Toxins accumulate in your body due to drug use, whether over-the-counter, prescription or recreational. In some cases, these accumulated drug residues makes a person addicted to these drugs. In order to recover completely from drug addiction, detoxification is necessary.
But self motivation is required to carry out drug detoxification at home. Mild to moderate drug addiction can be detoxified at home. Severe drug addiction may require medical intervention. Detoxification will help to eliminate toxins from the body. If these toxins are not removed from the body, they can further lead to cravings for drugs.
Risks Involved With Drug Detoxification
Once your body has become completely dependent on a drug, suddenly stopping the drug and starting the removal process of these harmful toxins from the body can cause physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms, which include depression, anxiety and serious physical complications like blood pressure instability, palpitation, stroke and seizures. Vomiting and dehydration may also occur in some individuals. So before starting any detoxification program, you must consult your physician first.
Home Remedies For Drug Detoxification
Drinking enough water (at least ten to twelve glasses) daily will help your kidney and liver to flush out toxins from your body. Also drink other fluids like fruit juices, herbal teas, and cranberry juice for flushing out the harmful drugs.
Drinking a cup of ginger tea every day can detox your body very well as it contain an active ingredient Gingerol that encourages sweating and helps to get rid of drug remnants through the skin.
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Boil ½ inch piece of fresh ginger in water and add a little honey and drink. De-caffeinated herbal teas, especially green tea, are also very good remedy for detoxification.
Drink 3-4 glass lemon water throughout the day. The acid contained in lemon will aid in the cleansing process.
Hot water bath can draw toxin out of the body. Add Epsom salt in your bath water. This will cause you to sweat and also relieve stress. Also Epsom salt can cleanse the colon when added in water.
Diet And Exercise
Eat lot of fruits and vegetables as they provide necessary vitamins and fiber that stimulates bowel movement and aid in detoxification. Do cardiovascular exercises like aerobics, running, jogging, biking, and swimming for at least half an hour.
The more you will sweat; the more your body will release the drug remnants through skin in the form of sweat. These exercises will also strengthen your liver, kidneys and all other vital organs. Yoga and stretching can also help with detox.
Some natural herbs like garlic, dandelion, licorice root and black walnut can very well cleanse and free up your body from residual toxins. They can be added to your food to get their benefits.
Consider juice detox. Juice detox will help to eliminate toxins out of your body without putting stress on your intestine. Vegetable and fruit juice fast will provide essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes that will increase your energy and detoxify the body naturally.
Cleansing the skin using natural skin care products can help eliminate toxin through the pores of your skin. Dry skin brushing can also be done to open the pores by removing dead skin cells.
Massage is another way to stimulate the lymphatic system and eliminate toxic waste. While detoxification is a part of the recovery process from drug addiction, counseling and friend and family support is necessary to remain drug free.