Entries by Lifesync Malibu

The Risks of Detoxing When Pregnant

Pregnancy comes with many inherent challenges and potential complications. If you’re also struggling with substance abuse, the situation becomes even more stressful. Drug and alcohol use is known to harm an unborn child, but the detox process also involves certain risks. How should women address a problem with drug or alcohol abuse during pregnancy? In […]

Detox: What Precautions and Safeguards Should You Take?

Detox is a critical first step on the road to long-term sobriety. It’s normal to feel a bit overwhelmed and even apprehensive when you’re venturing into new territory; however, medically supervised detox programs include many precautions and safeguards designed to keep clients stable and comfortable throughout the process. In this article, we’ll discuss some of […]

When is the Right Time to Start a Detox?

Drug and alcohol abuse can take over your life and keep you from being the person you want to be. Entering a detox program can get you started on the path toward long-term recovery, but you may not be sure if this is the right time to make the commitment. Understanding how detox works and […]

Detoxing at Home: Is It Safe?

When a person is ready to start a life of sobriety and detox from drugs or alcohol, they have a few options for how to conduct their detox, including doing it unsupervised at home. Going through detox at home can create uncomfortable, possibly dangerous or even fatal complications. When an individual is physically dependent on […]

Do I Need Detox? Some Important Considerations

Getting started on the path to recovery from a substance use disorder frequently involves the need for detoxification. Perhaps you’ve wondered if detox is something you may need to get your life back in order. The following overview will provide important considerations to help guide your decision-making process. Distinguishing Substance Abuse, Dependence and Addiction Research […]

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Detox Basics: How It Works and What to Expect

Many people suffering from substance use disorders confess that one roadblock to pursuing recovery is a fear of the detoxification process. Not knowing what to expect causes them to be understandably concerned that detox will be painful, uncomfortable, and unpleasant. The truth is, the detox process—especially medically supervised detox—is designed to be as painless and […]