During the detoxing process the emergency may arise, and the professional in the rehab center are there to take care of those conditions. At home the condition may get worse, and there is nobody in the house to call and ask for emergency help, and this may lead to losing the life of the individual.