S Subacute or ambulatory detoxification is an outpatient service that can be administered in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP). The recovering addict will travel to the IOP or the PHP to receive care for their detox process by a medical professional and then return to their home to carry out the rest of their day.
The person must travel several times a week for the detox treatment, whether it is medically assisted or therapy sessions, to make sure that their vital signs are normal and that there is little complications during this process. Instead of having medical professionals constantly watching the progress the recovering addict, the person is entrusted to their family or a strong support group that will help them get through this process before entering treatment.
This process tends to be more affordable than going through the detox process in an inpatient treatment facility. However, during this process the recovering addict may struggle with the temptation to relapse. Having that strong support system is key for this type of detox process.
Depending on the substance abused, the addict will go through a series of withdrawals. Some withdrawals are physically taxing on the body and some are psychologically devastation. Withdrawals can last from 1 week to a month, this depends on the length of substance abuse and the drug they are abusing.
Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.
When an addict has been using drugs or multiple drugs and makes the life changing decision to get clean and live a life of sobriety, they must first go through a period of detoxification. The detox period generally occurs 24 -72 hours after the person takes drugs. This period is considered the hardest period of rehabilitation and depending on the substance abused, it is highly recommended that they do this in the presence of trained medical professions as this period could be life threatening.
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP) is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Psychosocial evaluation and intervention should be available with the normal biomedical evaluations and stabilization.
For this level of detoxification requires addicts to be present onsite for several hours a day in an organized outpatient facility. These outpatient services are designed to treat the addict’s level of vital signs, to achieve a safe and comfortable withdrawal, and to effectively facilitate the patient’s engagement in ongoing treatment and recovery.
PHPs and IOPs should be staffed by physicians who are available daily and are trained professionals who medically manage the care of the patient. Licensed or Certified nurses should be available for primary nursing care and during treatment days. Licensed or registered addiction clinicians should be available to administer planned interventions according to the assessed needs of the patient. The multidisciplinary professionals such as physicians, counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and acupuncturists should be available for addicts with a substance-related disorder, and co-occurring biomedical, emotional, or behavioral conditions.