ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION DEFINED
Detoxification is the process of returning a heavy drinker’s system to normal after extended abuse of alcohol.
Detoxification is a period of medical treatment, usually including counseling, during which a person is helped to overcome physical and psychological dependence on alcohol.
– National Institutes on Health
People who have been drinking heavily for a long time are more likely to experience negative side effects, some of which can be dangerous.
Prolonged alcohol abuse can lead to tolerance and biological changes that create a false homeostasis. Disrupting this balance and restoring the user to a healthy state is a process as essential as it is delicate.