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Drug Detoxification Process


Crucial initial steps in deciding how someone's drug treatment plan should look are drug detoxification and withdrawal procedures. 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.

Users can clear their heads and consider their further treatment plans while detox process lasts. The idea is to get the individual to start to recognize the addiction and reduce and abolish drug 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.


What Is Detox?

SAMHSA defines detoxification as a sequence of interventions that are created to control withdrawal symptoms and serious intoxication. Detox isn't a component of a drug abuse treatment, instead it is a predecessor; it can go on for several days for some patients and for others, several months. The detoxification specialists at Futures of Palm Beach are skilled in their area of expertise and are able to come up with a plan that effectively treats your withdrawal symptoms in addition to getting you a treatment plan that will work specifically for you as it is designed with you in mind. 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.

  • Evaluation
  • 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.
  • Stabilization
  • The process of stabilization is when a patient starts to withdraw from substances.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • During this stage meds can be prescribed to assist with the addiction process, specifically when the patient used heavily 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.
  • This lets patients find their role in the procedure and start the recovery program.
  • 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.
  • One thing is sure, even though reasons for this are different in every individual: greater success rates for staying sober are present in those who decide to continue their substance abuse treatment.
  • Great importance is placed on sticking to sobriety and addiction education.
  • Patients can follow through with a clinical drug treatment program in either outpatient or inpatient context once this phase is finished.

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Getting Treatment

It is never too late to obtain medical care for your drug dependency. If your life or those within your circle is challenged with drug dependency, contact Alcohol Rehab Norfolk right away.

We provide you a specialized addiction treatment facility and qualified professionals committed to your success. 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.