Ambulatory detox is an outpatient, affordable way to get help for physical dependence to opioids and alcohol. Here at Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services, we are dedicated to helping individuals gain freedom from a dependence on chronic pain medications, heroin, and alcohol with a medication and psychological approach to treatment. We understand that many individuals who need help don’t have the time or finances dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation programs. So, to help individuals who may not require or desire what inpatient treatment programs may provide, we offer our effective ambulatory detox service.
Our ambulatory detox program includes medication assistance. This means we provide individuals with medications proven to be effective in helping individuals dependent on certain substances detox from their drug of choice. And, this type of detox program is available on an outpatient basis, which means patients receive care during daytime hours and do not live at the facility. Rather, patients are monitored for only 24 hours during their detox induction. Then, provided instructions on detox medications to continue to detox from home. While the length of detox may vary from patient to patient, each individual is required to meet with our physician weekly to assess the progress of the medication treatment.
Detox induction is the beginning of the detox and treatment process. There are two different types of ambulatory detox inductions. A patient’s drug of choice and treatment history determines the best types of medication to use. The types of detox inductions include:
Chronic Pain: These types of patients are physically dependent on a narcotic medication (opioid) like Vicodin®, Percocet®, OxyContin®, Buprenorphine, methadone, and more. In most cases, doctors prescribe these medications to help manage symptoms of chronic pain. Chronic pain patients can expect to start with medication-assisted treatment and continue with medication for up to a year. Then, our physician will help these patients to taper from the medications and find alternative methods of managing chronic pain.
Addiction: Individuals who have been using opiate medications, alcohol, or heroin long-term should not attempt to detox without medical assistance. With this type of ambulatory detox induction, patients can expect 24-hour monitoring to determine if medications are working effectively. Then, continue with the medication for 5 days before enrolling in the outpatient treatment program, or IOP.
Those serious about a life free from physical drug dependence or addiction can benefit from our 36-session Intensive Outpatient Program. This program includes a mixture of traditional medical approaches and holistic methods of treatment. Each session is 3 hours and includes both group therapy and educational resources. Furthermore, this encourages a supportive environment and offers individuals the chance to develop helpful coping methods to utilize throughout recovery.
Have questions about our ambulatory detox or the process of induction? Ready to take control of your life from addictive substances? Certainly, you can with our comprehensive, affordable approach to treatment at Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services in Pleasant Hill, California. Contact us on our website or give us a call at 925-289-1430.