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Drug Detoxification Process


Drug detox and withdrawal procedures are the essential primary stages in outlining a patient's drug treatment programme. Frequently the effects of a substance on the brain justify its continued use and distort otherwise sound powers of reasoning, therefore it is vital to have a time where no substances are used in order to get the patient to a sound frame of mind.

Users can clear their heads and consider their further treatment plans while detox process lasts. The plan is to have the patient realize the consequences of his or her dependency and eventually lessen and prevent substance use.


The detox period is termed as the window of opportunity for people in both medical and personal conflict or crisis to seek further help or treatment in accordance to TIP 45 on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA.


Detoxification Overview

Detox is a series of interventions that are designed to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal symptoms, as defined by SAMHSA. Detox, which is a precursor for substance abuse treatment, can last a few days or for a longer period such as months depending on the severity of the addiction among other factors. 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.


Steps Of Drug Detox

The detoxification is based upon three steps, by the end, should ideally transition the individual into an inpatient or outpatient recovery plan.

  • Assessment
  • It is essential to correctly identify and evaluate a patient's dependency case so that a suitable treatment programme will prove to be successful.
  • The assessment stage pinpoints the addiction and extent of use and reveals any hidden mental or medical conditions or complications that can occur with the substance abuse.
  • Getting stabilized
  • Patients start withdrawal from alcohol or drugs with the procedure called stabilization.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • 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.
  • After the patient has reached a certain level of level-headedness and are able to think sensibly, an authentic acceptance and admittance of drug dependency can then commence.
  • This leads to the next step where the user recognizes the need for treatment in order for them to recover as well as the role that they have to play in the recovery process.
  • Stimulating Admission Into Drug Treatment
  • A report explains that the major number of individuals undergoing detox do not look for further treatment for substance 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.
  • There is a significance on addiction education and dedication to sobriety.
  • A person can continue with a facility's drug treatment once this stage is complete, the plan may be in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.

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Obtaining Treatment

Asking for addiction treatment is never late. Get in touch with Futures of Palm Beach if addiction is taking over the lives of people you know or if it is taking over your own.

We do have competent addiction treatment centres as well as certified specialists who are focused in reaching your goals. You can speak with a medical expert who can best decide how you can go on with having a life without drugs and what options you can pursue.