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How to Help a Loved One Struggling With Addiction With a Detox Doctor

How To Help A Loved One Struggling With Addiction With A Detox Doctor

An estimate shows that about 23% of people who use heroin get addicted to opioids. People who are already addicted to drugs need to consult a detox doctor who will guide them on how to detox. Although one of the best ways to detox is through drinking plenty of fluids, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and getting adequate rest, there are several popular drug detox methods that can help rid your body of toxins more quickly.

Drug Detoxification

Drug detoxification is the medical process of eliminating or reducing the intoxicating effects of drugs from your body. It can be achieved through different methods, both inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient detoxification takes place in a hospital setting and requires that the patient remain under observation and care for the duration of the detox period. Outpatient detoxification usually allows for a greater degree of freedom and flexibility but places more responsibility on the individual. However, it’s important to consult a detox doctor in order to receive advice on the best drug detox methods.

Tips that Can Help Someone Suffering From Addiction:

Educate Yourself:

Get information about addiction and the effects of addiction. Familiarize yourself with how addiction impacts family and friends. Knowledge is power, and it may help you better understand yourself and your loved one. There are many resources available for gaining this knowledge (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) provides a wealth of educative and informative resources.

Look For Support:
It’s quite a difficult journey to have a loved one going through addiction problems. Look for groups or organizations that offer support and share resources to cope and help an addict.

You may need to get counseling services for yourself and a person with an addiction problem to help you through this difficult situation. Counseling is a great resource available to help you in managing yourself through this situation so that you can also support the addict. Check with your employer or health insurance provider to see if they offer mental health benefits. You can talk to someone or do a search for counseling resources in your area.

One of the great resources that you have is scheduling an appointment with a detox doctor, then you can receive guidance on the best drug detox methods and also counseling services.

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