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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 Definition of the word 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.

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The above text is informative only and do not replace medical advice from a specialist and are not to be performed without medical supervision.

DRS has found very effective medical detox that can get someone a drug-free life!

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.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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