Detoxification is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.

It is often the first step in a drug addiction treatment program and should be accompanied by treatment with a behavioral therapy, individual counseling and/or medication. Detox alone with no follow-up is not treatment.

At the Center for Addiction Medicine, cutting edge protocols, expert medical and clinical staff, a safe, supportive environment, and an introduction to the principles of recovery are the keys to a successful and comfortable detox.

Drug detox is performed in many different ways depending on the individual, however, the ultimate goal of a detox program is achieving long-term recovery and reintegration into society.

Outpatient Detox

Dr. Levy is a leader in safe, comfortable outpatient detoxification.

Based on medical evaluation, Dr. Levy prescribes drugs such as Suboxone/Subutex to address the physical withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and other opiates.

Detox is available for narcotic medications such as:

  • vicodin (hydrocodone)
  • norco
  • percocet (oxycodone)
  • percodan
  • oxycontin
  • morphine
  • hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • methadone
  • demerol (meperidine)
  • lorcet
  • lortab
  • tussionex (hydrocodone cough syrup)
  • codeine
  • fentanyl

and various other prescription drug addictions, as well as illegal opiates including opium and heroin.

Detox protocols are also available for:

  • sedatives/hypnotics
  • benzodiazepines
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • alcohol