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Medical Detox Treatment


medical detox treatment
For many people with drug and alcohol addiction problems, medical detox treatment can be the difference between life and death.  Most residential detox facilities are based on the social model of recovery.  In this atmosphere, the addict or alcoholic is closely monitored during the first 24 hours, and supervision is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  
Pathways Detox provides residential, medical detox treatment where our clients are also closely monitored by detox doctors trained in addiction medicine.
For anyone choosing to enter addiction treatment, the first step in the process is usually drug or alcohol detox treatment.  During medical detox treatment in a residential setting, the client is prescribed medication from an onsite physician.  The purpose of the medication is to ease the pain of withdrawals.  For many people, the symptoms of withdrawal can include body pain, the shakes, night sweats, and even a depressed mental state.  It is critical that the client is closely monitored during the initial phase of withdrawal because the pain and anguish associated with the withdrawal can be too much for them to handle.  
If isolated or trying to quit “cold turkey” on their own many people end up going back to their drug of choice because it’s easier than breaking free of their addiction.  As you can imagine this only prolongs the vicious cycle of the substance abuse.
After the medical detox treatment phase of someone’s recovery, many people will choose to enter a longer term treatment program.  Inpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse is much more structured than most residential medical detox treatment programs.  Most treatment facilities have activities scheduled like group counseling, exercise, journaling, recovery planning and one-on-one counseling.  Inpatient residential treatment can last anywhere from 28 to 60 days or even longer.  Because of the intensity of the schedule in long term inpatient care, it is critical that the addict or alcoholic not neglect the detox phase of their recovery.  That's why our medical detox treatment procedure may be a better choice for you.
Another option for some people after their stay in our medical detox treatment program is to go into an outpatient counseling program.  In an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program, the client will work with a certified counselor on things such as recovery planning, sobriety maintenance, and possibly anger management.  Whether the addict chooses to go into an outpatient drug and alcohol program after detox treatment or after a longer stay in rehab, the outpatient counseling gives them a chance to ease back into normal life while at the same time maintaining their continuity of care.  The frequency of care provided in the outpatient counseling program is completely up the the individual’s needs.  For some as little as one day per week will be sufficient to keep them on the road to recovery, but for others as many as 5 days per week may be required for them to maintain their sobriety.
Some addicts and alcoholics try to avoid inpatient treatment at all costs.  Either they are in denial about the intensity of their addiction, or they refuse don't have the time to put their life aside for awhile to get the help they need.  For these people, our medical detox treatment program may just the solution they are looking for.  By talking directly with our detox doctors about the medical aspects of their substance abuse issues and working with our counselors on their spiritual side, many of our clients can avoid a long inpatient stay after their medical detox treatment.
If you would like to discuss the medical detox treatment options that Pathway Detox can provide, then call us at  (877)870-4958.