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Drug Detoxification Procedure


Drug detox and withdrawal procedures are the essential primary stages in outlining a patient's drug treatment programme. Most of the time, the effects of these substances are what causes the brain to justify sustained intake and even shun good advice; thus, it is only advisable to allow a period of time with no drug use so that the patient can have steady frame of mind.

An addict is given a chance during detoxification to empty his/her head and consider future treatment plans. The idea is to get the individual to start to recognize the addiction and reduce and abolish drug use.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 on drug detox notes that this period is a "window of opportunity" for an individual in both medical and personal crises to consider further treatment.


Detoxification Overview

SAMHSA defines detoxification as a sequence of interventions that are created to control withdrawal symptoms and serious intoxication. It precedes substance abuse rehab, so it is different than it. Detox might last for a couple of months, but sometimes it can only last a week or less. With the help of detoxification specialists at Futures of Palm Beach, you can successfully treat your withdrawal symptoms and get yourself into a treatment plan that is individually designed with you in mind. Since detox do not deal directly with resolving social, psychological, emotional and cognitive concerns related to drug dependency, it is therefore suggested for patients to obtain long-lasting treatment programmes.


Drug Detox Stages

Detoxification has three steps that should after it has been completed preferably shift the patient to an outpatient/inpatient recovery plan.

  • Assessment
  • It is imperative to accurately diagnose and assess a person's addiction for an appropriate treatment plan to be effective.
  • The assessment phase is also useful in diagnosing any co-occurring complications or underlying mental or physical issues that go with the substance abuse, which means that this phase is more than just simple identification of the addiction and its severity.
  • Getting stabilized
  • Getting stabilized is the process in which the patient begins to withdraw from the substance that they have been using.
  • The main purpose in this stage is to achieve a drug-free shape.
  • In order to help with the process, especially in cases where the patient is a heavy drug user, a prescription of medication can be provided.
  • Real acceptance of addiction can start as soon as the patient has reached "a state of balance" and his/her thoughts become sound.
  • This paves the way for recovery treatment and the patient's part during this procedure.
  • Creating an atmosphere for entering into drug treatment
  • It's stated that several people who complete detoxification don't look for additional treatment for drug abuse/addiction.
  • While the pattern of thought differs from one patient to another, one things is sure: patients who go through drug-free medical care usually have higher probability for successful drug treatment.
  • Addiction education and dedication to sobriety are two things that are stressed.
  • As soon as this phase has been completed, the individual can carry on with the centre's substance treatment plan in an outpatient or inpatient environment.

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Asking for addiction treatment is never late. Call Futures of Palm Beach today if addiction is controlling your life or the life of someone you know.

We have expert personnel committed to your well-being and a specialized dependency rehab centre. You can take help from a qualified clinician to determine what options are available to you and how you can move forward with achieving a drug-free life.