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Home Detox by State

Home Detox by State

Home Detoxification Programs For Alcohol And Drug Addiction in the USA

The home detox approach has been around in the United States for quite some time, and there are numerous products and remedies, which are not pharmacological that are marketed to help people through a home detox. Other approaches include the use of medications to help an addict manage their withdrawal pains.

Detox programs will typically administer other drugs to assist in managing withdrawal symptoms, and ensure the patient is off all drugs at the end. Within the home detox process, the use of other medications could lead to substituting one drug for another drug, and without the proper supervision and guidance, the patient could become dependent on the medication. Despite home detox being an approach advertised throughout the United States, addicts and their families should take everything into consideration.

What is the difference between home detox and other detox methods?

The primary difference between the two is the setting of which it all takes place. Home detox is done within the addict’s home or in the home of someone who is helping. Traditional detox programs are regularly done in a detox treatment center, which is invariably primarily residential. In-house detox is usually the better option, because it is a controlled setting and addiction's counselor or even medical professionals are on hand. There are some obvious risks with home detox, primarily because the chance of returning to drugs when things get tough is quite high. When detox is required it is important to look at all the options, and ensure the best possible solution for detox is gotten for the patient.

What is home detox?

Home detox is a process where an addict or a person dependent on drugs will attempt to detox from these drugs within their home. Home detox remedies will be different, especially with natural remedies, and some addicts will use other medications to assist with their detox. The home detox process should be carefully thought out, and everything must be planned ahead of time. An addict going through a detox at home can take advantage of natural remedies, and or can incorporate medications, but this will all depend on the severity of the addiction. Addicts who are not using any type of drug, which causes a physical dependency, may want to consider more natural remedies to alleviate their withdrawal symptoms. Drug users taking drugs that cause a physical dependency may have to use other drugs to alleviate withdrawal pains.

How effective is home detox?

The effectiveness of home detox will primarily depend upon the willingness of the addict and the methods they are using to help them through the detox. It is recommended that each home detox is done with the support from other people, because it is difficult to go through this process without the help of anyone else. This will all be part of the planning process, and the more that is planned ahead of time will also contribute towards the success of the home detox. Because a drug detox can be an arduous process, and it is done at home, the addict must be very willing to want to go through the whole process.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.