A stigma exists that detox is only necessary for disreputable “drug addicts or junkies.” Detoxification is believed to be a process in which patients must disappear for a week or more to get the help they need. The perception that detox would severely disrupt patients’ daily lives by causing absence from the home and the workplace and through such absence, alert family, friends, and co-workers to their dependency or addiction keeps patients from getting the help they need.
Few people understand that following a doctor’s prescription may result in a physical dependency that is unintended and undesired by the patient. Patients include working professionals, athletes and socialites that follow a prescription only to find they are unable to stop taking the prescribed substance without experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms.
While outpatient detox is safe for many, it is not suitable for everyone in need of a drug or alcohol detox. The initial physician screening will determine if you are a candidate for outpatient detox or if you need to be referred to a higher level of care. To each of our highly-trained physicians, patient safety is the top priority.
Outpatient Detox is committed to improve your quality of life and to help give you a new beginning with our outpatient drug detox program. Visit us today and take the first step towards a healthier life.