Outpatient Detox

As stated before, not all drug abusers need a detox. Not everyone responds the same way to certain drugs and not everyone has used as hard. Detox is the process of the body ridding itself of toxic substances. Such as drugs or alcohol.

People who need detox:

  • Those who have an addiction to drugs that physically affect the body.
  • Those who would have a hard time going through withdrawal alone.
  • Those whose health could be at risk without medical assistance or intervention.

Withdrawal is the bodies, usually negative, response to the sudden stop of using drugs. The body had grown dependent on them so now it is reacting, believing it cannot survive without them.

Many drug addictions do require medical assistance.

Some of these drugs include:

  • Alcohol- Withdrawing from alcohol can be one of the most dangerous types of detoxing. It can be lethal. That’s why being medically supervised is important.
  • Cocaine- A big symptom of cocaine withdrawal is mood swings. Those can be dangerous to the patient and those around them. For safety, it’s important not to do this alone.
  • Heroin- This is a very uncomfortable process and needs to be supervised. This helps keep them from relapsing.
  • Opiates- Quitting opiates abruptly can be life-threatening. They need to be tapered off and there needs to be a doctor checking and supervising.
  • Prescription Pain Meds- These are similar to heroin and be very painful and hard to resist. Medical staff can help make sure the patient is comfortable and sticks to the program.

How Long Does Detox Take?

Another answer that depends entirely on many different factors. The answer to this changes for every person. It’s important to know their medical history, which drugs were abused and for how long. There is no set time

Detox takes at least a few days. This requires focus and dedication on the part of the patient.

What Do We Offer?

Here at the Jersey Medical Detox Center, we give weekly:

  • Medication management
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Nutrition management

Since we don’t have people stay as residents to monitor, we need dedication to our program. It is up to you to make sure you do what is needed to help regain your health.

You will be held accountable. Make sure you live with people who understand your need for the house to be drug and alcohol-free.