Detox, short for detoxification, is the generic term for the removal of substances (generally toxic) from ones body. Per conventional medicine, detox is also achievable through artificial means, like dialysis and in some limited cases, a type of therapy known as chelation. Detoxification by chelation has a firm scientific base of evidence in its corner. Practitioners of alternative medicine can and do promote other various types of detoxification, but there is little to no evidence that these methods work at all. In fact, a UK based charitable trust was able to determine that the type of detox used by many commercial products have absolutely no evidence at all to back the claims made, and should be considered a waste of money. Detoxification can and is also used to define the withdrawal period after extended use of drugs or alcohol, in which the body returns to homeostasis.
Drug and Alcohol Detox in Santa Barbara, California is designed to provide you with the support that you need to overcome a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction in all involved levels. This is because a drug or alcohol addiction is not only a physical addiction, but it is also a mental or psychological addiction as well. This is because not only are you going to have a physical response to the drug, such as having withdrawals when you cannot get a physical fix, but you are also going to have an emotional reaction to the drug as well. For example, many people use alcohol to self medicate, meaning that they drink to get out of bed in the morning, or to sleep at night, and they drink to overcome depression, stress or other issues. For this reason, many people cannot simply overcome their alcoholism, because it would mean no longer having that "fix" that they need. The same is true for drug addicts and the social implications of their drug use.
If you are living in the Santa Barbara area in California, and you have an alcoholism problem or a drug addiction, the one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to check yourself in to a drug and alcohol detox in Santa Barbara, California. The main focus of a detox program like this one is going to be to remove the physical signs and symptoms of the drug or alcohol abuse, flushing the drug and alcohol residues out of your body so that you can move past the withdrawal symptoms and return back to physical health and normalcy once more. This is sometimes the most difficult part of overcoming an addiction, because it can have a negative impact on your health while you deal with detoxification. Still, it is a very necessary part of getting over your addiction, and that is why visiting a drug and alcohol detox in Santa Barbara, California is absolutely vital to the success of your rehabilitation.