Medical and Observational Detoxification
Medical detoxification is medically assisted with physician approved and monitored medications and assessments. Any client that reports usage of alcohol, benzodiazepines, and/or opiates is placed in our medical detoxification program. These substances can have uncomfortable and medically significant withdrawal symptoms that must be monitored closely. This program typically lasts 3-5 days because of the medication and monitoring protocols ordered by the medical director, but may be extended due to medical necessity. Observational detoxification is less restrictive on the client and typically does not involve medications or such close and regular monitoring as medical detoxification. Clients using substances other than those outlined for medical detoxification are typically put into this modality of treatment to be observed and monitored for stability before entering into a traditional residential treatment program.