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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.

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.


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.


Detoxification - What Is It?

Detox, as defined by SAMHSA, involves sequences of intervention which are intended to cope with withdrawal signs and critical intoxication. Detoxification is distinct from drug abuse treatment as it's a prelude for drug abuse treatment. It can sometimes go on for a couple of days, however for some people detoxification can last for a couple of months. Futures of Palm Beach boasts detox experts who can assist you to treat withdrawal symptoms effectively and get you admitted to a customised treatment plan. It is highly recommended that you pursue a long-term treatment plan because detox does not solve the emotional, psychological, social, and cognitive problems associated with addiction.


Substance Detoxification Steps

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

  • Analysis
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The major achievement in this phase is getting to a state in which they are drug-free.
  • In order to help with addiction process, medication can be prescribed during this phase, especially if the user has a history of heavy use.
  • Real acceptance of addiction can start as soon as the patient has reached "a state of balance" and his/her thoughts become sound.
  • The doors to recovery treatment and the user's role in the process are opened with this.
  • Creating an atmosphere for entering into drug treatment
  • A report explains that the major number of individuals undergoing detox do not look for further treatment for substance abuse addiction.
  • While the reasoning for this differs from person to person, one thing is certain: Often a higher success rates for substance abstinence are always there for those who follow through with drug-free treatment.
  • Great importance is placed on sticking to sobriety and addiction education.
  • As soon as this stage is completed, the patient can proceed with the centre's drug treatment programme which can be done either via inpatient or outpatient method.

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Obtaining 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 boast a specialised treatment centre for addiction and trained experts who are committed to ensuring successful results. You can take help from a qualified clinician to determine what options are available to you and how you can move forward with achieving a drug-free life.