Patients who come to our facility are first admitted to a private room in an accredited hospital. Here, they undergo an extensive medical evaluation that helps us determine the best course of treatment. This evaluation includes a cardiac assessment, pre-medication, and overall stabilization. We also give them medication to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Every patient is different, and each treatment plan is individualized to meet the patient’s unique needs. Patients are usually in the hospital for 2 to 3 days. If rapid detox is the chosen procedure, on the second day, the patient is transferred to a private room in the ICU. Medically induced withdrawal is performed while the patient sleeps under sedation and is closely monitored by our medical director and his team. The process significantly speeds the production of endorphins and nervous system recovery.
In most cases, patients are able to go to our drug rehab center on the third day of detox. Rapid detox patients may choose to have the Vivitrol shot before discharge, where others prefer the oral form of Naltrexone to eliminate physical cravings.