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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 Often the impacts of the drug on the brain extend continued use and skew otherwise good judgment, It's important to have a period of no drug use in getting that person to a stable state of mind.

Users can clear their heads and consider their further treatment plans while detox process lasts. The plan is to have the patient realize the consequences of his or her dependency and eventually lessen and prevent 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 sequence of interventions that are created to control withdrawal symptoms and serious 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.

  • Assessment
  • It is imperative to accurately diagnose and assess a person's addiction for an appropriate treatment plan to be effective.
  • The assessment stage pinpoints the addiction and extent of use and reveals any hidden mental or medical conditions or complications that can occur with the substance abuse.
  • Stabilization
  • Patients start withdrawal from alcohol or drugs with the procedure called stabilization.
  • Obtaining a drug-free state needs to be a goal in mind for this stage.
  • Certain medications are prescribed at this stage to assist in coping with the drug addiction most especially if the patient has heavily used drugs in the past.
  • Real recognition and acknowledging that there is a problem in regards to an addiction is possible once someone has gotten to a state of balance in the mind as well as once stabilization of thought is achieved.
  • This paves the way for recovery treatment and the patient's part during this procedure.
  • Fostering Entry 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.
  • The reason for this might differ from individual to individual, but it's a given that the people who continue with substance-free treatment frequently have better success rates for sobriety.
  • There is a significance on addiction education and dedication to sobriety.
  • 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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Obtaining 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 chat with a trained clinician who can establish the possibilities that are at hand to you and how you can progress with becoming sober.