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Medically Supervised Detox vs. Detoxing at Home

Medically Supervised Detox vs. Detoxing at Home

As a person continues using drugs or alcohol, their body develops a physical dependency on the substances they’re using.

This can result in addiction and dependencies that can only be broken through detoxification. The detox process involves abstaining from substance use until the bloodstream is free of the toxins in drugs or alcohol. The process typically takes anywhere between 4 and 72 hours. Sadly, far too many people think that they can detox at home safely. At Banyan Detox Center, we know that medical detoxification in Stuart at a professional facility for treatment is key. Detoxing at home can be dangerous, putting sobriety and safety at risk. Medically monitored detox is a safer option for those who are ready to find sobriety.

The Risks of Detoxing at Home

Drugs and alcohol alter many systems within the body, including the central nervous system, many systems within the brain, and organs, such as the liver. During detox, many of these systems within the body go into panic mode due, to the lack of the substances they’ve grown accustomed to. This can lead the body into overdrive, producing symptoms such as:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Heart Palpations
  • Stroke
  • Confusion
  • Shaking

The exact symptoms present during detoxification will depend on factors such as a person’s age, their overall health, duration of substance abuse, and the number of drugs used. Do you have someone in your home who knows how to treat the more severe withdrawal symptoms? This is why medical detoxification in Stuart is so crucial. Detoxing at home isn’t just uncomfortable, but it can be life-threatening. With medically monitored detox, patients can receive professional medical care to help mitigate and treat any withdrawal symptoms.

Choosing Medical Detoxification in Stuart

At Banyan Detox Center, we offer medical detoxification in Stuart to help patients from all walks of life. Our detoxification services are designed for patient comfort, giving patients the care they need for optimal safety and comfort throughout the detox process. Our services include alcohol, heroin, opiate, and prescription drug detox in Stuart. Safely detoxing is only the first step in finding sobriety. After detoxification, our facility’s affiliated locations can provide personalized treatment.


Contact our Banyan Detox Center team today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our medically supervised alcohol, heroin, and prescription drug detox in Stuart. We are here to help our patients safely and comfortably detox.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.