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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. 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 plan is to get the addict to start to acknowledge his/her addiction and to decrease and ultimately put an end to substance use.


According to TIP 45 of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance detoxification is a favourable opportunity for a person who suffers medical and personal calamities to think about additional treatment.


Demystifying Detoxification

SAMHSA defines detox as a series of interventions that are done to control withdrawal symptoms and acute 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. Futures of Palm Beach can provide you with detoxification expert who can get you into a rehab plan that is specifically created for you as an individual and assist you in treating withdrawal side effects with success. It is strongly suggested that you opt for a long-term treatment plan because detox can't help with the emotional, mental, cognitive and social problems related to addiction.


Substance Detoxification Steps

By the end of the detox process, the three steps involved should be able to set a patient on a path to either an outpatient or an inpatient recovery treatment plan.

  • Evaluation
  • It is imperative to accurately diagnose and assess a person's addiction for an appropriate treatment plan to be effective.
  • 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.
  • Stabilization
  • Stabilization is the stage where the patient starts withdrawing from drugs.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • 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.
  • The doors to recovery treatment and the user's role in the process are opened with this.
  • Fostering Entry Into 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.
  • Dedication to sobriety and knowledge about addiction are focal points here.
  • 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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Receiving Treatment

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 provide you a specialized addiction treatment facility and qualified professionals committed to your success. You can consult a licensed therapist who can greatly identify the different options given to you so you can move towards attaining a drug-free lifestyle.