What To Look For In A Detox Clinic

Alcohol and substance abuse is a global problem. It is leaving over 25 million Americans on edge. Addiction affects either directly or indirectly. When people cannot be productive, they hurt the economy. They destroy their families. They hurt future generations. That is why it is always in our best interest as a community to care for those around us.

If you are suffering from a drug dependence problem, you are encouraged to read on. If you have a person you know, it doesn’t have to be a family member, continue learning. In the end, kindly take action sooner rather than later.

Detox is one of the stages of addiction treatment. It usually follows the initial assessment of the drug user. Overcoming the drug dependence problem requires quality help.

You cannot afford to gamble on this service. Getting that assistance from the wrong people can worsen your situation. If you check into a substandard facility, the following things can happen.

You May Decide To Quit Midway

Quitting a rehab process often exposes you to further risks. If you have not fully recovered, you will most certainly relapse.

You May Not Recover In Time

The process of rehabilitation should take the shortest time possible so that you can resume normal functions. If you have a job, you should be able to return after some time. If you don’t return on time, you can lose your job, which can negatively impact your long-term sobriety.

It Might Cost You More Than You Can Afford

Checking into a bad facility translates to lost opportunity and resources. You will pay for a service that is not worth it. Eventually, you will still need a quality clinic.

Your Situation Can Worsen

For every milestone that you go down that road, the harder it gets to recover. When you check in the right clinic, you will begin that process immediately at the gate.

How Do You Separate Great From Average Detox Clinics?

We have prepared a list of eight things that you should check before making a choice.

Accreditation and Licenses to Offer the Service

Ensure that the practice is registered to provide detoxification services. State authorities register all businesses. It should also have industry accreditation. Industry approvals look at the qualifications of key staff, the facilities, and the quality of the programs.

Rehabilitation is a medical practice that requires training and experience to do it well. It also needs a multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic service. Ensure that all the necessary licenses are up to date. It is standard practice for medical practitioners to renew their accreditations and permits annually. All these should be hanging somewhere at the practice’s reception.

A Comprehensive Assessment Process

When you visit a practice, they will give you a copy of their programs before you even decide to join them. Look at the emphasis given to the assessment program. This procedure is critical. It should include blood work, physical examinations, screening of some common conditions associated with drug dependence such as HIV, mental health evaluation and so on.

A proper intake procedure should have a complete guide that tailors your need based on your situation. The only way to gather that information is only through proper assessment.

Offer Personalized Care

Despite there being four stages of rehabilitation — assessment, detox, rehabilitation, and aftercare — the whole process is dependent on your situation. Your overall conditions should determine the program that suits you best. You are likely to be ranked as follows.

  • Mild/initial stage—the withdrawal symptoms expected are mild. You can do with an outpatient detox program.
  • Medium dependence stage—the situation is serious. The expected withdrawal symptoms are slightly severe. The patient can benefit from an inpatient program.
  • Severe/critical stage—the situation is bad. There is also a possible dual diagnosis. The patient has to be admitted into the facility for close supervision.

Availability on Emergency Call

Though this is not a requirement, parse, it is still a good thing to check. Detoxification process for patients with severe symptoms is a 24-hour shift. If the practice doesn’t have that, it means it will gamble on your health. Part of the reason why you want detoxification services is that you need help. That help should be available throughout the day.

Good Transition Services

Not all rehab centers take you through the whole process. Some don’t have a detox program. They rely on alternative methods. Some collaborate with facilities that have accredited programs. If they are organized properly, they can do a great job.

However, self-contained programs are good because they only transition you from one stage to the next when they determine it is safe. Aftercare is a critical process. It determines how you hold onto the values of sobriety and freedom. Check to see if they have supportive programs including counseling.

Offer Comprehensive Services

Drug detox therapy is common in this stage of therapy. However, it is not the only option; there are other options, too. Check the exhaustiveness of the program. The methods differ, but the results should be the same. A typical boarding facility can help an addict who is struggling with drugs, alcohol or substances gain the necessary momentum that will help him or her recover.

Affordability

Always discuss your finances honestly. Overspending on a program can expose you finically to stressors that can hinder your development. Work with programs that you can comfortably afford. You can check your eligibility to pay using your health insurance.

Conclusion

A good detox program will give you the necessary head start required to pursue rehabilitation with the right mentality. Take some time to shop around. You can always give us a call at 877-978-3125, and we will be on hand to help.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

    Brandon B. Avatar
    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

    Susan C. Avatar
    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

    Susan C. Avatar
    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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