Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sacramento detox centers urge you not to self-detox on your own!!
Out of all the things you shouldn’t try at home, alcohol and drug detox are at the top of the list. As much as we all want to be able to “pull-though” on our own, the realities are that it is very dangerous to do so. We have all heard stories and myths about how somebody your friend knows was able to just quit every “cold-turkey.” And who knows, maybe they did, but medically speaking, it’s not a safe idea at all. Having a team of trained medical and mental health professionals in your corner is imperative to your long and short-term safety. When detoxing from alcohol, especially following chronic use, you may suffer from delirium tremens (DTs). Delirium tremens is a state of confusion of rapid onset and will cause rapid heartbeat, shaking, shivering and in some cases death due to a very high body temperature.