Inpatient detoxification is essential when someone is withdrawing from drugs or alcohol because there may be risks involved. In an inpatient detoxification setting in Providence clients can be closely observed for symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal which could cause health complications or even death in more serious cases. Someone suffering with alcoholism for instance may need to be observed closely and likely administered certain medications that works to prevent seizures and delirium tremens. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is another type of drug that may bring about very similar symptoms, and nurses and doctors in the inpatient detox center will ensure their safety.
There is not an exact process for each individual in detoxification, because of the unique health differences that each patient exhibits when arriving to the detoxification facility. Someone who is otherwise in good health may be in detox for 4 or 5 days and be discharged without much medical intervention, while a different patient may need to have intensive treatment and intervention for 7 to 10 days or more. Health safety is of the utmost concern, and also a transition to a rehab program for patients who need to attend an actual drug and alcohol treatment center once detoxification is complete. Most detox facilities collaborate with drug treatment facilities to make this transition possible, since detox is only the first step in an overall recovery plan for recovering addicts.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Providence, RI