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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. Often the impacts of the drug on the brain extend continued use and skew otherwise good judgment, It's important to have a period of no drug use in getting that person to a stable state of mind.

An addict can clear his or her mind during detox and think about future plans for treatment. The main goal is to get addicts to diminish and then eliminate drug abuse after they acknowledge their dependency.


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.


What Is Detox?

SAMHSA defines detoxification as a series of interventions that are structured in order to manage the symptoms that arise from withdrawal of the drug as well as acute or minor 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 highly and professionally recommended that addicts go through a long term treatment plan as detoxification does not deal with the social, emotional, cognitive and psychological issues that arise as a result of addiction.


Substance Detoxification Steps

Before you can go into an outpatient or inpatient recovery program you should go through three steps of detoxification that, ideally, lead to it.

  • Assessment
  • It is vital to diagnose and evaluate a patient's addiction correctly for the suitable treatment plan 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
  • The process of stabilization is when a patient starts to withdraw from substances.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Helping Admission Into Substance 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.
  • 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

It is never too late to obtain medical care for your drug dependency. 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 our patients with specialists who are professionals in this area as well as individually specialized treatment facilities. You can chat with a trained clinician who can establish the possibilities that are at hand to you and how you can progress with becoming sober.