What kind of drugs have you been taking? For instance, if you have been smoking marijuana, unless you are a very extreme case, you can and probably should detox at home. Although still give your doctor a quick visit just to be on the safe side. If on the other hand you are a heroin addict, I would suggest that you think very carefully before attempting to do this on your own.
There are a list of fabulous resources and information online on detox health diets and good “detox foods,” “detox recipes” and “foods to be avoided” to keep the body healthy.
The human body is like one big process of input and output. Some things we intake such as food and water which the body requires diffuse into the body; we then pass the by-products which are of no use, or surplus to the body’s requirements. Drugs, on the other hand, diffuse almost entirely into the body as this is what they are designed to do.
Do you know what withdrawal symptoms are? These symptoms appear in the patient when he tries to get rid of addiction. The only thing which can minimize these symptoms is a Detox program. It does not matter which drug is abused by the patient. The Drug rehab program is needed in every situation.
A symptom of the addiction is to fear detoxification. Your mind and body have gotten so used to the drugs and they resist even the thought of ridding your system of them. Fear is a very strong emotion but normally, it turns out that the fear of detox is often worse than the actual experience. Our minds conjure up all sorts of outdated and mythical information so that we resist going. The only way to conquer this is by realizing that this happens and by becoming educated about what really happens during detox.
The facility most likely gave you an information packet of literature on the program as well as a list of things to pack, and what not to pack. Make sure that you take with you items that will keep your spirits up and happy. This will be a challenging time as you work to get the drugs and alcohol out of your system and prepare for a new life.
One of the best ways of overcoming this psychological pull in the long term is to find people that can help you. That could take the form of support groups, rehab clinic after-care programs, your life partner, or your friends. Everyone needs help. And more so if you have to fight a demon like drug addiction.