Getting to the point where you’re ready to kick drugs and alcohol is a huge achievement in itself. You’re probably beat down, exhausted, and feeling like you can’t do much more than collapse into bed and hole up in your room for a few days. Researching, finding, and paying for a detox facility might feel like way more than you’re capable of right now. But should you detox at home?
In short, probably not. The effort it takes to get into a professional detox facility is totally worth it, and here’s why.
You know the deal: Nausea, puking, aches, crazy anxiety, and so many more withdrawal symptoms make getting off of drugs and alcohol seriously uncomfortable. At home, there’s nothing you can do except tough it out. That’s brutal, and unfortunately it drives many people to relapse before they even finish detox. When you detox in a facility, a team of professionals is totally focused on making your detox experience as comfortable as possible. They’ll take care of your hydration, nutrition, and even prescribe medication that can help you make it through to the other side.
Detox is dangerous.
At the same time, having a team of medical professionals watching over you during detox is key when it comes to your safety. Depending on your drug of choice, detox can be dangerous or even fatal. Comas, heart attacks, and other seriously scary stuff can happen as your body starts to try and operate without the chemical substances you’ve been feeding it for years. You can take the chance that you’ll be fine, or you can have professionals keeping an eye out for any signs that you’re not doing well.
Detox is just the beginning.
Even if you’re able to detox safely at home, what happens next? That depends on you. If you detox at home, you’ll be starting your first days of recovery in the exact same environment where your addiction was running wild. Detoxing at a facility like Transformations means you’ll be surrounded by a support system that will help you plan for success. Whether that means continuing to residential treatment, entering a sober living community or going to 12 Step meetings, they’ll work with you to create a plan that gives you the best chance of success at staying clean and sober.
You deserve to give yourself a chance at recovery. We’ll give you everything you need to make sure it’s worth it.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.