Offered in our Brick and Bridgewater locations only

The Ambulatory Detox program is the first step in a continuum of substance-abuse treatment that ultimately leads to recovery. To provide the least restrictive treatment setting possible, patients in ambulatory detox will receive treatment during the day and spend their nights at home. We offer medically assisted detoxification which is designed to help individuals cope with withdrawal symptoms and successfully eliminate harmful substances from the body. Not only are patients given medication and support under the care of our medical team, but they also receive therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery.

Ambulatory detoxification has to been done in a safe environment where there are no substances available and where adequate supports are present throughout the process. Patients enrolled in Ambulatory detoxification are advised to do it from a safe home environment, for clients that do not have a safe home environment, we recommend that individuals pursue sober living while enrolled in our detox program. We are able to make referrals for available sober living facilities for those interested in this option.

Benefits of Ambulatory Detox:

  • Much more cost-effective than inpatient treatment
  • Allows patients to begin learning how to live sober in their familiar environment
  • Less disruptive to daily life as patients return home each day
  • Positive social supports can be maintained uninterrupted
  • Increased privacy

Our Ambulatory Detox Program aims to treat withdrawal symptoms of All SubstancesSome of these include:

  • OPIATE DETOX (Heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Morphine, Dilaudid, Methadone, and others)
  • BENZODIAZEPINE DETOX  (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and others)
  • ALCOHOL DETOX

The Ambulatory Detoxification services will consist of a medically managed, monitored and structured detoxification service provided on an outpatient, voluntary basis and delivered by a physician or other service personnel acting under the supervision of a physician. treat withdrawal symptoms for All Substances.  Some treatments include:

OPIATE WITHDRAWAL TREATMENT

  • Treatment includes supportive care and medications.
  • Medical treatment can include intervention methods such as clonidine and buprenorphine (Subutex)
  • A treatment called long-term maintenance may also be used to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptom

BENZODIAZEPINE WITHDRAWAL TREATMENT

  • Benzodiazepine treatment often varies depending on the type of drug taken, the amount of drug taken, and the time elapsed between consumption and treatment.
  • Support from family and friends is crucial during treatment from benzodiazepine addiction.
  • In general, benzodiazepines should be discontinued slowly to minimize symptoms.

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL TREATMENT

  • Alcohol withdrawal may be treated with a pharmacologic agent that exhibits cross-tolerance with alcohol. Agents that are commonly recommended include diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxeme) and phenobarbital.
  • Medications such as disulfiram (Antabuse), Naltrexone (Vivitrol, ReVia), Acamprosate (Campral), and topiramate (Topamax) are sometimes used to help a person stay sober and resist drinking urges.

Once detox is complete, we provide patients with a continuum of care to promote maintained sobriety and support.