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Outpatient Detox

Our outpatient detox program is an excellent opportunity for individuals not experiencing severe withdrawal. Since we tailor our program to each individual and their substance usage, many of our clients achieve sobriety within a few office visits.
Program offering includes:
Discreet and confidential care
Medical monitoring and support
Regular check-ups
Counseling for co-occurring disorders
Medications to ease the withdrawal process
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What Is Outpatient Detox?

Outpatient detox allows individuals to live at home while receiving treatment for addiction. That’s why this form of detox is an excellent option for people who have responsibilities at home, such as work or child care. During outpatient detox, individuals visit a detox center for several hours each day to receive medical care and therapy. While outpatient detox programs vary in structure, they typically include some combination of medication-assisted treatment, individual therapy, and group counseling. Individuals may also participate in regular drug testing and attend 12-step meetings. Outpatient detox is not appropriate for everyone, but it can be an effective way for some people to begin their journey to recovery.

What To Expect During The Detoxification Process?

Detox is an essential first step in overcoming addiction. The process generally begins by addressing immediate medical needs. This can include providing the body with the fluids and nutrients it needs and managing withdrawal symptoms such as an increased heart rate, vomiting, or diarrhea. The next step is to cleanse the body of toxins. This process can include flushing the system with plenty of fluids, sweating, or sitting in a sauna. Once the body is free of toxins, the detoxification process ends, and treatment should begin.

How Does Outpatient Detox Work?

Outpatient detox takes place outside of a hospital or inpatient facility. Generally, the process is shorter in duration than inpatient detox and may last anywhere from a few days to a week. During outpatient detoxification, individuals visit a treatment center for medication and therapy. Most of the medicines prescribed help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Individual and group therapy sessions help individuals develop healthy coping mechanisms to avoid triggers and relapse.

Why Consider Outpatient Detox?

Outpatient detox provides a more comfortable and familiar environment for patients. Many people feel more relaxed and less anxious at home, which can help them better focus on their recovery. In addition, outpatient detox usually costs less than inpatient detox, making it a more affordable option.

Other reasons to include outpatient detox include:
  • Sobriety without having to uproot your life
  • Support from family and friends
  • Receiving care from a physician who is familiar with your case
  • Lower cost and expense
  • Flexibility to continue working or attending school as you detox