What is Detox?
When someone battling substance abuse decides to stop using, they will enter into a phase called detox. People who stop using drugs or alcohol are in the process of removing poisons from their body. The term detox refers to the period of time in which the body metabolizes and uses up the drugs or alcohol in its system, and it is the first step on the road to recovery.
Although it is a smart and positive decision, undergoing detox can actually be extremely dangerous. When a person has become dependent on drugs or alcohol, their body develops a need for the substance in order to function. When a person decides to abstain from their addiction, their body will fight it, going into withdrawal. Withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be extremely dangerous (and even fatal) if not medically supervised, causing symptoms such as:
- Anxiety and depression
- Racing heart
- Changes in blood pressure
- Chest tightness and trouble breathing
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
Because their body is so dependent on the substance, detoxification must be undergone in a safe environment that will not put the person in danger. Medically supervised detox is available at many treatment centers and hospitals. Standard detox usually requires shared rooms, mandatory group meetings, and extended time away from home. And while these detox experiences may be beneficial, they are not for everyone.
If you or someone you love wants to quit using drugs or alcohol but needs a unique treatment experience, you may want to consider private detox.
Private Detox With Dr. Harry
Privacy is extremely important for some people, for both personal and professional reasons. Detoxing from a substance abuse issue can be an especially vulnerable moment in a person’s life. Although working towards recovery is something to be proud of, you may not want to share it with the world.
Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian is a highly-regarded medical professional who has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Harry’s treatment services are designed to serve people who need a more discreet, focused, and individualized treatment experience. The process is managed by Dr. Harry and supported by his team of therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, sober coaches, holistic practitioners, nutritionists, and fitness experts.
Together, Dr. Harry and his team provide a safe and private detox process for all of his patients with round-the-clock medical supervision. Dr. Harry and his team also individualize the process, assessing a person’s unique needs and providing care based on their conclusions.
Dr. Harry and his team happily provide a concierge treatment experience that is willing to treat each client when and where they need to be treated. This specialized treatment experience can be delivered through Dr. Harry’s Outpatient Center, in-home care with 24-hour staff, or other local accommodations of the client’s choosing.
Now is the Time
If you or your loved one is struggling with addiction, nothing should get in the way of seeking help. Don’t wait until help is no longer an option.