You should NEVER try and detox yourself without consulting a medical professional
Medical Detox may sound frightening, but it is in fact the safest and least traumatic way to get sober. Doctors help alleviate most all discomfort associated with this process. Not all substances require a ‘Medical Detox’, but a couple of them are life-threatening and should NEVER be attempted without medical supervision. All detoxes are safest under a doctor’s care.
Trying to come off Opiates can make you feel like you are going to die. The physical pain and withdrawal of an Opiate can be one of the most painful experiences out there. You will likely be sweating, shaking, extreme muscular/skeletal pain, and possibly lose control of your bodily functions. You are more likely to pawn all your stuff and buy more dope than to die from the withdrawals. It is an excruciating experience but not likely to end your life. It is suggested to get professional help for this process, you don’t have to suffer needlessly.
Methamphetamines and Cocaine might make you feel crazy and anxiety-ridden, but it is also not likely to kill you. It can cause psychosis and hallucinations due to long-term use and/or lack of food and sleep. Withdrawals are uncomfortable and medication is very helpful. Sleep is usually the best place to start. You may also be a seizure risk so always consult with a professional first. Doctors can help manage stress and discomfort with appropriate medications.
Alcohol and/or Benzodiazepines are the most dangerous detoxes out there. Alcohol/Benzodiazepine withdrawal CAN kill you. Alcohol withdrawals can cause shaking, sweating, increased heart rate, and most importantly seizures. Hypnotics such as Ketamine, Benzodiazepines, and other muscle relaxers can also cause seizures during withdrawals. Benzodiazepines alone can cause hallucinations, anxiety, and seizures as well. Individually these are extremely dangerous, together they are even worse. You should NEVER detox from any of these by yourself.
ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY TYPE OF DETOX.
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