Dangers of Drug Detox Kits

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Published: 04/19/2013 | Author:

You may have noticed that many online merchants and similar stores now provide drug detox kits for a fraction of the price that you would expect to pay for drug detox in a professional setting.  What you may not realize is just how dangerous many of these drug detox kits are or how ineffective most of them really are.  In fact, wasting money on home drug detox kits is not only pointless, it can be highly dangerous too!

Some drug detox kits require you to take various supplements that are not FDA approved or which are not regulated.  This alone poses risks for the user and can lead to serious health consequences.  In the best case scenario, you may not feel any better when using these drug detox kits but in the worst case scenario, health consequences including severe withdrawals, illness and even death could occur as a result of taking supplements that are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Other drug detox kits will require you to change everything you do including eating habits, lifestyle habits, and even your religious habits.  While there is a need for change in order to effectively overcome drug addiction, conforming to a set of religious standards that you don’t believe in won’t really do you much good in the long run.

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Drug Detox Kits Simply are NOT Safe

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Using a drug detox kit alone will likely lead to relapse.

Most drug detox kits are not safe because they do not provide individualized treatment that is right for you and your needs.  It’s like being prescribed a medication without ever talking to a doctor about your symptoms—there is no one-size-fits-all method of drug detox that can safely and effectively work for everyone!  Every recovering addict is different and the only safe, effective way to detox is to have professional help that is tailored to your individual needs and altered along the way to continue to meet those needs.

Drug detox kits are extremely dangerous because they all encourage users to detox at home.  Detox at home is not safe because there is no medical attention to come to your aid in the event that you suffer potentially life threatening side effects during the withdrawal process.  Furthermore, these kits do nothing to help with psychological elements associated with detox which means that a user who attempts to detox at home using a drug detox kit is at risk of relapsing.

Relapse puts the user at a greater risk of overdose as a result of a reduction in tolerance to the drug of choice! If you use a drug detox kit at home, and you do relapse – nobody will be there to help you.

Drug Detox Kits Don’t Offer Psychological Help

Unlike a professional detox setting where psychiatric treatment and counseling are received to help encourage a complete recovery, drug detox kits do not provide psychological help.  This means that nothing is done to stop the drug cravings, nothing is taught to keep the addict drug free and the result is often relapse.  One of the key components of addiction treatment is psychiatric counseling & therapy that works to help the user understand how to avoid situations that could result in relapse, how to deal with potentially dangerous situations in a positive manner and how to cope with the addiction without giving in to temptation.

Although the price of drug detox kits may seem attractive – you get what you pay for!  Most drug detox kits are ineffective, unsafe and pointless.  There are dangers associated with attempting to go through drug detox at home without professional medical care and all of these same dangers can be associated with most drug detox kits which encourage detox in an unsupervised, uncontrolled environment.

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