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Drug Detoxification Procedure


In order to define an individual's drug treatment plan, first you have to deal with the withdrawal and drug detoxification as the first steps 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 principle behind this is to nudge the person into recognizing that they have an addiction and to increase the use of the drug as well.


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.


Detoxification - What Is It?

SAMHSA defines detox as a series of interventions that are done to control withdrawal symptoms and acute 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. With the help of detoxification specialists at Futures of Palm Beach, you can successfully treat your withdrawal symptoms and get yourself into a treatment plan that is individually designed with you in mind. 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.


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.

  • Analysis
  • It is imperative to accurately diagnose and assess a person's addiction for an appropriate treatment plan to be effective.
  • The appraisal level does more than identify the addiction and the level of use; it is also helpful in determining any underlying psychological or medical conditions or complications that may be co-occurring along with the drug abuse.
  • Getting stabilized
  • Stabilization is a method in which a person starts withdrawal from drugs.
  • The major achievement in this phase is getting to a state in which they are drug-free.
  • Certain medications are prescribed at this stage to assist in coping with the drug addiction most especially if the patient has heavily used drugs in the past.
  • Real acceptance of addiction can start as soon as the patient has reached "a state of balance" and his/her thoughts become sound.
  • The doors to recovery treatment and the user's role in the process are opened with this.
  • Encouraging Admission for Drug Treatment
  • It's stated that several people who complete detoxification don't look for additional treatment for drug abuse/addiction.
  • While the reasoning for this differs from person to person, one thing is certain: Often a higher success rates for substance abstinence are always there for those who follow through with drug-free treatment.
  • There is a significance on addiction education and dedication to sobriety.
  • 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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Receiving Treatment

It is never too late to obtain medical care for your drug dependency. Call Futures of Palm Beach today if addiction is controlling your life or the life of someone you know.

We provide our patients with specialists who are professionals in this area as well as individually specialized treatment facilities. You can take help from a qualified clinician to determine what options are available to you and how you can move forward with achieving a drug-free life.