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.
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)
- percocet (oxycodone)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- demerol (meperidine)
- tussionex (hydrocodone cough syrup)
and various other prescription drug addictions, as well as illegal opiates including opium and heroin.
Detox protocols are also available for: