Can I Detox at Home?
Many people wonder if they can detox at home and then come to us for counseling, but we advise against this. Choosing to detox at home can lead to serious, potentially fatal complications. Depending on the drug you are addicted to, you may experience severe dehydration, hallucinations or seizures.
Delirium tremens (DTs) are another concern and refer to a severe, life-threatening form of alcohol withdrawal. People may experience shaking, confusion or hallucinations because the brain and nervous system can’t adjust to not having alcohol. Sadly, some people who stop “cold turkey” go through this and end up relapsing or going to the emergency room.
Detoxing in a safe environment with support available is the best way to detox without complications. Plus, the medications we use will help you manage your symptoms so that you can feel better and have a greater chance for success!