Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Treatment
Detoxification is the elimination of any drugs or alcohol from the body under a controlled setting in order to ease the symptoms of withdrawal. Alcohol and drug detoxification is the first step in treating an individual with substance abuse. Detoxification is usually part of residential treatment and individuals who are currently under the influence or at risk of withdrawal symptoms must undergo detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol at a detox facility before they can be fully integrated into a long-term drug and alcohol treatment program.
Who should enroll in a detox program?
Individuals who are struggling with an alcohol addiction or drug addiction should undergo some from of treatment at a detox facility. Individuals who are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol will eventually feel like they must take more of the drug overtime in order to experience the same high as before. When the drug is withdrawn, dependent individuals will often experience a host of mental and physical health symptoms that are uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Medically assisted detox is most appropriate for people with substance dependencies involving:
- Hypnotic/sedative drugs like barbiturates and benzodiazepines
- Opioids like heroin, morphine, and prescription pain medication
- The type of drug abused
- The duration of the use/abuse of the substance
- Amount of drug consumed on a daily basis
- Biological differences such as weight, gender, age and psychological well being
Most PPO Policies Accepted