Almost one in seven Americans – a total of 21 million people in the United States – struggles with a form of substance abuse or addiction. Fighting substance abuse is especially problematic as both the mind and the body turn against the person. For many Americans, the solution may be an ambulatory detox program.

What is Ambulatory Detox?

Ambulatory detox is an outpatient program where individuals abstain from alcohol and drugs to flush out all traces of harmful substances from their bodies. This program typically includes medical treatment to reduce the effects that withdrawal can have on the body. Additionally, patients begin to receive therapy as they transition from detox to recovery treatment. Therapy helps patients understand the roots of their addiction problems and how they can overcome them.

As ambulatory detox is an outpatient program, this option is best for patients that have a strong support system. An individual that can rely on friends or family will have the highest chance of success. Ambulatory detox is also a great, cost-effective choice for those who can’t afford inpatient programs.

What to Expect from Ambulatory Detox?

Individuals enrolled in ambulatory detox will attend a rehab facility during the day. The patient receives medical treatment, monitoring, and any forms of therapy or counseling that are right for them. In the evenings, the patient can return home. This allows the individual to spend time with their loved ones in the evenings and adjust to a routine of living a sober life at home. Patients are taught tactics to avoid temptation in their regular life. Some family members may choose to participate in group counseling sessions to learn how to help support someone through their addiction recovery journey.

Enroll in an Ambulatory Detox Program with The Bergand Group

Individuals battling alcohol or substance abuse addiction can enroll in an ambulatory detox program with the Bergand Group. Patients have access to a fully qualified and trained medical staff that will guide them through the detoxification process. Individuals then get to immediately start practicing the coping tactics they learn in the program in their home life. Get the best of both worlds by receiving medical help and the comfort of family life every evening. Call for a consultation today to find out if an ambulatory detox program is the right choice for you.

About The Bergand Group

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.