A: Through a comprehensive medical evaluation, we will determine which program will work for you. We look at current and past use, health, history of seizures and psychosis, psychological functioning, family history, and many more factors which will provide us with a full picture to analyze risk. The initial assessment can be completed by telephone interview and an in-person assessment will take place following the phone interview. A treatment plan will be developed and presented to the patient with all the required services listed. It is then decided by both the patient and the doctor whether or not to proceed with our services.
Physicians invariably remark about the positive partnership they feel with Executive Home Detox. EHD works collaboratively with the detox physician and EHD advocates a strong relationship with a focus on communication. The private duty nurse will accompany the client to the physician’s office or arrange for a home visit. Follow up communications include phone calls, emails, texts or return office visits.
Talk to your doctor about how medical detox may be able to help you get through your withdrawal safely when you are ready to quit. If you have had severe withdrawal in the past, your doctor may recommend an inpatient detox program. In a program like this, you stay at a care center for up to a week while you are going through detox and withdrawal.
Recovery takes time and support. It works best when you have a support system with people who can take this journey with you. Set up your life so it is easier to avoid drugs and alcohol. This might mean changing your daily routines and the people you see. It’s not always easy to create a new life. At first, you might feel lost, sad, and afraid. Use your support system to help you through these times so you can reach your goals for getting sober.
Detox diets usually involve eating fewer calories. Any weight loss is likely to be down to this reduction in calories, and not to removing toxins from the body.
Inpatient Medical Facility: if you are in need of this level of care, there are no other safe alternatives. These facilities are staffed 24 hours with nurses and physicians, and they must have life-support equipment along with radiology, surgical, and intensive care capabilities. The only facilitates able to provide such care are licensed hospitals. These services are typically reserved for those individuals who have a co-occurring medical condition which would be exacerbated by the detox process. A history of seizures, liver damage, kidney failure, and many other factors such as age are taken into account by your physician when making a recommendation to this level of care. Residential, Clinically Managed Detox (Withdrawal Management): This level of service is provided within substance use disorder treatment facilities. The client would stay within the facility 24 hours each day for a detox lasting between five and twenty days. In most geographic regions (based on state regulations), there would be a physician or physician’s assistant who will see the patient soon after admission and would order the medications to help with the withdrawal symptoms. The staff onsite over a 24-hour period may or may not have a medical license or any advanced training in emergency medical response. This option is appropriate for people being treated for stimulants or minimal levels of opiates, benzodiazepines or alcohol. It is recommended that you consult with your primary care physician prior to making this choice. Outpatient detox is typically not recommended, because in most cases, the chances of returning to the substance of choice is quite high. As the cravings intensify, most people return to their substance of choice in order to relieve the extreme discomfort that comes along with these urges. In the system we designed, we take the benefits of each system, and came up with a safe alternative to the residential and inpatient stays. This option also leaves large gaps between medical visits and any complications which arise and may go unnoticed until there are serious life-threatening consequences. If your preferred substance is opiates (heroin, opium, morphine and codeine, etc.), opioids (Demerol, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Methadone, Percodan, Percocet, etc…) or benzodiazepines (klonopin, Xanax, Valium, etc..), this alternative should be utilized only after considerable thought to the possible consequences of returning to active use during mid or late stage detox; which include increased risk of seizure activity and death from overdose. Self-managed at home detox: this option can take several forms, including self-directed and physician-directed. If your drug of choice is alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, or opioids, we recommend you get a second opinion before following a physician recommendation which simply requires filling a prescription and going home with a follow-up visit scheduled in the future. Many physicians simply have not been educated on the disease of addiction. With most doctors having an average education which consisted of approximately 1 hour spent on addiction, the question should be asked by the patient prior to following such recommendations. Our System is not meant to serve a group of people falling somewhere within a specified level of care. We are able to provide individualized care based on individual needs, and incorporate the needed support to make real-time adjustments as the detox progresses. Along with the medical support, we incorporate therapeutic support to help you make it through the periods of depression, anxiety, shame, and other mental and emotional ups and downs which are to be expected during the detox process. Our providers and staff are all experienced in addiction studies within the respective disciplines, while the entire detox process is managed by a physician who is Board Certified in addiction medicine. Our program is often viewed as an attractive option for professionals and other people who value anonymity or are unable to leave their place of residence for a host of different reasons.
What are the Risks and/or Side Effects?