The first week of treatment is usually spent in an alcohol detox center. When a patient undergoes a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, detox (short for detoxification) is more often than not required as a primary approach to assist medical personnel in the evaluation of the addiction and help the patient start their withdrawal process. Although medical drug detox is not needed for every patient, it can be very effective for patients to wean off their substance use. Certain addictions to substances such as opiates and alcohol generally need a detoxification process before rehabilitative care begins.
There are a number of medications that are available to help a patient undergo medical drug detox and cope with their withdrawal symptoms. Because each addiction is different for each patient, the treatment medications will vary, depending on the severity of addiction, their personal commitment to sobriety as well as the type of drug that is being abused.
The specific needs of our rehab center patients are taken into careful consideration before any services are implemented, and our accredited medical director, Dr. Jose R. Toledo, will personalize the detox program for every new patient. Some of the key highlights of our medical drug detox services include:
- A therapist will be assigned to you and will work with you on your recovery
- A treatment plan will be created based on your history with substance abuse
- A tour of our detox facilities will be provided to familiarize yourself with the various amenities
- Medications will be provided to help you alleviate withdrawal symptoms when needed
What Type of Substance Abuse Can Medical Drug Detox Programs Address?
Our medical drug detox programs in South Florida are carefully designed to tackle a range of substances which include:
- Bath Salts
- And many other substances
Are You Suitable for Medical Drug Detox?
Medical drug detox is suitable for patients who require close supervision of their withdrawal process to heal safely and fast from substance dependency. It is also ideal for patients who wish to start a rehab program as drug detox is usually the first phase in many addiction treatment programs.
If you are not allergic to certain medications, they can be used to keep you comfortable as the abused substances leave your body. In this case, you can opt for a detox program with us which will generally last between 5 to 7 days.