Safe, comfortable, effective detox
Detoxification is the first phase of outpatient treatment at Kolmac. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and effective detox experience that prepares you for the next step in your outpatient treatment.
How detox at Kolmac works
Patients who come to us for detox are asked to stop using the night before their appointment, and can expect to remain in our center for four to eight hours.
Using substances on the day you come in can delay detoxification.
Expert staff, caring symptom management
When you arrive at your local Kolmac center, a detoxification nurse and a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioners will work with you to help you manage withdrawal symptoms.
Our experts use the latest, most effective medications with the lowest levels of side effects for each substance. With your participation and input, your providers will individualize your medication dose to relieve your symptoms without giving you more than you need.
After our staff determines that you are stable to go home, you’ll receive a small supply of medication to get you through to your appointment the following day. For longer withdrawal cases, we will provide appropriate prescriptions.
Advantages to outpatient detox
Outpatient detoxification at Kolmac has several benefits:
- No waiting. Our medical staff sees you quickly, rather than leaving you sitting in the hospital emergency room or waiting for transfer.
- More intensive. Our medical staff sees you every hour, compared to every two to three hours or more on a hospital floor.
- Tapering at your pace. Hospitals feel pressured to discharge patients quickly, leading to the possibility of a hurried detoxification. Our staff gradually tapers detox medication and manages protracted withdrawal symptoms for as long as necessary.
Compassionate, professionally managed care
Don’t let the fear of detox keep you from getting help. Contact us to begin treatment.
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