Medically Assisted Detox

The detox from certain drugs, particularly opiates, can be severe and may require additional medical intervention. If you have been using opiates, you might need a medically assisted detox.

What is a medically assisted detox?

A medically assisted detox is the practice of weaning a person off of  a substance by using a substitute drug that has similar properties. This process is ALWAYS done under the supervision of a medical professional.

Why do I need a medically assisted detox?

The withdrawal symptoms from opiates can be particularly debilitating, and can be so severe that they cause the user to abandon the recovery process. A medically assisted detox allows you to eliminate the drugs from your symptoms while being completely or mostly free from withdrawal symptoms.

What substitute drugs are typically used in a medically assisted detox?

While every person is different, some common substitute drugs used in the medically assisted detox process are

  • Suboxone
  • Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Librium)
  • Methadone

What can I expect from detox at West Coast Rehab?

At West Coast Rehab, we want to make sure that your medically assisted detox is as quick, safe and painless as possible. Our medical staff will take a full assessment of your medical and drug abuse history and prescribe a medically assisted detox treatment plan that suits your individual needs.

What happens after my medically assisted detox?

Completing your medically assisted detox will give you freedom from crippling withdrawal symptoms and the ability to fully engage in the recovery process. Once you complete your detox, your treatment will truly begin.