What is a Medical Detox for Drug and Alcohol Addiction?
A medical detox is used when someone has to be taken off a drug, medication or alcohol and the withdrawal symptoms can be too hard or dangerous for his life. It is used in the case of severe alcoholism where the alcoholic will be given usually benzodiazepine for anti-seizure and also to be able to sleep. He will also be monitored to avoid dehydration.
It can also be used in the case of people detoxing from opiates such as heroin, methadone, painkillers, etc. A substitute drug such as suboxone can be used in combination with a benzodiazepine. The individual will be weaned down from the opiate to become free of it.
Medical detox can also be applied to people wanted to get off of a long-term use of benzodiazepine.
The above text is informative only and do not replace medical advice from a specialist and are not to be performed without medical supervision.
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Canada does not have a lot of medical detox available and most of them are private. The United States is getting more and more specialized with having better detox for hard medication and drugs.