What is it?
While the thought of detoxification and rehabilitation centers may scare some people, there are other options that come along with going through withdrawal and detoxification. At PPMed, we understand that our patients have busy and ongoing lives outside of their addictions, which is why we offer outpatient detoxification. For many people, their addictions can be very personal, and preferred to be kept private. Outpatient detoxification allows the patient to stay in the comfort of their own home while they are administered care from Dr. Verjovsky. Outpatient programs tend to be:
- Less expensive
- More private
- More flexible
Outpatient detoxification programs are for patients that believe their condition and addiction are not extremely severe, especially if you are in the early stages of addiction. If you believe that your addiction is becoming serious, you may need to consider inpatient treatment.
How does it work?
Whether you’re going through withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, or other substances, an outpatient rehabilitation program provides a safe, quick, and effective way to ease yourself off of harmful addictions. With any treatment program, there are options to choose which one best suits your lifestyle.
Intensive outpatient program: These programs work in a similar style to drug treatment centers with their service demand. With this program, you will meet with your doctor at least three days a week for a couple hours each time.
Therapy and counseling: This type of method is combined with talk-therapy, a counseling way to deal with the problem through self-discovery and support from your doctor. This is a method used to identify the root of the issue that may have caused the addiction, and repair it with healthier coping skills.
Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a prescription medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. (i.e. heroin and narcotic painkillers)
Vivitrol®: Vivitrol® is an injection used to help prevent relapses in people who are dependent on opioid medicine. This can be used as part of a treatment program for drug or alcohol dependence.