Medical Withdrawal or "Detox"
Medical withdrawal, typically referred to as "Detoxification" or "Detox" is a comprehensive, medically managed approach used to transition a patient from physical dependence to abstinence.  Alcohol and various drugs of abuse can differ in their effects, so too does the withdrawal from these drugs. The medical staff is trained in managing complicated withdrawal, as well as medical and psychiatric concerns. There is an appropriate mix of direct patient contact, review of records, daily treatment check-in and 24 hour coverage by a physician.
Individuals often requiring detox must be in "imminent danger" and have the following three elements present:
  1. The strong probability that certain behaviors will occur (e.g. continued alcohol or drug use).
  2. The likelihood that these behaviors pose a risk to the individual or someone else. (Driving while under the influence, seizures resulting from withdrawal of alcohol without medical monitoring).
  3. The likelihood that adverse events will occur in the near future. 
Because everyone is different, complications can occur. That's why it's helpful to have a medical staff that is trained in managing complicated withdrawal, as well as medical and psychiatric concerns.  Please contact us the Admissions Office, if you or someone you love is in need of detoxification and rehabilitation from drugs and/or alcohol (800) 582-6066.


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