Trying to detox from alcohol on your own can result in serious withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. When your brain cells become used to consistent exposure to alcohol, they actually change and adapt to it. Once the alcohol is removed the sudden shock can cause seizures and delirium tremens, which can be life-threatening.
Our alcohol outpatient detox program lasts from 3-5 days.
Day 1: you will receive IV fluids with vitamins and minerals to restore needed nutrients to your brain. You will also receive medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of seizures.
Days 2-5: For the next few days, you will come to the office daily and receive medications to help you with withdrawal symptoms.
For relapse prevention, we can prescribe medications to help you with cravings and prevent relapse. We also recommend AA and other 12 step recovery programs in order to continue to stay sober.
Opiates include heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Dilaudid. Our opioid detox lasts 3-7 days. The length of the detox depends on whether you on long or short-acting opioids, how heavy your usage is and other medical conditions. We prescribe Suboxone for opioid detoxification.
We also provide guidance for relapse prevention and monitoring long-term sobriety.
Stopping Benzo use suddenly can cause withdrawal seizures and severe psychosis which can be dangerous and life-threatening. Our Benzo detox lasts 5-7 days. Patients are prescribed medications to control withdrawal symptoms.