Detox Programs: Which One Is Right for You?

at home drug detoxThere are a number of different styles of detox programs available to patients who are seeking help in stopping use of drugs and alcohol. No one choice is right for everyone. The one that’s right for you will depend upon:

  • Your confidence in your ability to avoid relapse
  • Your drug of choice
  • Your mental health treatment needs
  • Your goals for detox and recovery

Find out more about the options available to you in detox today when you contact us at the phone number listed above. We can help you get into detox right now – call any time of the day or night.

Inpatient or Outpatient?

Most people choose an inpatient detox experience over outpatient detox. Why? Because it affords them 24-hour supervision to aid in detox as well as round-the-clock monitoring to ensure that there are no complications due to withdrawal symptoms and/or underlying medical conditions. It also provides assistance in avoiding relapse.

It’s not easy to refrain from getting high or drinking during the detox period. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be intense, and avoiding the one thing that will ease the discomfort is not easy without medical and therapeutic assistance. For this reason, inpatient detox is often the best choice for those who are struggling with significant withdrawal symptoms, including cravings.

Drug of Choice

There are a number of medications to help deal with withdrawal symptoms in detox, from the physical issues to the psychological cravings. These medications will differ depending on the drug of choice. Injections, daily monitored doses of a maintenance drug, weekly or daily pills, and sublingual lozenges – depending upon the drug of choice, different medications in forms and/or dosing schedules are recommended. Some of them are federally regulated and only available in a treatment setting. Others are available on an outpatient basis. Knowing which types of medication may be appropriate for your case will help you choose the right detox program.

Mental Health Treatment

If you are living with a co-occurring mental health disorder, your detox program must be able to provide effective care to help you manage symptoms throughout the detox process. Psychiatric stabilization may be necessary as well. The detox program you choose should be able to offer you medication as well as medical monitoring as needed.

Your Detox, Your Choice

Ultimately, the style of detox and whether or not you choose to take advantage of medication options are decisions that are up to you and your treatment team. Contact us at Palm Beach Detox today to learn more about how we can help you begin the process of overcoming addiction today.