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An Overview of the Detoxification Process

Rahul Thadani
There are many ways in which a person can detoxify himself, and the primary determining factors for deciding what kind of process will suit an individual best would depend on the type of intoxicant and the length of time it is consumed.
Detoxification is undertaken to flush out toxins from the body, or to strengthen the immune system, or to combat the negative and harmful effects of drugs or alcohol on the body. Detoxifying is akin to a cleansing of the body.
Once a person has decided to undergo detox, he/she will discontinue the consumption of intoxicants. There are some people who choose to go through alcohol detoxification simply to cleanse their bodies of unwanted materials. They are not necessarily drug or alcohol abuse victims, but are simply taking measures to improve their overall health.

What is Detoxification?

It simply means removing all harmful toxins from the body. Along with a timely ritual of eating a certain type of detox diet, getting plenty of rest, and drinking large amounts of water, it also focuses on clearing the mind of the person involved.
The social taboo and the primary reason for addiction, plays havoc on a person's mind and leaves him with a vague sense of dissociation with the world. This process helps an individual get over these mental hurdles.
When a person chooses to suddenly withdraw from the consumption of a certain addictive, the effects on the body and mind can be quite harmful. To be dependent on a material for a long period of time and then to have it suddenly taken away comes as a shock therapy of sorts and as a result, the body requires time to come to terms with the situation.
Many rehabilitation centers across the country advocate various detox processes for the benefit of the affected people. Pretty soon the body reaches a stable condition and adjusts to life without the certain addictive.
In fact, with the kind of lives that we are leading today, we are all in need of some form of detoxification. We are constantly putting our bodies through a lot of unnecessary troubles, and very few of us actually eat right and get enough sleep. As a result, our immune system is suffering and our health is deteriorating.
Also, along with this, the pollutants that all breathe in everyday, would result in a combination for disaster. More and more people across the world are opting for a standard process in order to cleanse their body systems.

How does it Work?

A detox process basically clears up the accumulated toxins in the body. There are a few organs and human body systems that work towards flushing out toxins naturally, but too much load on them may cause many toxins to remain in the body.
As a result, an individual is more prone to getting sick, contacting infections, and weakened immune system. The body type of an individual also determines how long it will take for the process to prove effective.
While undergoing a detox process, a person may fall sick and experience symptoms of a variety of illnesses. Instances of vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, stomach ache, headache, and nausea are not uncommon. This is especially applicable to a person undergoing liver detox as the liver generally holds a lot of toxins. Cleansing the liver makes it release the toxins into the bloodstream, which causes a variety of symptoms to crop up as a consequence.
Basically, the process of healing is not a simple one. This could not be truer than in the case of a person recovering from some form of addiction. Along with being a social evil, addiction has the capability to physically ruin an individual completely. Sometimes, an extreme detoxification is the only way to stop the condition from worsening beyond repair.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.