2. Emotional support and counseling are integral to the foundation for recovery
Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can bring on a rollercoaster of emotions, and these ups and downs are best managed with support from health professionals and loved ones alike. This is especially true for people who have been abusing substances with the intention of numbing their emotional pains or self-medicating an undiagnosed mental health disorder.
Many rehabilitation facilities incorporate individual or group counseling components into a client’s treatment plan as they are going through the detox process. Without this type of support, the chances of a sustained recovery are diminished.
3. Relapse is more likely among people who try to do the process alone
Relapse rates among people in recovery fall somewhere between 40-60%, and that number is higher among people who try to go through the process alone. For people who detox alone, relapse occurs for many reasons – including the discomfort of the withdrawal symptoms, the emotional turmoil that comes with the mood changes associated with detox, or simply because there is no one around to remind them to push through.