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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.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 regarding drug detox suggests that this stage of zero drug use is a favourable chance for the patient who's experiencing personal and medical difficulty to think about obtaining treatment.


Detoxification Overview

Detox is a series of interventions that are designed to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal symptoms, as defined by SAMHSA. 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. 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.


Steps Taken In Drug Detoxification

Detox involves three important stages in which during the last one, the patient will be transferred to either an inpatient or outpatient programme.

  • Assessment
  • It is crucial to correctly diagnose and evaluate someone's dependency in order to devise a proper treatment plan that will be efficient.
  • 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.
  • Becoming Stable
  • Stabilization is the stage where the patient starts withdrawing from drugs.
  • 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 acceptance of addiction can start as soon as the patient has reached "a state of balance" and his/her thoughts become sound.
  • This paves the way for recovery treatment and the patient's part during this procedure.
  • Fostering Entry Into Drug Treatment
  • It's stated that several people who complete detoxification don't look for additional treatment for drug abuse/addiction.
  • 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.
  • 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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Getting 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 boast a specialised treatment centre for addiction and trained experts who are committed to ensuring successful results. 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.