The drug epidemic has been a nationally recognized problem for decades, affecting people from all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. In late 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared out-of-control opioid addiction to be a public health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdose claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Americans in 2017.
Tragically, too many people pay the ultimate price for an untreated drug or alcohol addiction. But even people who do not die often lose their livelihoods and struggle with long-term health and financial problems. Drug abuse can take over every aspect of a person’s life, but effective detox, combined with subsequent treatment planning, can help get their lives back on track.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to substances like benzodiazepines, alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin or cocaine, supervised medical detox is your best option for comfortably ridding your body and mind of these toxic chemicals and setting the stage for a full recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The goal of clinical detox is to stabilize people and help them transition safely away from long-term use of their substance of choice, while managing dangerous withdrawal symptoms and cravings.