What to Expect in Medical Detox at River Oaks
When a person is dependent on a substance like alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines and tries to quit or significantly decrease the amount they use, the body goes through withdrawal as it adjusts to not having as much of the substance as it is used to having.1 This can be physically and psychologically distressing and for some, even dangerous.
Medical detox is a form of treatment that provides:1
- Attentive care at all hours.
- Support from addiction specialists.
- Medications, in some cases, to help manage withdrawal symptoms.
This level of care helps make the withdrawal process more comfortable and as safe as possible.
When you enter River Oaks for drug and alcohol detox, you will be evaluated by a team of medical professionals. As a part of this evaluation, our team will determine what medications to administer (prescription and/or over-the-counter) to help manage and ease your acute withdrawal symptoms. As your detox progresses, the treatment team may adjust your medication regimen as needed.2
Our medical detox program in Riverview, Florida near Tampa may offer a long-acting benzodiazepine like Ativan to help patients experiencing withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines. For patients withdrawing from opioids, we use buprenorphine tablets or buprenorphine-naloxone films.
During your stay, you will be monitored 24/7 by our nursing staff. Beds in our detox program are equipped with the EarlySense™ patient monitoring system. This state-of-the-art technology uses noninvasive sensors beneath each mattress to provide our medical team with real-time data on your vital signs.
If your vitals are irregular, the medical team is notified promptly and can respond proactively. This allows us to provide the highest level of care and helps increase the safety of the withdrawal process.
Beginning right away, you may participate in our inpatient addiction treatment program, which includes groups and recovery-related activities (unless you are not feeling physically ready).
How Long Is Medical Detox for Drugs & Alcohol?
The length of medical detox for drugs and alcohol varies for each patient and depends on the:1
- Type of substance use.
- Duration of substance use.
- Amount of substance use.
The average length of a medical detox stay at our Riverview, FL detox facility is 3-7 days. However, some people who want to detox may need little more than a week-long detox program while other people, such as those who in withdrawal after long-term benzodiazepine or sedative use, may need 30-day inpatient rehab programs, or 2-3 month addiction treatment plans.
What Happens After Medical Detox?
After medical detox, patients are encouraged to continue treatment.3 Our inpatient rehab facility in Riverview, Florida offers a full continuum of care with several different types of addiction treatment.
When you’re in detox, your treatment team will work with you to determine your next steps and evaluate whether an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program or an outpatient addiction treatment program is a better fit for you. We make the transition process seamless by offering both inpatient and outpatient programs at our Riverview, Florida addiction treatment center.
For many people, inpatient treatment is an appropriate next step after detox. It provides a safe living environment and offers daily group therapy.
Some people may choose to transition directly to outpatient treatment after detox. The difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab is that outpatient programs allow the person to live at home or in a sober living facility and travel to the treatment facility for treatment.
Our drug and alcohol rehab facility near Tampa offers the following levels of outpatient treatment:
- The partial hospitalization rehab program involves 4-6 hours of treatment each day, 5 days per week.
- Intensive outpatient addiction rehab provides at least 3 hours of treatment, 3 or more days per week.
You may choose to move through multiple levels of care during addiction treatment, and the length of time spent in treatment after detox varies depending on you and your needs.3
Average Daily Schedule for Medical Detox
Does Health Insurance Cover Medical Detox in Florida?
River Oaks Treatment Center is in-network with several different insurance companies in and around the Tampa area, including:
To find out more about the cost of treatment and to see your insurance coverage for addiction treatment in Florida, simply fill out our secure .
Admissions navigators are also available to answer any questions you may have. Call for more information about using your health insurance to pay for treatment.
How to Pay for Medical Detox Without Health Insurance
If you do not have health insurance, there are other ways to pay for addiction treatment without health insurance. Our caring team will work with you to determine the right payment method.
Financing and flexible payment options are available for a range of income and credit scores. You may choose to use a combination of options to pay for treatment.
Why Choose River Oaks Treatment Center for Medical Detox?
Some of the amenities at the facility include:
- Outdoor recreational areas offering activities like tennis, cornhole, and softball.
- Indoor recreational areas offering activities like arts and crafts and puzzles.
- Community spaces.
- Access to a gym and fitness center.
- Nutritious, chef-prepared meals.
- Mindfulness spaces.
- Biofeedback chair.
Specialized treatment groups are also available for:
These groups create a safe space to connect with others and address the specific needs of each community.
Advantages of AAC Treatment Centers
American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading national provider of addiction treatment. AAC operates in several different locations throughout the United States, including River Oaks Treatment Center near Tampa, Florida.
AAC specializes in providing evidence-based treatments for addiction. We are so confident in our approach that we offer a 90-Day Brand Promise. If you experience a relapse after attending 90 consecutive days of treatment at an AAC facility, you may be welcome back for a complimentary 30 days of treatment at River Oaks or another AAC facility.
The road to recovery starts with making the decision to get help. Even though the road can be difficult, you don’t have to do it alone. Start the admissions process today with the help of a compassionate admissions navigator.
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