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What’s it like: To go through medical detox

People who suffer from addiction might end up in a detoxification facility to rid their bodies of the drug, or drugs, they’re abusing. After detox, a person is usually recommended to seek further treatment to remain sober.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: April 7, 2013
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Why does a person go to detox?

Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. People who suffer from addiction might end up in a detoxification facility to rid their bodies of the drug, or drugs, they’re abusing. After detox, a person is usually recommended to seek further treatment to remain sober.

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