St. Louis Detox for Alcohol and Drugs

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What is detox from alcohol and drugs? You might find many facilities that claim services labeled as alcohol and drug detox simply medically stabilize the individual without completing the process of detoxification.  The process of detoxification from alcohol and drugs is not typically accomplished in 3 to 4 days. The goal of our alcohol and drug detox is to eliminate the effects of withdrawal, medically stabilize the individual, prescribe medications that eliminate the ability and minimize the desire to use once discharged from our program, and establishes a plan for care upon exit.

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Our outpatient detox utilize the naltrexone pill or the Vivitrol® shot once the detox from alcohol and/or drugs is complete. These medications can aid the individual as they continue their addiction treatment and support by eliminating cravings and blocking the ability to obtain a euphoric effect from alcohol and drugs.

Inpatient Detox?

Unknown to many and contrary to what media depicts, if you do not have a co-morbidity that requires 24-hour monitoring or you are motivated to change then you may not require inpatient detox or inpatient rehab at all. In fact, you are a excellent candidate for success in our outpatient rehab and detox programs. Our outpatient rehab in St. Louis can accomplish more than can be done inpatient and isn’t limited to just a few days. Inpatient detox and rehab programs are extremely expensive even with insurance coverage and is for some an unneeded expense.

Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient Detox

CDAP_Brain_ProcessOur St. Louis outpatient alcohol and drug detox is tailored in length to the individual and their needs but typically lasts 4-6 weeks for outpatient alcohol detox and 4-8 weeks for outpatient opiate detox. Outpatient detox for other drugs varies.

Individuals in our outpatient alcohol and drug detox do not need the structure and level of care that our inpatient detox provides and have the ability to detox while continuing with their normal lives. Our outpatient alcohol and drug detox is available as a single program but is also included in our intensive outpatient programs for those just entering alcohol and/or drug addiction treatment in St. Louis.

Our outpatient detox provides clients with ongoing and frequent medical care combined with therapy and other modalities important in the process of detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs. Unlike many programs our outpatient detox is not simply limited to infrequent doctors’ visits and medication.

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The goal of our outpatient detox is to gradually remove the physical dependence on the drug and/or alcohol and provide a stable platform to continue addiction treatment and support once the outpatient detox is complete.

Outpatient Rehab

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