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Witnessed This on a Psych Unit

Discussion in 'Share Your Detox Experience' started by Auril, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Aleetiff

    Aleetiff Member

    Ive detoxes in a mental health facility. A lockdown unit. As several others have already said, substance abuse is considered a mental health illness. I prefer the hospital like setting as opposed to detoxing at a rehab center. My experience was not a bad one.
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  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Aleetiff I'm glad your experience wasn't a bad one. I can see your point about detoxing in a hospital... Some people do prefer that.
  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    For me you pose a difficult question simply because I am one of those people who think cold turkey is best(with electrolytes and soft foods)unless we are talking about alcohol, if it's alcoholism it definitely needs to be done on a slow drip of alcohol in a hospital setting.This is just my opinion
  4. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    i have done the alcohol drip and it was a thee day detox for me and was not successful because i could drink enough alcohol that i could still blow something three days later. i did go back and it was on the time that i did a librium detox that i was able to stop without having siezures. it was a two week taper at home.
    thats jsut my personal experience with it. but i will say alcohol was the hardest thing i have ever kicked. much harder thatn H even. close to benzos tho
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