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Drug Detoxification Process


The integral first steps in defining an individual's drug treatment plan are the drug detoxification and withdrawal 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 is given a chance during detoxification to empty his/her head and consider future treatment plans. 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.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 on drug detox notes that this period is a "window of opportunity" for an individual in both medical and personal crises to consider further treatment.


Demystifying Detoxification

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. Detox is separate from substance abuse treatment; it is a forerunner for it. Sometimes it may end up in a few days, but for others, detox may take a few months to end up. 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 Of Drug Detox

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.

  • Assessment
  • It is vital to diagnose and evaluate a patient's addiction correctly for the suitable treatment plan to be successful.
  • 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
  • Stabilization is a method in which a person starts withdrawal from drugs.
  • 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 paves the way for recovery treatment and the patient's part during this procedure.
  • Encouraging Admission for 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.
  • The reason for this might differ from individual to individual, but it's a given that the people who continue with substance-free treatment frequently have better success rates for sobriety.
  • Great importance is placed on sticking to sobriety and addiction education.
  • 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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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 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.