In this video I discuss alcohol and heroin detox. I must add that detox alone is not an effective addiction treatment. BUT – it’s a vital first step. If someone is not clean, chances are treating them for addiction will not be effective.
hi my love Liz today I'm going to do a quick video on detox now this video isn't really for addicts or our colleagues because chances are they already know what they need to know about detox it's more for family members to help them understand right so detox basically is getting on that shit out your body I'll start with our cold detox alcohol detox is the most dangerous detox in the fact that can kill I know people that have told me they'd wanted to detox from alcohol and the family members were hiding the alcohol trying to just get them to stop they're so dangerous because it can kill depending how much alcohol they have sometimes they can do a detox from home under the guide of love doctor other times they will need to go into a detox center where they watch 24 7 some of the symptoms of the detox are rapid heart rate heart seizure convulsions high blood pressure other drugs is likely to kill as alcohol detox are the benzodiazepines right so another detox were a drug for people detox medically from is heroin heroin detox will not kill you the symptoms of heroin detox include chills pain sweating and vomiting diarrhea to name a few like it's not a pretty detox at all so if you can't die from it why do they detox and medically basically it's such a painful uncomfortable detox chances are the person's going to want to end the suffering the way they do that is use again so if every time they try to detox they relapse they're not going to get anywhere so they need a ver help medically I'm sure anyone watching this that as detox from heroin thinks you don't even know the half because I really i haven't kinda just said just how awful it is for them but yeah that's why they are detox medically to try and alleviate some of the symptoms make it slow easier so they stand a better chance of getting clean and staying clean and then hopefully they can help them be treated effectively with an addiction treatment um drugs like cocaine ecstasy marijuana and crystal meth etc and lots of other recreational drugs they're fine to go cold turkey then you do not need a medical detox for them okay they might be uncomfortable what yeah you'll be fine you
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