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Drug Detoxification Procedure


Drug detox and withdrawal procedures are the essential primary stages in outlining a patient's drug treatment programme. In order to get someone is a stable state of mind, you have to introduce a period of no drug use because continued use of the substance often skews good judgement in addition to rationalizing continued use of the drug by the brain.

During this period an addict is in a position to think about future plans which may include treatment as they have a moment of clarity. The plan is to have the patient realize the consequences of his or her dependency and eventually lessen and prevent substance use.


this timeframe in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 on drug detox is noted as a "window of opportunity" for a person with both medical and personal issues to think about further rehabilitation.


What Is Detox?

Detox is a series of interventions that are designed to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal symptoms, as defined by SAMHSA. Detox, which is a precursor for substance abuse treatment, can last a few days or for a longer period such as months depending on the severity of the addiction among other factors. 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 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.


Drug Detox Stages

The detoxification is based upon three steps, by the end, should ideally transition the individual into an inpatient or outpatient recovery plan.

  • Assessment
  • It is crucial to correctly diagnose and evaluate someone's dependency in order to devise a proper treatment plan that will be efficient.
  • 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 the stage where the patient starts withdrawing from drugs.
  • The objective for this phase is to get to a substance-free condition.
  • In order to help with addiction process, medication can be prescribed during this phase, especially if the user has a history of heavy use.
  • After the patient has reached a certain level of level-headedness and are able to think sensibly, an authentic acceptance and admittance of drug dependency can then commence.
  • The doors to recovery treatment and the user's role in the process are opened with this.
  • Creating an atmosphere for entering into drug treatment
  • It's stated that several people who complete detoxification don't look for additional treatment for drug abuse/addiction.
  • 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.
  • So much weight is placed on addiction awareness and dedication towards sobriety.
  • As soon as this stage is completed, the patient can proceed with the centre's drug treatment programme which can be done either via inpatient or outpatient method.

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Getting Treatment

It's not too late to look for treatment for an addiction. Contact Future's of Palm Beach now if you or someone you care about is suffering from drug addiction.

We provide our patients with specialists who are professionals in this area as well as individually specialized treatment facilities. You can speak with a medical expert who can best decide how you can go on with having a life without drugs and what options you can pursue.