What Is Involved in a Medical Detox?
In essence, medical detoxification is the first rung on the ladder of substance use recovery. It generally involves the removal of toxic substances from the body under medical advice with the help of medications for pain relief and decrease of cravings.
Reviewing Your History
Before you begin your detox, you can expect us to go through a brief history of your substance use disorder. This evaluation should help us curate a personalized detox plan for you and ensure that you can remain free from any substances during your detoxification.
During this phase, you can expect us to explore any medical conditions you may have and the substance you are currently struggling with. Additionally, we may also look into your mental and physical well-being, as this will help us understand what level of treatment you need.
At our practice, we believe that effective medication lies at the core of any successful detoxification process. These medications for addiction treatment are essential for battling withdrawal symptoms and reducing any cravings that may currently feel. So, it is likely that we will offer you some form of medication for your detox program.
However, you should note that we will only provide medication on a client-by-client basis, and the medicine we offer you will always depend on the results of your evaluation.
The detox process typically lasts from 3-7 days. Our trained medical staff are available throughout the entire process.
The Volpicelli Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Detox
We offer outpatient detox/ambulatory detox programs as a premier service in Pennsylvania. Our team of experts will develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and is designed to set you up for success. If you want to learn more about our program or talk with an addiction specialist, please call us today.