You can’t simply force yourself to stop taking drugs or drinking alcohol if you struggle with addiction. And if you do, there could be devastating consequences.
Choosing to detox at home can lead to dangerous and potentially fatal consequences. At best, the withdrawal will be unnecessarily uncomfortable. At worst, it can lead to a relapse, overdose, or life-threatening health complications.
Medically supervised detox is the best option for teen addiction treatment. Detox clears the drugs from the system and manages withdrawal symptoms, allowing the teen to move into a residential drug and alcohol addiction program.