A substance abuse detox assessment is a crucial and necessary part of any addiction treatment program that is offered by a residential or day care type rehab or treatment center.
The facilities and personnel to oversee such an assessment should be a vital part of any research that is done prior to treatment being sought.
The terms of substance abuse is nowadays pretty much applied lightly to any type of addiction of a substance that could be termed mood altering, and normally applies to alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, glue sniffing etc.
The need for a detox, a medical detox, for anyone who has had a serious problem with alcoholism or alcohol addiction and/or narcotics or prescription drugs is something that needs to be assessed properly for each individual on a personal and holistic basis.
A medical detox for someone who has a drink or a drug problem is important because the withdrawal affects for both these sections can be serious and in some cases life-threatening.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE DETOX
Someone is entering a residential rehab or treatment center for treatment for substance abuse, then at point of entry the rehab should perform an assessment to see if a medical detox is needed.
The rehab or treatment center may have the clinical facilities and clinical staff available itself to oversee the assessment, and oversee the medical detox if needed.
Sometimes a rehab does not have such facilities or staff itself, but will use a local chemical facility such as a hospital to oversee and perform the detox on its behalf.
That is fine, but it is important when assessing what type of rehab treatment option is best suited for a particular client, that this area of a substance abuse detox is carefully considered and thought through.
Any individual entering a rehab center should be reassured that the chemical facilities that will be needed to help them through the early stages of recovery are in place, and that whatever discomfort there may be in terms of physical, mental or emotional pain will be managed in a safe and secure environment.