And drink plenty of water — up to 64 ounces a day — to go with the bulk, he says. Anytime the body processes or removes waste from the body it’s “detoxing.” Not surprisingly, the liver and the intestines are big players. Haas offers a few different detox programs, which differ in length and intensity (three-meals-a-day plan to fasting).
People suffering from psychiatric issues could benefit from antidepressants or antipsychotics in order to stabilize. Finding a stable dosage of these medications will help to prepare the patient to begin the process of working through other issues that might be driving or worsening their addiction issues. Individuals receiving outpatient detox are also more likely to cancel appointments and fail to complete detoxification. Conversely, inpatient detox facilities provide around-the-clock medical care and supervision to ensure that the patient isn’t in danger.
Every January, we stash the baked goods and wine and recalibrate our diet toward the cleaner end of the spectrum. We lean on some long-standing detox tenets, our food editor’s clean recipes and cleanses, and advice from our roster of experts.