How detoxification can help with treatment and recovery.

Detoxification (detox)

In some cases, detoxification is needed to prevent withdrawal symptoms. This will sometimes take place in a residential setting (such as a hospital) but can also be completed at home. It involves the supervised use of medication to ensure your bodily functions remain stable while all the alcohol is processed and eliminated from your body. The process takes seven to ten days.

It is advisable to be work on your recovery before and after you detox. It is only a part of the treatment, and recovery continues long after the detox has been completed.