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Drug Detoxification Process


Two processes that are essential first steps in determining a person's substance treatment plan are the withdrawal and substance detox processes. 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 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.


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 - What Is It?

Detox, as defined by SAMHSA, involves sequences of intervention which are intended to cope with withdrawal signs and critical intoxication. Detoxification is distinct from drug abuse treatment as it's a prelude for drug abuse treatment. It can sometimes go on for a couple of days, however for some people detoxification can last for a couple of months. The detoxification specialists at Futures of Palm Beach are skilled in their area of expertise and are able to come up with a plan that effectively treats your withdrawal symptoms in addition to getting you a treatment plan that will work specifically for you as it is 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 crucial to correctly diagnose and evaluate someone's dependency in order to devise a proper treatment plan that will be efficient.
  • In the assessment phase, it does not only determine the dependency level, it also assists in identifying any hidden medical or psychological problems or disorder which is co-occurring with drug dependency.
  • Getting stabilized
  • Patients start withdrawal from alcohol or drugs with the procedure called stabilization.
  • The main purpose in this stage is to achieve a drug-free shape.
  • During this stage meds can be prescribed to assist with the addiction process, specifically when the patient used heavily in the past.
  • A true acceptance and identification of addiction starts after patients succeed in having a balanced mind and stabilized thoughts.
  • This lets patients find their role in the procedure and start the recovery program.
  • Encouraging Admission for Drug Treatment
  • Statistics show that a large number of people who go through the detoxification process do not go further in search of treatment for their substance abuse problem.
  • There are different reasons for this phenomenon but the bottom line is that those who seek further treatment, whether in or outpatient have higher chances of recovery and lower chances of relapse.
  • 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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You are never too far gone to consider seeking treatment for an addiction 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 have expert personnel committed to your well-being and a specialized dependency rehab centre. 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.