The Process of Detox in our South Florida Detox Center
Stopping Abruptly Can Be Dangerous
Substances such as alcohol, opiates and Benzodiazepines, when stopped abruptly, can produce withdrawal symptoms that are so severe the person cannot bear them and it seems easier to return to the substance(s) rather than complete the detox in south florida process. This is why patients come to us to detox in our South Florida Detox Center.
Discontinuing the use of these substances abruptly can also be very dangerous. However, medication can be used to medically manage these severe withdrawal symptoms and minimize the physical suffering while keeping the patient safe. Contact us today to see how you can safely detox in our South Florida Detox Center.
Medically-Assisted Detox in South Florida
Managing these opiate withdrawal symptoms through the use of medication is what takes place in our South Florida detox center. Some centers have a medical staff on site, while others have enlisted the assistance of a nearby Addiction Medicine Specialist that either visits the South Florida Detox Center on a regular basis or the detox staff transports the clients to the doctors office.
The treatment addiction doctor completes an assessment of the situation that usually includes blood work to check for liver damage or other drug-induced complications and then orders the appropriate detox medications for the situation. They return to the South Florida Detox center and the Detox staff monitors the use of the medication along with the clients progress and reports back to the doctor.
The plan is to stabilize (determine the appropriate dose of the medication that makes the client comfortable) and then titrate (step down) the client off of the detox medications in a safe and comfortable manner.
Medically-Supervised Detox Staff
There are medical doctors on our staff as well as highly trained professional staff members. The South Florida Detox Center will go out of its way to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during the detox process.