Detox, short for detoxification, is the first step of drug treatment, rehabilitation and recovery form drug and/or alcohol abuse. It is the first step because as long as there is alcohol or drugs in a person’s body it usually causes a craving for more of the substance. Also, until a person is mentally and physically stable, they are not prepared to fully participate in a treatment program.
The goal of drug detox and Alcohol Detox rid's the body of toxins accumulated by drug and alcohol use. The first step of drug detox is drug withdrawal. The definition of withdrawal is "Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance, and the physiological and mental readjustment that accompanies such discontinuation." Once an individual has discontinued using drugs, physical and behavioral.