The process of removing a drug from the body. This is the initial period addicts must go through to become drug-free. Withdrawal symptoms appear early during this process. Depending on the drug, detoxification lasts for a few days to a week or more.
The neutralization of or degradation of toxic or otherwise dangerous substances. The liver is responsible for the detoxification of many of the dangerous substances created or ingested by the human body.
Treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, usually under a medically supervised program designed to safely manage the transitional period during which the intoxicating or addictive substances are excreted from the body.
Process, or processes, of chemical modification which make a toxic molecule less toxic Treatment of patients suffering from poisoning in such a way as to promote physiological processes which reduce the probability or severity of harmful effects
a Hospital service providing treatment to diminish or remove from a Patient's body the toxic effects of chemical substances, such as alcohol or drugs, usually as an initial step in the treatment of a chemical-dependent person. The amount of days needed for treatment is determined through Psychiatric Pre-Certification.
The process by which the body rids itself of unwanted and potentially harmful substances, or toxins. These toxins can come from food, water, air, or from the by-products of normal metabolism. Detoxification generally happens in the liver or kidneys, where toxins are either broken down or attached to a water-soluble, natural chemical to be easily excreted in the urine or sweat.
Nutritionists, herbalists or other practitioners may recommend detoxification therapy to eliminate toxins from the body. Some detoxification therapies include a diet of fruits, vegetables, water and herbs. Others might include an enema or sweat bath. Detoxification is believed to help with respiratory and hormone problems, headaches, allergies and other ailments.
The process of withdrawing a person from any addictive substance. Detoxification occurs naturally when the addict cannot get his or her drug, and under these circumstances. The detoxification process can be both uncomfortable and dangerous, but under hospital supervision, detoxifcation is controlled and safe. Detoxifcation precedes rehabiltation treatment.
The human body creates and is exposed to many toxins simply through the normal processes of life. Under ordinary conditions, various body systems â€“ including the liver, kidneys, intestines, lymph, and circulatory systems â€“ eliminate toxins without a problem. However, a poor diet and lifestyle habits, as well as excessive exposure to environmental toxins, can sometimes overwhelm the body's natural processes, allowing toxins to accumulate internally. Signs of a toxic condition include headaches, digestive disorders, increased allergic reactions, and fatigue, among many others. Various methods are used to stimulate detoxification, such as fasting, the use of herbs, and following specific cleansing diets.
the process of eliminating the build-up of wastes and toxins from the body, often accomplished with fasting, adhering to specific diets, colon therapy, vitamin therapy, chelation therapy, and hyperthermia.
Each year people are exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals and pollutants in the earth's atmosphere, water, food, and soil. These pollutants manifest themselves in a variety of symptoms, including decreased immune function, neurotoxicity, hormonal dysfunction, psychological disturbances, and even cancer. Detoxification therapy helps to rid the body of chemicals and pollutants and can facilitate a return to health.
or Detox, describes the way in which a drug such as heroin is eliminated from the drug user's body, often with the help of a doctor and/or specialist drug worker. This is a gradual process, and can involve the use of other drugs, such as methadone, to help deal with the withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification is usually accompanied by counselling to help a person stay off drugs.
the metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body. Detoxification is also used to rid the body of addictions to substances such as alcohol, caffeine, sugar, nicotine.
The elimination of toxin build up in the body through lymphatic massage using essential oils. The application of mineral-rich muds, or dry brushing techniques assist the body in stimulating lymph, and aid in the elimination of toxins. Drinking a litre of water per day will assist in flushing toxins, as will steam baths and high aerobic exercise.
In the case of opiate addiction, the process of cleansing the body of opiates. Ridding the body of opiates can cause many uncomfortable side-effects, which if left untreated, can cause the user to give up and begin using again. Withdrawal symtoms are the primary reason that detoxification fails.
The elimination of a potentially dangerous substance from the body; in alcoholism, it should be performed under a physician's supervision, using medications to help ease the withdrawal symptoms because of the potential for serious complications.
Toxins are everywhere, including our food and our environment, and persist because of our insufficient metabolic ability to rid the body of all that we are exposed to on a daily basis; detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from our bodies or our environment.
The process whereby a drug or alcohol intoxicated or dependent client is assisted through the period of time necessary to eliminate, by metabolic or other means, the presence of intoxicating substance or dependency factors, while keeping the physiological or psychological risk to the client at a minimum.
Detoxification is a medically supervised treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction designed to allow the body to readjust to the absence of drug in the body. Such a drug treatment program is used as a first step in overcoming physiological or psychological addiction.
Removal of toxins, including drugs and alcohol, from the body.
A number of systems are responsible for removing toxins that build up in the body as a result of normal biologic processes, smoke, alcohol, drugs, diet, stress and exposure to UV rays. These systems include the kidney and liver but also the skin. In fact, the skin is often called the "third kidney" because if the kidneys become overloaded with toxins, then the skin will help to eliminate them from the body.