Outpatient Detox/Withdraw Symptom Management
Drug and alcohol detox, or withdraw symptom management, guides patients through their withdrawal period with medical supervision. Detox/withdraw symptom management is necessary for those who experience withdrawal symptoms when they are not using. For patients in their first step of drug and alcohol recovery, outpatient treatment programs are beneficial for their success. Our clinicians closely monitor patients during this process and ensure a safe and healthy detoxification.
Benefits of Outpatient Detox/Withdraw Symptom Management
While it fully depends on the patient’s substance abuse history, we believe there are many benefits to our outpatient detox/withdraw symptom management programs.
- Social support. Patients are provided with many support programs during their outpatient detox/withdraw symptom management. Included in these programs are family therapy and group therapy.
- Ability to work and maintain day-to-day activities. Patients often times seek anonymity during this process and outpatient detox/withdraw symptom management is an easy solution. With the ability to maintain most of their normal activities, patients are able to get the treatment they need without having to explain prolonged absences from work or school.
- Comfort of one’s own home. The recovery process can be difficult and patients enjoy the comfort of returning to their own homes at the end of the day. Patients also have the chance to implement confidence-building lessons that are learned through the recovery process.
- Contact with family and friends. Healthy relationships are vital to a successful recovery process. During the detox/withdraw symptom management period, patients may find it beneficial to be surrounded by a supportive group of loved ones and outpatient detox/withdraw symptom management makes this possible.
Sublocade, a subcutaneous Buprenorphine product, is now offered by The Bergand Group.
It “is designed to deliver buprenorphine continuously to provide sustained levels of medication throughout the month.” This once-monthly product is able to help its users, as “people treated with SUBLOCADE plus counseling were 14x more likely to achieve treatment success* compared to people treated with placebo (injection with no medication) plus counseling in a 24-week clinical study.”
Wondering what this really means? “A once-monthly injection of SUBLOCADE is administered by a healthcare provider. Medication will gradually be released into the body over time. This extended-release delivery system is designed to deliver buprenorphine at a controlled rate over a one-month period.”
How does it work? “SUBLOCADE blocked the rewarding effects of opioids. Pleasurable feelings from opioids are called rewarding effects, which can positively reinforce or increase the likelihood of continued opioid use.”
Since this should be used in conjunction with counseling, please get in touch with The Bergand Group today to see how you can benefit from sublocade and counseling!