Inpatient detoxification is suggested when a person is withdrawing from drugs or alcohol because there may be risks involved. In an inpatient detoxification setting in Atlanta clients are closely checked for symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal that could cause health complications or even death in more serious cases. Someone suffering with alcoholism for example will need to be observed closely and probably given specific prescription medications which works to prevent seizures and delirium tremens. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is another type of drug that could cause very similar withdrawal symptoms, and doctors and medical staff in an inpatient detoxification facility would keep them safe.
There isn't an exact practice for each patient in detox, because of the unique differences that each person exhibits when entering detox. Someone who is basically physically and mentally healthy may be in detox for 3 or 4 days and be released without much intervention, while a different patient may need intensive oversight and medical intervention for a couple weeks. Safety is of the highest concern, and also a transition to a rehabilitation facility for patients who need to take part in an actual drug and alcohol rehab facility once detox is complete. Most detoxification facilities work with drug rehab facilities to make this transition possible, due to the fact that detox is merely the first step in an overall treatment plan for recovering addicts.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Atlanta, ID