Drug & Alcohol Medication-Assisted Detox Treatment in SF Bay Area
What Is Detoxification and Why Do I Need It?
The first step in the rehabilitation process is detoxing, so you can remove the drugs or alcohol from your body. This induces what’s known as a withdrawal, in which the body acclimates to not having drugs or alcohol in its system.
Proper detoxification is imperative to drug treatment success and provides a firm foundation on which long-term sobriety can be built and developed. Detoxing without medical supervision can be painful and can result in seizures and even death. We also tailor your detox program to the substance you are dependent upon.
Our outpatient detox center provides detoxification services that take into consideration the substance you are dependent upon.
Under medical supervision, you will be monitored during the acute phase of withdrawal, returned to a more stable state. After detoxification, the next stage may include a structured outpatient treatment program, 12 step work, and/or counseling.
Medication is often used to help curb certain physical aspects of detoxification, but they do not completely eliminate them. We do our best to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable atmosphere for a patient to come in and detoxification, as they take the first necessary step of their journey towards sobriety.
Medical detoxification’s aim is to safely manage the distressing physical symptoms associated with stopping drug use. It’s only the first stage of addiction treatment, and by itself, it does not change thoughts and behaviors, but it’s a major step on the road to continued abstinence and for some, a highly beneficial preparation for ongoing drug or alcohol addiction treatment.
Enjoy a better life after drugs — detoxification is the first step to living addiction-free.
WARNING: Detoxing without proper medical supervision can be fatal. Attempting to flush your system of drugs or alcohol yourself can lead to serious health consequences, and you run the risk of relapsing under the severe strain on your body and mind. If you’re serious about quitting drugs and alcohol, please work with a medical professional.
How We Can Help
At the Bay Addiction and Detoxification Center, we treat a number of different addictions. Our patients go through a comprehensive medical history and physical exam and are detoxed under medical supervision. Our qualified medical professionals are expertly trained in addiction medicine to handle even the most severe types of addiction.
During the entire process, we work with each and every patient on not only addressing their physical but also their mental health needs.