What detox will not involve at ARC: sweating it out alone, with pain or isolation.
Detoxification, also called “Detox” or withdrawal therapy, has one concrete goal: to enable you to stop taking an addicting drug as safely as possible. For some, it is possible to undergo withdrawal therapy as an outpatient – this is decided case-by-case. Others may need admission to one of our centers based upon their symptoms. Withdrawal is different based on each kind of drug, due to the different ways they affect the body. Thus, the side effects and requires different approaches. Detox may involve gradually reducing the dose of the drug or temporarily substituting other substances, such as methadone, buprenorphine, or a combination of buprenorphine and nalaxone.
- Your patient-care coordinator, a nurse with specialized training, will take you through a non-invasive medical evaluation and an interview to discover your symptoms.
- ARC’s experts will document and engage to understand a client’s psychological state and the systems of support required to make the patient’s case successful. A physician will then develop a treatment plan using that information.
- Stabilization is both medical and psycho-social. To assist in overcoming an acute intoxication and withdrawal a patient’s stabilization process may include: Medication to ease withdrawal symptoms, a nutrition and supplement plan, discussions to familiarize the patient with the treatment and set expectations, collaboration with friends and family when appropriate.
- The process may last one to three weeks depending on the severity of the symptoms.
- Finally, we will assist in transitioning you into a treatment plan for complete recovery and eventually aftercare.
- The transition process depends on the kind of treatment proscribed in your individual treatment plan – the important thing to know is that you will be supported according to your specific needs, and met in your specific context.