What is Detox?
Detoxing is the important first step that one will undergo if being admitted into a rehab. There is a lot of uncertainty and confusion about what detoxing actually is.
A detox is the porcess of weaning the body off of a substance. A detox addresses the physical aspect of rehabilitation, but not any psychological aspects.
Detox Happens in 3 Stages
There are 3 stages to a detox and each one is crucial for the process to be successful.
Stage 1: Evaluation- upon being admitted into a rehab, the medical staff will evaluate the severity of the addiction in the patient. Tests will be done to see which drugs are present in the blood. This knowledge will help to assist the staff in knowing how to best move forward with the process.
Stage 2:Stabilization- Next it is time to lead the patient into the detox process. Drugs may or may not be involved in this process.
Stage 3: Guidance into Treatment- After the detox is completed it is now time to guide the patient into the next step which is rehab. At this time the patient is informed on what the rehab process will look like for them.