What is Natural Drug Detox?

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What is Natural Drug Detox? What does it entail for an addict or alcoholic taking their first steps into recovery? A natural drug detox combines the natural benefits of heathy foods, hydration, supplements and exercise in order to provide for a drug-free detox experience. We recommend consulting with a professional prior to starting a detox program. People undergoing a natural detox will start with counting their water intake daily. Drinking at least of nice glasses of water daily helps your kidney and liver help flush out toxins.


Swimming or running for one hour a day is essential in order to stimulate your vital organs while also eliminating drug remnants through sweat. Many people find it difficult to exercise while detoxing, however upon completing an exercise find it makes it easier for them to sleep, and function for the rest of the day.

Natural Detox Diet

The foods you eat in order to help ease your detox symptoms depend on what you detoxing from and what symptoms you are suffering from. We will go over two common foods that people use during a Natural Drug Detox to help ease some negative side effects. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is perhaps one of the symptoms we hear about the most, and is also one that is usually easier to dampen with a proper diet.

Studies have found a correlation between RLS and a mineral deficiency, and in some cases caused by insufficient potassium levels. Eating a banana each morning with orange juice or a multi-vitamin has helped many people deal with RLS throughout the day. Another simple addition to your diet during a Natural Drug Detox is eating Green leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale. Spinach and kale are excellent foods for your digestive tract. Both can help with the common problems associated with withdrawal, such as nausea and diarrhea.


There are nutritional supplements which may be helpful during a natural drug detox. Two examples would be Passionflower and Melatonin. Passionflower can be used for assistance with insomnia, any GI upset from anxiety or general anxiety. Passionflower may offer relief other symptoms from narcotic drug withdrawals. Melatonin is commonly used throughout the US primarily as a supplement that helps with sleep problems such as insomnia.

Final Thoughts on a Natural Drug Detox

Most people are not successful detoxing themselves at home. The lack of success is when the withdrawals symptoms take full effect. When you are in a familiar environment there are few barriers to getting your drug of choice. There is no uniform regiment for a natural drug detox. In certain circumstances it isn’t medically safe to detox drug-free. We urge you to research supplements extensively prior to taking any. You should also consult a medical professional prior to attempting a natural detox.

Anchor Bay Recovery offers a unique blend of services that provide a holistic, adventure-based, and evidence-based therapies. The staff at Anchor Bay Recovery are here to advise you to ensure a safe medical detox. We can also help develop as a comprehensive discharge plan to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. Anchor Bay’s holistic qualities help anyone leaving detox, or suffering from post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Our adventure-based therapies are focused on combining clinical services and physical activity.

When preparing to take your first steps into recovery, it is good to seek professional insight. Anchor Bay Recovery is available to help. Call us at 1-800-249-1932 or contact us by using our contact form.