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Understanding Detox Programs in Baltimore

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A detox program is used to flush the body’s systems of drugs and alcohol. They are designed to help people recover from an experience with substance abuse, whether it’s drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two. Since these substances wreak havoc on the body’s natural cleansing system, such as the liver, kidney, and digestive system, the person is at risk of severe harm if they try detoxing their body on their own. Though there are various ways to detox, a medical detox program is the safest option. If you are looking for detox programs in Baltimore, the professionals at the Bergand Group can be of assistance.

The Benefits of A Professional Detox Program

While some people unfortunately have tried detoxing at home and rapid detox, they are dangerous and can easily lead to relapse. Tapering and medical detoxes, on the other hand, are the safest and most reliable ways of detoxing. Tapering is when a person will take smaller and smaller doses of the drugs they use, as advised by a medical professional, until they are no longer using. When it is done slowly and with guidance, it is effective. Medical detox is safe and supervised. Medication, nutrition, and emotional support are all factored into this type of detox. Often times, medication is provided to lessen the effects of the withdrawal symptoms. After detox, the team will suggest programs and ensure enrollment so the person gains the tools they need to help them stay sober long term.

The Risks of Going Cold Turkey

Cold turkey is when a person decides to quit using drugs or alcohol and does so without medications or a drug taper. This decision comes with a lot risks and shouldn’t be done. If you are using drugs for a long time and they are benzodiazepines, opiates, or alcohol, then the effects can be fatal. The nervous system adapts to the substances you are consuming. When you stop suddenly, you can develop heart problems, seizures, chest pain, and more.

The Bergand Group Offers Detox Programs in Baltimore

Are you or someone you love struggling with addiction? At the Bergand Group, we have over 20 years of experience helping people navigate their addictions. With the combination of detox and therapy, we can help you on your road to recovery in a safe environment. For more information or to schedule an appointment today, contact us.

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