Posted on March 6, 2012 in addiction recovery, Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Detox Demystified: The Right Step Aims for a Painless Process

The decision to end an addiction is a life-changing one and, the easier that process is, the sooner patients will be able to move forward with the process of healing. The Right Step offers both inpatient and outpatient medically supervised detoxification programs. Our experienced staff specializes in the detoxification of alcohol, benzodiazepine, opiates, prescription medication, and the complexities of poly-substance dependence.

 

The basic process for our medically supervised detox programs is:

1. Evaluation

Patients are evaluated by our chemical dependency professionals who determine the patients’ needs, such as whether they require inpatient care or whether they can stay at home and go through our outpatient program. Our staff also discovers if a patient suffers from additional co-morbidities such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, chronic pain issues, or other risk factors so that we may treat all simultaneously for the best outcomes.

2. Stabilization

As the patients progress through the detoxification, our nurses and physicians monitor their progress. The process of detoxification varies for each person who goes through it, and The Right Step aims to make the process as painless as possible by providing compassionate care and appropriate, physician-prescribed medications to mitigate life-threatening circumstances and ease symptoms.

3. Treatment

The detoxification process effectively removes addictive substance(s) from patients’ bodies.  This process, although necessary, is not effective treatment for long-term success in managing addiction. To establish a good and long-term chance at success in recovery, the patients will be guided into a complete treatment program to help overcome their addictions completely.
Another important piece of information that anyone considering detoxification should be aware of is the difference between an inpatient and outpatient program. First and foremost: in both programs, the patient is monitored by nurses and a physician on a daily basis.

Patients who are not at risk for life-threatening conditions while detoxifying and who can manage a program independently may be best suited for an outpatient program, allowing them to remain at home while still removing harmful substances from their bodies.

Those patients who require the highest level of care and comfort, or those who are at risk for life-threatening conditions such as delirium tremens (DTs), hallucinations, hypertension crisis, seizures, or death, will be guided to an inpatient program so that they can be monitored appropriately and more completely by our clinical staff.

Detoxification is a major step and we encourage patients and their loved ones to contact us at 844-877-1781 today.

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