Medically Assisted Detox
at Boca Detox Center
at Boca Detox Center
Medically monitored, inpatient detox is a necessary first step on the road to recovery. When an individual uses a chemical substance for any length of time, they will eventually build up a tolerance. This means that more of the chemical substance will be required in order for the same desired effects to be produced. Once a tolerance develops, it is extremely likely that symptoms of withdrawal will begin to take hold with abruptly ceased use. Medical detox is necessary for the adequate treatment of withdrawal symptoms, which are often harshly uncomfortable and can potentially be life-threatening when left untreated. At Boca Detox we offer a unique, comprehensive and highly individualized inpatient detox program. While our main priority is client comfort, we also believe that inpatient detox should offer a wide range of amenities, services and resources that will help set a solid and lasting foundation for long-term sobriety.
Our private, homestyle inpatient detox facility is fully equipped with all of the comforts of home along with numerous additional amenities. The level of clinical care we provide cannot be found in any traditional hospital setting or state-run facility. If you have been suffering at the hands of a severe substance abuse disorder and you are ready to take the first step on the road to recovery, contact us today.
The Boca Detox Center Method: Inpatient Detox
At Boca Detox our program of inpatient detox is truly unlike any other. Our homestyle retreat was carefully designed and decorated with comfort and tranquility in mind. We understand just how exhausting living with an active addiction can be, and we have developed a detox program that lends itself to relaxation and thorough healing. Our private and semi-private rooms come equipped with flat screen televisions if clients decide to relax in their bedrooms as they undergo withdrawal. We offer clients constant access to a state-of-the-art, fully stocked kitchen where they can prepare their own meals and snacks or they can partake in one or all of the three chef-prepared meals that are served on a daily basis. Our medical staff members check in on clients regularly, treating all symptoms of withdrawal as they arise. If deemed necessary we utilize Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and/or tapering to help minimize the physical discomfort associated with withdrawal symptoms. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures that no symptoms go untreated and that clients have the care and support they need available to them around the clock. The needs of each individual client remain our number one priority.
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What is Inpatient Detox?
While physical stabilization and pain-free withdrawal are main priorities, we also believe in setting a solid foundation for lasting recovery. Because of this belief we offer a wide range of recovery-related services. Clients have access to daily 12 step meetings, which are brought into the facility and conducted by individuals who have years of quality sobriety under their belts. We believe that providing a thorough introduction to the 12 step method of recovery in medical detox is extremely beneficial to the remainder of the recovery process – entering into residential treatment with a deep understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous undeniably makes the transition all that much easier. We offer individual and group therapy sessions, and psychiatric sessions for individuals who might be suffering at the hands of a dual diagnosis disorder. Clients have the ability to participate in whatever group sessions or individual sessions they are feeling up for – we do not require participation, because we understand that comfort and relaxation are key when it comes to inpatient drug and alcohol detox.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction published a study titled, “An Overview of Outpatient and Inpatient Detoxification.” The study explores the importance of inpatient detoxification when it comes to alcohol abuse and addiction, seeing as the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol abuse can be life-threatening if left untreated. Medical detox is always necessary when it comes to alcohol and benzodiazepines, because these two chemical substances can lead to serious and extremely dangerous withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, heart attack and coma. When it comes to other commonly abused substances like opiates, stimulants and tranquilizers, withdrawal symptoms are less likely to cause life-threatening complications. However, they can be extremely uncomfortable, and when not constantly overseen in a medical detox facility they are liable to lead an individual to relapse before the detox process has come to an end.
Types of Commonly Used Drugs
No matter what type of drug you are currently using, entering into a medical detox program is an important first step on the road to recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides a list of the most commonly used drugs in the country. The list includes the following substances:
- Opioid narcotics (heroin, prescription opioids, fentanyl)
- Prescription stimulants
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Signs of Drug Dependence & Abuse
If you believe you or someone you love has been suffering from a diagnosable substance use disorder, there are several signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) outlines a list of diagnostic criteria used to identify the presence of a substance use disorder.
If you answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions, seeking professional help from a medical detox center is likely a good idea.
- Do you sometimes end up using more drugs or alcohol than you originally intended, or do you use drugs or alcohol more frequently than you intend to?
- Have you wanted to cut back on your dose or quit entirely, only to find you were unable to do so for any significant period of time?
- Do you spend a significant amount of time obtaining your substance of choice, using the substance and recovering from its effects?
- Do you often think of using drugs and/or alcohol/do you ever experience intense cravings?
- Has your drug use interfered with your ability to fulfill personal obligations or negatively impacted your performance at work or at school?
- Have you experienced interpersonal problems as a direct result of your substance use?
- Have you given up activities which were once interesting or important to you in order to engage in drug and/or alcohol use?
- Have you been engaging in risk-taking activities more often than normal, like driving while under the influence of your drug of choice or combining the substance with other substances like alcohol or opioid narcotics?
- Do you continue to use drugs or alcohol despite physical or psychological health concerns directly related to the substance?
- Have you developed a physical tolerance, meaning a higher dose or larger amount of the substance is required in order for the desired effects to be achieved?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when drug or alcohol use is stopped abruptly?
How Does Inpatient Detox Work?
If you have been considering entering into an inpatient detox program, you likely want to know what to expect. At Boca Detox we strive to ensure you feel as prepared as possible before committing to our detox program. You can expect to be treated around the clock by a team of licensed medical professionals who have one common goal — to ensure you are as comfortable as possible over the course of your stay. Very few of the addiction services we provide are mandatory. You are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, group workshops and 12 Step meetings if you feel up to doing so. As you undergo a safe and pain-free withdrawal in our homestyle retreat-style center, your case manager will work directly with the remainder of your treatment team in developing a personalized aftercare plan. To learn more about what to expect from the medical detox process, contact us today.
Therapy Types Used In Inpatient Detox
At Boca Detox, we believe therapeutic intervention is an important part of the overall detox process. We provide our clients with the opportunity to participate in individual, group and family therapy sessions. Clients will have access to at least one individual therapy session during the course of their stay. They will also have access to daily group therapy sessions and therapeutic group workshops, and at least one family therapy session, which can be conducted in person or virtually. The therapeutic methods we commonly employ include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Holistic Therapies
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How Will Boca Detox Center Treat My Inpatient Detox Symptoms?
The best treatment options depend on the individual, along with what substance was being used and for how long. At Boca Detox we take a comprehensive approach to inpatient detox, focusing on the restoration of physical, mental and emotional health.
We offer the following services:
- Addiction Assessment – Conducting an in-depth addiction assessment helps the medical team determine which detox services are going to be the most beneficial for each unique case while helping clients develop a thorough plan for continuing care. At Boca Detox we conduct a detailed assessment within several hours of admission, which includes family history of substance use, a physical evaluation and a psychological evaluation.
- Medical Care – Clients have access to professional medical care 24/7. Vitals are checked regularly, and if anything seems abnormal it will be treated accordingly. Sometimes, medications prove beneficial during the detox stage of the treatment process. We help ease the pain of withdrawal by offering individuals MAT in a comfortable, homestyle setting with expert medical and clinical staff.
- Individualized Therapy – At Boca Detox we believe in client-driven therapy, meaning that specific therapeutic goals are determined by each individual client and his or her licensed therapist in a collaborative setting. Underlying issues are resolved while the client is in treatment, however, we encourage a continuation of individual therapy once detox has concluded.
- Psychiatric Services – At Boca Detox we offer dual diagnosis treatment services for clients who have previously been diagnosed with a mental illness and for clients who are experiencing severe psychological withdrawal symptoms. Clients have access to professional psychiatric care, and they have the option of meeting one-on-one with an on-staff psychiatrist whenever they need extra assistance.
- Aftercare/Continuing Care – While in detox, our clients work closely with a team of professionals including an individual therapist and a case manager. This team works together to help clients craft detailed, strategic aftercare plans for the time following medical detox. Aftercare could include continuing treatment in a residential rehab, an intensive outpatient setting, taking up residence in a sober living home, continuing personal therapy work and/or active involvement in a recovery community.
Will I Receive Detox Medications? How Will They Help?
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is only utilized when deemed necessary by the medical team. Because active addiction affects everyone differently, the detox process will not look identical for any two clients. The right treatment options for you are determined upon your arrival. In many cases, the physical symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal can be effectively treated with a combination of over-the-counter medications and bed rest. However, if symptoms are particularly severe, more intensive measures might be taken.
Medication Names & Descriptions
The medications most commonly used for the treatment of drug and/or alcohol withdrawal include:
- Over-the-counter pain relievers and fever reducers, like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
- Clonidine. This medication can help alleviate nausea and vomiting.
- Anticonvulsants – Seizures are not uncommon side effects when it comes to benzodiazepine withdrawals. In the case of a seizure, our prescribing physicians prescribe an anticonvulsant to be taken for the remainder of the acute detox period.
- Non-narcotic sleep aids to help alleviate insomnia.
- If a client is simultaneously struggling with underlying mental illness or if the psychological symptoms of withdrawal are particularly severe, an anti-anxiety medication or antidepressant might be prescribed.
- In severe cases of Norco withdrawal, MAT (like buprenorphine or naltrexone) may be utilized — however, MAT is more commonly prescribed during the next stage of addiction treatment (residential rehab, PHP or IOP).
Addiction Recovery Statistics and Outlook
Medical detox will always be necessary to treat the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. At Boca Detox we utilize numerous proven and effective detoxification methods, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and tapering. Our team of medical professionals is composed of a combination of addiction specialists, prescribing physicians, and licensed therapists and psychiatrists. We provide quality clinical care in a homestyle retreat, which was carefully designed with client comfort in mind. We understand that committing to recovery can be scary, and that the anticipation of undergoing drug and/or alcohol withdrawal is generally much worse than the withdrawal process itself. Rest assured that you are in good hands, and our staff members all work together to make the process pain-free and efficient.
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The symptoms associated with drug withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable when left untreated. It is important to seek the care of a team of experienced medical professionals before associated symptoms peak in severity. At Boca Detox we effectively treat the symptoms associated with drug withdrawal while providing our clients with the tools they need to continue along on their personal journeys of addiction recovery. Getting started is as simple as reaching out for help. Once you make initial contact, either through our website or over the phone, you are put in touch with one of our experienced Treatment Advisors who will answer any additional questions and walk you through our simple admissions process. We begin by conducting a brief pre-assessment, which helps our medical team determine which detox methods are the best fit for you. We offer a free, no obligation insurance benefit check and arrange local transportation to our Boca, Florida detox center. All you have to do is reach out for help, and we will take care of the rest.