Long time drug/alcohol abuse results in the residues of these substances to remain in the body, resulting in cravings for these substances. This hinders the recovery process. Detox is the first step of the recovery process intended to remove the additive substances from the body. The addict undergoes withdrawal symptoms. This process is done under the supervision of the trained staff comprising of physicians and psychiatrist. The individual undergoing detox is monitored for the physical and psychological symptoms.