Detoxification is an important first step in the treatment process for many people seeking recovery. Detoxification helps patients safely stop using alcohol and some drugs to achieve stability before moving on to the other aspects of treatment, and may be essential for some patients. Immediately stopping the long-term misuse of alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other psychoactive drugs can lead to potentially fatal side-effects including grand mal seizures and delirium tremens. A medical assessment is needed to determine if detoxification is needed.
For those who need it, detoxification is only one crucial part of comprehensive addiction treatment. While detoxification helps patients become stable, they require additional treatment to develop the skills, knowledge, and ongoing care planning needed to increase the chances of successful ongoing recovery.
Recovery Ways provides medically-supervised detoxification that makes the process as safe and comfortable as possible. Our patients are treated in our licensed detoxification facility, and closely monitored by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. The Recovery Ways treatment team provides attentive support throughout the detoxification process.
Medications that address anxiety and depression, help patients sleep better, and reduce cravings may be administered during the detoxification process to keep patients safe and comfortable.
Patients who complete detoxification can safely transition to their next level of care to receive comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment. Recovery Ways offers residential, partial-hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Clinical assessments are used to determine which level of care is right for each patient. Upon completion of detoxification, a Recovery Ways representative will work with patients to help them transition to a Recovery Ways program, or another appropriate care provider depending on patient needs.