Here at RCA, detox protocols follow standards developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse – one of the leading establishments on addiction treatment. As The Guardian article notes, many popular detox and cleansing diets probably feel beneficial because of what they eliminate, and not because of any magical ingredients. “Certain times of the year are more suitable for cleansing, specifically to support your liver,” Harga Insulux CNS, DC, founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com. A doctor will consider all these factors when estimating how long-lasting and how severe your symptoms may be. Minor withdrawal symptoms usually begin about six hours after your last drink.