What Is Medical Detox?
A medical detox program allows you to go through withdrawal under the care of medical professionals who know how to safely relieve your symptoms and keep you comfortable.1
A complete medical detoxification program includes 3 essential elements:1
- Patient preparation and entry into further treatment
When you first enter the detox program at our inpatient rehab facility in Hollywood, FL, our medical team performs an evaluation to assess the expected severity of your withdrawal and determine how best to stabilize you during the process.
Our clinical team reassesses you multiple times throughout the detox stabilization process to ensure your condition is improving as swiftly and that you are feeling well enough to participate in therapy. Adjustments in the treatment course are made whenever necessary.
At our detox facility in Florida, you receive 24/7 care. This entails:
- Regular nursing care. Nurses make rounds every 15 minutes to monitor patients and assess their comfort level.
- Medication is administered, if needed, to safely ease withdrawal symptoms.
- Continuous monitoring. At our Hollywood rehab facility, all detox beds are fitted with EarlySense™ technology, a noninvasive patient monitoring system that uses sensors beneath the mattress to continuously check vital signs and alert staff of any irregularities.
Most patients begin inpatient addiction treatment, such as group and individual counseling, right away unless medically prevented from doing so. Recovery First’s evidence-based programming teaches you the skills needed to avoid future relapse. You will practice and strengthen these new skills in the coming phases of treatment.
While detox is a necessary first step for many, most people require continued treatment to achieve long-term recovery.3 At Recovery First, we offer many forms of treatment for you to explore once you’ve completed detox.
What Happens in Rehab After Medical Detox?
Medical detox is a short-term medical intervention that primarily confronts the physiological and not the psychological and social aspects of substance use disorders (SUDs). Continued treatment in rehab will help you address the thought and behavioral patterns that lead you to drink or use drugs.3
There are several levels of rehab offered by Recovery First. These include:
- Inpatient addiction treatment, where patients stay at the facility, benefiting from constant supervision, a structured routine, and the enviable amenities provided in our beautiful South Florida facility.
- The partial hospitalization program (PHP), a type of outpatient rehab program where patients visit the facility 5-7 days a week for 5-6 hours at a time.
- The intensive outpatient rehab program (IOP), in which 3-hour sessions are conducted 3-5 evenings per week.
The ideal type and duration of addiction treatment (short-term rehab programs, month-long addiction treatment programs, or long-term, combined inpatient & outpatient rehab paths) may vary based on your individual needs.3 Many patients choose to move through multiple levels of addiction treatment.4
The detox program is simply the first step in a broad continuum of care provided by Recovery First, which includes rehabilitation treatment as well as rehab aftercare planning and an active alumni program that keeps you connected with your peers after you leave the program.
Average Daily Schedule in Medical Detox at Recovery First
Does Health Insurance in Florida Cover Medical Detox?
When using insurance to cover addiction treatment, it’s important to go through a facility that is within your insurer’s care network to keep out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Recovery First near Miami, Florida, is in-network with many major insurance companies such as:
Check your insurance coverage at Recovery First by completing and submitting the confidential or by calling an admissions navigator at . Admissions navigators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide detailed information about your coverage and how it may be used at Recovery First.
How to Pay for Medical Detox Without Health Insurance
Sadly, many Americans don’t get the help they need because they are uninsured.10 If you don’t have health insurance or you only have minimal coverage, there are still ways to pay for rehab that can make costs more manageable. Recovery First also offers financing options to those in need. Complete the questionnaire below to see if you qualify.
Why Choose the Medical Detox Program at Recovery First?
Recovery First’s well-rounded program also utilizes alternative therapies that include:
- Art therapy.
- Music therapy.
- Meditation/mindfulness therapy.
- Writing and recovery.
- Recreational therapy.
- Spirituality group therapy.
- Family therapy.
Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), you can put your trust in our program.
Advantages of American Addiction Centers (AAC)
Recovery First Treatment Center, located in Hollywood, FL, is one of many rehab centers in the U.S. operated by AAC. All AAC facilities stand behind the 90-Day Brand Promise, which guarantees that if you suffer a relapse after completing 90 consecutive days at Recovery First, you may qualify to return to our Hollywood treatment facility or to another AAC facility for a complimentary 30-days of treatment.
Don’t let the fear of withdrawal keep you from living the life you want. You can safely detox under the care of compassionate medical professionals. Please reach out and start the admissions process today.
Guided Recovery by an Exceptional Medical Team
During detox, our caring nurses and doctors provide 24/7 medical oversight to ensure you remain as comfortable and safe as possible. You get a team with years of experience working with substance use disorders and mental health.
Get Admitted Today
Admissions navigators at Recovery First are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have, verify your insurance benefits, and help you find the right treatment program for your needs.
Easily Transition to Treatment
All levels of care are available at our Florida rehab facility, making it easy to transition from the medical detox program to the next level of care that's right for you.
Stay Connected Throughout Recovery
We offer a wide-range of activities through our robust alumni program to keep you connected to your peers. Join weekly meetings, monthly events, and keep in touch with other alumni using our recovery app.
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