This is always an URGENT condition and can be life threatening. Do not try this process by yourself, or at home. Call us, or 911 now.
We believe medical detox is a crucial part of the recovery process. In most if not all cases the patient needs stabilization before he or she is ready for in-patient treatment and usually requires medical supervision.
Our staff is knowledgeable with medical personnel available. We make the patient as comfortable as possible in the safest environment to detox and stabilize and then move on to the next stage of their recovery. In some cases it may be necessary for the patient to be hospitalized.
Detox refers to short-term protocols designed to get patients through their initial withdrawal from drugs, or alcohol. In some cases, such as withdrawal from alcohol and/or benzodiazepines such as Valium, Ativan and Xanax, the initial (acute) phase can be life-threatening, and requires medical assistance in order to be accomplished safely.
Opiates, by themselves, are also very uncomfortable to detox from, although rarely life threatening. The use of appropriate medications assists patients through this difficult time. Therapy and educational sessions help patients understand the process they are experiencing. All of these therapy processes are available to you at all of our recovery centers including the executive detox facilities.
Please DO NOT try this at home by yourself. The patient needs to be monitored by medical professionals through this process. Detoxification can be very dangerous. We urge you to CONTACT, or CALL US immediately if the patient needs to go through this process.
If you give us the symptoms and as much information as you can about the substance(s) used we can help immediately.