Detoxification – Medical Model

  • Medical detoxification treatment is for persons experiencing acute problems related to withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs with immediate assessment, diagnosis and medically assisted detoxification and medical treatment for other acute illness. Alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be serious and even life-threatening and must be medically detoxified. 
  • Other drugs are not as dangerous to stop without medical help; however, the withdrawal is so severe that patients are not likely to succeed without the control of medical detoxification. Detoxification helps ease the drugs out of the patient’s system while providing education and guidance to the patient.