Inpatient detoxification is vital when a person is withdrawing from drugs or alcohol due to the fact that withdrawal can be dangerous. While in an inpatient detoxification setting in Smithfield patients are closely monitored for symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal that may cause health risks or even death in more severe cases. a person with alcoholism for instance will need to be closely monitored and probably administered specific medications that works to prevent seizures and delirium tremens. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is another example that may bring about very similar withdrawal symptoms, and doctors and medical staff in an inpatient detox center can ensure their safety.
There isn't an exact practice for each client in detoxification, because of the unique differences that each patient presents when entering the detoxification facility. Someone who is otherwise physically and mentally healthy may undergo detox for 3 or 4 days and be discharged without much medical intervention, while another patient may need intensive care and intervention for 7 to 10 days or more. Medical safety is of the utmost concern, as well as a transition to treatment for clients who need to attend an actual substance abuse rehab facility once detoxification is complete. Many detox facilities work with drug rehabilitation programs 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 Treatment Programs offering this service near Smithfield, RI