Detoxification

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Alcohol detoxification, or detox, for individuals with alcohol dependence, is the abrupt cessation of alcohol intake, a process often coupled with substitution of cross-tolerant drugs that have effects similar to the effects of alcohol in order to prevent alcohol withdrawal.Detoxification” may be somewhat of a misnomer since the process need not refer exclusively to the removal of toxic substances from the body.Detoxification may or may not be indicated depending upon an individual’s age, medical status, and history of alcohol intake