How long does it take to detox?
Not medical advice: How long it takes to detox depends on the amount of toxins in the body, as well as the methods that are being used. Detoxing in general can take days to several weeks to do. The time for detoxing can also depend on the individual person. Plus, a detoxing method that may work for one may not work well for someone else. For example, fasting may not be beneficial for someone who takes critically important medicines, or for someone with certain illnesses.
An alcohol detox can take up to 6 weeks, a drug detox can take from a few days to a couple of weeks, and a food detox can take a few days based on the diet one chooses to go on.
Experts advise that detox alone may not be adequate to stop drug use, particularly with methamphetamine addiction. A rehab program is often essential to remain drug free.