In the end, the key to transcending addiction is not through a rigorous, often harmful discipline that borders on physical and psychological self-torture. Rather, it’s all about making baby steps to changing one’s lifestyle until the sufferer is no longer inclined to return to his old habits. Indeed, long term recovery cannot be achieved by sheer punishment.
So, even if you or your loved ones choose to go with a St. Louis outpatient rehab service, you should still religiously follow what your therapist recommends for you. DIY detox might seem like a quick fix, but the problem with taking the easy way out is that it often comes with an easy way to go back inside.