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Drug Detoxification Procedure


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.

While having detox, the patient can have the chance to free his mind and contemplate about potential plans of obtaining treatment. 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.


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.


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 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. As detoxification doesn't find the answer to the social, cognitive, emotional and psychological aspects linked with addiction, it's seriously advisable that you follow a long-term treatment programme.


Steps Of Drug Detox

Before you can go into an outpatient or inpatient recovery program you should go through three steps of detoxification that, ideally, lead to it.

  • Evaluation
  • It is essential to correctly identify and evaluate a patient's dependency case so that a suitable treatment programme will prove to be successful.
  • The assessment phase is also useful in diagnosing any co-occurring complications or underlying mental or physical issues that go with the substance abuse, which means that this phase is more than just simple identification of the addiction and its severity.
  • Stabilization
  • Stabilization is a method in which a person starts withdrawal from drugs.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • In order to help with addiction process, medication can be prescribed during this phase, especially if the user has a history of heavy use.
  • 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.
  • Stimulating Admission Into 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.
  • While the pattern of thought differs from one patient to another, one things is sure: patients who go through drug-free medical care usually have higher probability for successful drug 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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Obtaining Treatment

It's not too late to look for treatment for an addiction. Call Futures of Palm Beach today if addiction is controlling your life or the life of someone you know.

We provide you a specialized addiction treatment facility and qualified professionals committed to your success. You can consult a licensed therapist who can greatly identify the different options given to you so you can move towards attaining a drug-free lifestyle.