Medical detox will only address the physical aspects of drug addiction, it does not deal with the psychological reasons.
Medical detoxification, in some cases, is necessary to manage the medical complications that can occur while withdrawing from drugs or alcohol. Medical detoxes are done on an inpatient basis. Patients are monitored by a medical team on a 24-hour basis. Most often a group of professionals which include nurses and sometimes counselors is led by a physician. Providing care to the patient during the initial withdrawal process of addiction.
Because each addiction and each person is unique, the need for medical Detox varies. The severity of the addiction, the type of drug coming off of, and the individual’s personal physical health have to be evaluated to determine if medical supervision is necessary.
In some instances coming off drugs “cold turkey” is not an option and can be life-threatening.
Withdrawal from certain mind-altering substances can bring about seizures, extreme muscle spasms, excruciating pain, convulsions, and many other unwanted consequences, including cardiac arrest.