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Drug Detoxification Procedure


The integral first steps in defining an individual's drug treatment plan are the drug detoxification and withdrawal processes. Having some time without drug use is significant in bringing addicts to a balanced state of mind because the effects of drugs on the brain usually justify the further use and alter otherwise rational thoughts.

An addict can clear his or her mind during detox and think about future plans for treatment. The idea is to get the individual to start to recognize the addiction and reduce and abolish drug use.


this timeframe in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 on drug detox is noted as a "window of opportunity" for a person with both medical and personal issues to think about further rehabilitation.


Detoxification Overview

SAMHSA defines detox as a series of interventions that are done to control withdrawal symptoms and acute intoxication. 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. Futures of Palm Beach boasts detox experts who can assist you to treat withdrawal symptoms effectively and get you admitted to a customised treatment plan. It is highly recommended that you pursue a long-term treatment plan because detox does not solve the emotional, psychological, social, and cognitive problems associated with addiction.


Substance Detoxification Steps

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 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.
  • Stabilization
  • 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 addiction process, medication can be prescribed during this phase, especially if the user has a history of heavy use.
  • Real recognition and acknowledging that there is a problem in regards to an addiction is possible once someone has gotten to a state of balance in the mind as well as once stabilization of thought is achieved.
  • This lets patients find their role in the procedure and start the recovery program.
  • Creating an atmosphere for entering into drug treatment
  • Based on a report, a significant number of patients who go through detoxification choose not to obtain supplementary treatment to address substance abuse dependency.
  • 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.
  • Once detox is over and done with, the patient can continue with the treatment plans that the facility offers including inpatient or outpatient options.

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Obtaining Treatment

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 provide our patients with specialists who are professionals in this area as well as individually specialized treatment facilities. You have the opportunity to consult with a qualified clinician in order to figure out all the options that are available to you in the quest for a drug-free life.