American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process of detoxifying.
- n. The state or condition of being detoxified.
- n. Physiology The metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body.
- n. A medically supervised treatment program for alcohol or drug addiction designed to purge the body of intoxicating or addictive substances. Such a program is used as a first step in overcoming physiological or psychological addiction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a medically supervised treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to rid the body of the addictive substances.
- n. treatment for poisoning by counteracting its toxic properties.
- n. conversion (of a poisonous substance) to a non-toxic or harmless state.
- n. treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
- n. a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
“Detox Defined The term detoxification is one that is commonly associated with drug and substance abuse; as well as dieting and loss of weight: "diet detox.”
“Detox Defined The term detoxification is one that is commonly associated with drug and substance abuse; as well as dieting and loss of weight: ”
“Preceding detoxification is the intent of burning excessive fat lingering with the fat stores of the body.”
“The proposed mechanism for this marked increase in residential detoxification is that Insite facilitates sustained contact between the health-care system and a population which is normally highly marginalized and difficult to reach with conventional addiction treatment services.”
“For truly effective, long-term detoxification, you must ultimately cleanse your relationships of toxic energy, just as you must cleanse the cells in your body of toxic substances.”
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“A narcotic antagonist, having the trade name Trexane, used in the long-term detoxification of opiate addicts.”
“Yet another product outlines the results of a NIDA clinical trial comparing short-term detoxification with buprenorphine versus clonidine, another addiction treatment.”
“For the growing number of teens addicted to opiates (i.e. heroin or prescription pain-relief drugs), short-term detoxification and / or psychosocial treatment programs are commonly recommended, despite high relapse rates and limited success.”
“Those who received continuing treatment with the combination medication buprenorphine-naloxone were less likely to test positive for opioids and reported lower rates of opioid use compared to adolescents who participated in a short-term detoxification program with the same medication.”
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