Medical Detox vs. Observational Detox
Medical detoxification is medically assisted with physician approved and monitored medications and assessments. Any client that reports usage of alcohol; benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Valium; and Opiates such as hydrocodone or heroin and subsequently tests positive for those substances is placed within our medical detoxification program. These substances can have uncomfortable and medically concerning withdrawal symptoms that must be monitored much more closely. This program is typically 5 days because of the medication and monitoring protocols ordered by the Medical Director but can be extended depending upon medical necessity.
Observational detoxification (also called Social detoxification) is less restrictive on the client and typically does not involve medications or such close and regular monitoring as medical detoxification. Clients using substances other than those outlined for medical detoxification are typically put in to this modality of treatment to be observed and monitored for stability before entering into a traditional residential treatment program. This program is typically 3 days with less restriction on interaction with other clients and programs yet is still monitored and supervised by the Medical Director.
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