Outpatient Detox: It Doesn’t Have to Be Scary


The detoxification process can be a frightening, sometimes-dangerous ordeal, especially if those suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) try to brave it themselves. The physical, emotional, and mental struggles can discourage people from wanting to detox, ultimately lengthening the dependence on substance use. However, those looking to live a sober life don’t have to do it alone. Once the decision to start the recovery process is initiated, individuals must decide between inpatient or outpatient detox. With the right treatment plan, individuals can complete the detox process. What Is Detox? The detox process is characterized by emptying the body of substances [...]