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Drug Detoxification Procedure


In order to define an individual's drug treatment plan, first you have to deal with the withdrawal and drug detoxification as the first steps Frequently the effects of a substance on the brain justify its continued use and distort otherwise sound powers of reasoning, therefore it is vital to have a time where no substances are used in order to get the patient to a sound frame of mind.

An addict can clear his or her mind during detox and think about future plans for treatment. 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.


Detoxification Overview

SAMHSA defines detox as a series of interventions that are done to control withdrawal symptoms and acute intoxication. 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. 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 Taken In Drug Detoxification

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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Patients start withdrawal from alcohol or drugs with the procedure called stabilization.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • 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.
  • A true acceptance and identification of addiction starts after patients succeed in having a balanced mind and stabilized thoughts.
  • This lets patients find their role in the procedure and start the recovery program.
  • Creating an atmosphere for entering into drug treatment
  • Statistics show that a large number of people who go through the detoxification process do not go further in search of treatment for their substance abuse problem.
  • 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.
  • Dedication to sobriety and knowledge about addiction are focal points here.
  • Once detox is over and done with, the patient can continue with the treatment plans that the facility offers including inpatient or outpatient options.

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Getting Treatment

It's not too late to look for treatment for an addiction. Get in touch with Futures of Palm Beach if addiction is taking over the lives of people you know or if it is taking over your own.

We have expert personnel committed to your well-being and a specialized dependency rehab centre. 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.