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Drug Detoxification Process


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 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.

Users can clear their heads and consider their further treatment plans while detox process lasts. The main goal is to get addicts to diminish and then eliminate drug abuse after they acknowledge their dependency.


The detox period is termed as the window of opportunity for people in both medical and personal conflict or crisis to seek further help or treatment in accordance to TIP 45 on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA.


Demystifying Detoxification

SAMHSA defines detox as a series of interventions that are done to control withdrawal symptoms and acute 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. It is highly and professionally recommended that addicts go through a long term treatment plan as detoxification does not deal with the social, emotional, cognitive and psychological issues that arise as a result of addiction.


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 paramount that a person receives the correct diagnosis and assessment of the addiction in order for specialists to come up with a treatment plan that will work effectively to achieve the desired results.
  • The appraisal level does more than identify the addiction and the level of use; it is also helpful in determining any underlying psychological or medical conditions or complications that may be co-occurring along with the drug abuse.
  • Getting stabilized
  • The process of stabilization is when a patient starts to withdraw from substances.
  • Achieving sobriety is the main goal for this phase.
  • During this stage meds can be prescribed to assist with the addiction process, specifically when the patient used heavily in the past.
  • 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.
  • The doors to recovery treatment and the user's role in the process are opened with this.
  • Helping Admission Into Substance 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.
  • One thing is sure, even though reasons for this are different in every individual: greater success rates for staying sober are present in those who decide to continue their substance abuse treatment.
  • So much weight is placed on addiction awareness and dedication towards sobriety.
  • As soon as this phase has been completed, the individual can carry on with the centre's substance treatment plan in an outpatient or inpatient environment.

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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 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.