Medically Supervised Detox

medically supervised detox

Before the inner work of recovery can begin, all traces of drugs and alcohol must be removed from one’s system. The Augustine offers a medically supervised detox experience that is safe and comfortable.

A Safe, Comfortable Detox Experience

At The Augustine, we focus on eliminating toxic substances from the body and managing withdrawal symptoms in the process. Depending on the types of substances used, there are many different protocols and medications that may help each resident to safely undergo medically supervised detox.

Our knowledgeable, compassionate staff is ready to help you to overcome addiction in all its forms – physical, mental, and spiritual. Our team consists of a full-time addictionologist, as well as nursing staff who are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With ongoing medical supervision, our residents have a comfortable detox experience and attain better outcomes.

The Benefits of Medically Supervised Detox

Some people may think that they can quit using drugs or alcohol “cold turkey” in the privacy of their own home. Not only is this unlikely to work, but it can actually be dangerous. At-home detox can result in medical emergencies, especially for those who misused alcohol, barbiturates, or benzodiazepines.

The severity of withdrawal symptoms may vary based on…

  • How long a person has used the substance
  • Their typical dosage (how heavy their usage was)
  • How frequently they drank or used
  • Medical and mental health history
  • Polysubstance abuse (using multiple substances)
  • Age, gender, and body weight

In a medically supervised detox setting, clinicians will manage withdrawal symptoms for a safer, more comfortable experience. Residents in these programs are more likely to complete detox than those who attempt to quit on their own.

Medically Supervised Detox in Florida

After detox has concluded, clients will join our long-term recovery program. The Augustine doesn’t just get you to a place of sobriety – we teach our residents to become fully realized, authentic people with the life skills to find success in recovery.

We provide a safe, supportive environment to create lasting change. To learn more about our medically supervised detox program in Florida, please contact us today.

 

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