The first stage in successful treatment from alcohol and drug addiction is to safely manage the acute physical withdrawal symptoms most patients experience when abruptly stopping long-term substance use. Each client undergoes a medical assessment upon admission to determine overall health, in addition to pinpointing whether the patient is in need of medically managed detoxification. The assessment includes blood and urine screenings, medical and psychological assessments, as well as specifics regarding the client’s medical history.
During the medically supervised detoxification phase of recovery, the stabilization of other identified co-occurring health conditions is also addressed. These may include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Co-occurring mental disorders
This holistic approach to medically supervised detoxification and stabilization ensures that patient’s comfort and wellbeing are taken into consideration at all times.