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Drug Detoxification Process


Two processes that are essential first steps in determining a person's substance treatment plan are the withdrawal and substance detox processes. 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.

While having detox, the patient can have the chance to free his mind and contemplate about potential plans of obtaining treatment. The main goal is to get addicts to diminish and then eliminate drug abuse after they acknowledge their dependency.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) TIP 45 regarding drug detox suggests that this stage of zero drug use is a favourable chance for the patient who's experiencing personal and medical difficulty to think about obtaining treatment.


What Is Detox?

SAMHSA defines detoxification as a sequence of interventions that are created to control withdrawal symptoms and serious intoxication. Detox is separate from substance abuse treatment; it is a forerunner for it. Sometimes it may end up in a few days, but for others, detox may take a few months to end up. 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. Since detox do not deal directly with resolving social, psychological, emotional and cognitive concerns related to drug dependency, it is therefore suggested for patients to obtain long-lasting treatment programmes.


Steps Of Drug Detox

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 vital to diagnose and evaluate a patient's addiction correctly for the suitable treatment plan to be successful.
  • 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.
  • Stabilization
  • Stabilization is the stage where the patient starts withdrawing from drugs.
  • The main purpose in this stage is to achieve a drug-free shape.
  • In order to help with the process, especially in cases where the patient is a heavy drug user, a prescription of medication can be provided.
  • 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.
  • This leads to the next step where the user recognizes the need for treatment in order for them to recover as well as the role that they have to play in the recovery process.
  • Helping Admission Into Substance Treatment
  • A report explains that the major number of individuals undergoing detox do not look for further treatment for substance abuse addiction.
  • There are different reasons for this phenomenon but the bottom line is that those who seek further treatment, whether in or outpatient have higher chances of recovery and lower chances of relapse.
  • Addiction education and dedication to sobriety are two things that are stressed.
  • 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's not too late to look for treatment for an addiction. Contact Future's of Palm Beach immediately when addiction is ruling the life of somebody you know or your own life.

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.