Drug and alcohol detox guides patients through their withdrawal period with medical supervision. Detox is necessary for those who experience withdrawal symptoms when they are not using. For patients in their first step of drug and alcohol recovery, outpatient treatment programs are beneficial for their success. Our clinicians closely monitor patients during this process and ensure a safe and healthy detoxification.

There are three main steps in the detox process. First, patients are evaluated. This is done through physical tests, which specify which drugs are present, and by looking at the patient’s vital signs. In this process, patients are also evaluated for psychological and emotional complications. Next, patients begin detox which may or may not include the use of medications, although it is quite common for medication to be administered. During this time clinicians inform patients of what to expect during the treatment and recovery period. The last step of the detoxification process is readying the patient for the recovery process, as detox deals only with physical aspect of drug dependence. In this step, clinicians refer patients to a team of psychiatrists and counselors who will provide support for the remainder of the recovery process.

Benefits of Outpatient Detox

While it fully depends on the patient’s substance abuse history, we believe there are many benefits to our outpatient detox programs. 


Social support. Patients are provided with many support programs during their outpatient detox. Included in these programs are family therapy and group therapy.

  • Ability to work and maintain day-to-day activities. Patients often times seek anonymity during this process and outpatient detox is an easy solution. With the ability to maintain most of their normal activities, patients are able to get the treatment they need without having to explain prolonged absences from work or school.

 

  • Comfort of one’s own home. The recovery process can be difficult and patients enjoy the comfort of returning to their own homes at the end of the day. Patients also have the chance to implement confidence-building lessons that are learned through the recovery process.

 

  • Contact with family and friends. Healthy relationships are vital to a successful recovery process. During the detox period, patients may find it beneficial to be surrounded by a supportive group of loved ones and outpatient detox makes this possible.

About New begin

Welcome to New Beginnings. We're committed to helping you build a Fresh Start in Life - offering multi-disciplinary approach to outpatient addiction treatment with convenient day and evening options each week. All conveniently located in a safe, welcoming environment.