Inpatient detoxification is suggested when an individual is withdrawing from drugs or alcohol because there may be risks involved. While in an inpatient detoxification setting in Acequia patients are closely watched for withdrawal symptoms that may cause health risks or even death in more serious cases. Someone suffering with alcoholism for instance would need to be closely monitored and possibly given specific prescription drugs which works to prevent delirium tremens and seizures. Prescription benzodiazepine withdrawal is another type of drug that may bring about very similar withdrawal effects, and nurses and doctors in the inpatient detox center would ensure their safety.
There isn't an exact practice for each client in detoxification, because of the unique health differences that each individual presents when entering the detoxification facility. Someone who is otherwise in good health may be in detox for 3 or 4 days and be released without much medical intervention, while another patient may need to have comprehensive treatment and medical intervention for a couple weeks. Health safety is of the greatest concern, as well as a transition to a rehabilitation facility for patients who need to take part in an actual drug and alcohol recovery program once detox is finished. Many detox facilities collaborate with drug rehabilitation facilities to make this transition possible, since detoxification is merely the first step in a much more comprehensive recovery plan for people in recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Acequia, ID