Supervised vs Cold Turkey Detox

Detox: What is Most Effective?

Whether you are detoxing from overindulgence of alcohol, legal or illicit drugs, medical supervision always trump the “cold turkey” approach. Because of the unpredictable nature of withdrawal symptoms, the risks of experiencing a medical crisis increase with do it yourself  (DIY) detox efforts. While it’s easy to underestimate the biomedical and psychological risks presented by abruptly halting the use of any habituated substance; the result can be fatal.

When appropriately administered, detoxification procedures safely and systematically eliminate toxins accumulated in the body by habituated drug and/or alcohol  and/or alcohol use. It is designed to interrupt repetitive drug and/or alcohol  use cycles which allows the patient to actively participate in a personalized program of recovery.

During inpatient medical detox, patients are closely monitored and stabilized throughout the withdrawal process. Ebb Tide Treatment provides around-the-clock medical oversight to ensure that the detoxification process provides the best foundation for full recovery. Having immediate access to medical care during a detox helps to mitigate the dangers associated with drug or alcohol withdrawals such as…

  • anxiety attacks
  • convulsions
  • vomiting,
  • intense cravings
  • mood swings,
  • dangerously high fevers,
  • cardiac arrest
  • vivid hallucinations,
  • paranoia,
  • attempted or completed suicide

Benefits of the inpatient detox process include:

  • Reducing the pain and suffering associated with physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens.
  • Stabilizing imbalances that can trigger suicidal thoughts and or attempts.
  • Preventing a relapse during the withdrawal process.
  • Providing ongoing assessment to quickly address a medical crisis situation.

Studies show the potential for a dangerous relapse and suicidal behavior are major concerns during and immediately following detoxification. These risk factors, however, can be reduced with specialized care that provides effective medical support, coping mechanisms, and protection from psychological stressors and social triggers. People most at risk of experiencing a medical crisis during detoxification include alcoholics, poly-drug users and those that have experienced multiple relapse events

If you are considering halting an out of control drug use behavior Ebb Tide Treatment Center has a team of board-certified doctors, nurses and psychiatrists to oversee the medical detox and rehabilitation process.

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Ebb Tide Treatment Centers

At Ebb Tide Treatment Centers we believe alcoholics and addicts can and do recover. Recovering from active addiction (Substance Abuse Disorder) does not have to be a long, painful process. With the help of Ebb Tide’s caring and experienced staff, you and your loved ones will learn, and take proven steps necessary to achieve success by maintaining lasting sobriety. The goal of Ebb Tide Treatment Centers is to restore lives and families. With our help, you can regain control of your life from addiction and start living happily again. Your new life is just a phone call away. Call us today at 561-508-8330 or visit our website.


Ebb Tide Treatment Center
400 Executive Center Dr. Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33410



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