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Detox is often the first step in the addiction treatment process. It is a time when the body rids itself of toxins accumulated due to drug or alcohol addiction. Detox is not easy, and in many cases, should not be done without medical supervision to ensure help is available should withdrawal symptoms become unmanageable or dangerous. Formal detox programs can help you through the early stages of detox and withdrawal by providing a safe space where you can manage withdrawal symptoms under the supervision of medical and mental health professionals.
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What is Outpatient Detox?
An outpatient detox program allows you to seek help at the detox center during the day while still returning home at night. For many, outpatient settings are preferable to inpatient residential programs. An outpatient program allows you to continue to work and maintain family obligations while getting the addiction treatment you need to achieve sobriety and long-term recovery. It is essential to note, the primary difference between inpatient and outpatient detox is the lack of medical supervision and monitoring.
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How Does Outpatient Detox Work?
Detoxification or detox is the process whereby the body processes out substances such as drugs and alcohol. With medically supervised detox (as commonly occurs in residential settings), medical supervision is provided. During medically supervised detox, a trained team of medical professionals is on hand to monitor your vital signs and overall mental and physical health during the detox process. If withdrawal symptoms become too difficult to manage, they can administer medications to help ease the severity of symptoms. Also, should withdrawal symptoms become severe, as can happen with alcohol and certain drugs, medical staff can assist with emergent medical care.
In outpatient detox settings, medically supervised detox is not available. In an outpatient detox program, a team of treatment professionals will work with you to determine a detox and treatment plan that meets your unique treatment needs. Part of the planning process includes a comprehensive review of your medical history and your history with substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Outpatient programs are often most successful for those who have a stable, supportive home environment. For certain substances, outpatient detox is not recommended due to the dangerous, potentially life-threatening nature of some common withdrawal symptoms. If you struggle with an addiction to alcohol, some opioids, or benzodiazepines, an inpatient residential program with medically supervised detox services may be a safer choice. In some outpatient detox programs, medications can be provided to help ease cravings and minimize some withdrawal symptoms; however, medical monitoring is not typically available.
Suppose your medical exam and initial assessment find that your needs can be met through an outpatient detox program. In that case, you will work with the facilities’ treatment team to create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs throughout the detox process. This plan will consider several factors, including your current mental health, physical health, the severity of addiction and substances used, gender, age, and history with substance abuse detox and treatment. Outpatient detox programs follow various timelines depending on the substances you are detoxing from. Some substances are quickly eliminated from the system, and therefore the detox process occurs more quickly. Other substances can take weeks or months to thoroughly flush from your body.
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What to Expect at Comfort Recovery's Outpatient Detox Program in Woodland Hills
Choosing a detox program from the thousands of available options can appear daunting. The more you research the services and amenities of each program, the easier the process becomes. It is essential to select a detox (and treatment program) that creates a program specifically designed to meet your unique needs. Addiction affects everyone differently, and therefore your detox, and treatment program must consider your specific needs to ensure success.
At Comfort Recovery’s Woodland Hills outpatient detox program, we provide detox services for a variety of substances. Not all outpatient detox programs provide specialized treatment services and cannot assist with some forms of detox.
At Comfort Recovery, we want to ensure you have the best chance for long, lasting recovery. For this reason, we have created a variety of outpatient treatment programs, including outpatient detox, intensive outpatient addiction treatment, and outpatient addiction treatment. If you or a loved one are ready to take the first step towards sobriety and recovery, begin your path to healing at our Los Angeles Outpatient Detox.
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