Texas Star provides medical detoxification (commonly referred to as “detox”) to help an individual avoid potential health complications and alleviate withdrawal discomfort.
Prolonged substance abuse can result in a physical addiction prone to serious or life-threatening medical complications. The process of toxins leaving the body may also create intense discomfort and is often cited as a reason for not quitting.
The use of medications, 24-hour nursing supervision and a hospital-based setting are three key components to Texas Star’s detox program. The patient sees a physician on a daily basis and is closely monitored as a precautionary measure. The typical duration of detox is 3-5 days.
- Four dedicated physicians with specialties in addiction and/or psychiatry
- Daily individual sessions with a physician
- 24/7 nursing
- Physician directed medication management
- Ability to manage medically complex patients, including wound care
- Direct transfers from acute medical facilities
- Access to physical therapy and occupational therapy as needed
- Neuropsychiatric evaluations as needed
- Wheelchairs and walkers provided for safety
Suboxone For Opiate Withdrawal
Texas Star Recovery’s opiate detoxification component is focused on medically safe, effective detoxification in a supportive environment. The medical director and attending physicians are licensed buprenorphine (www.suboxone.com) providers for opiate dependency treatment.
The use of suboxone is based on a case-by-case review. Special care is taken to minimize patient discomfort and, if used correctly, suboxone serves as a “soft landing” for those experiencing opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Our medically supervised outpatient detoxification program provides safe, effective and comfortable withdrawal and stabilization services for clients physically dependent upon opiates, alcohol and other drugs. The intent is to provide treatment in the least restrictive setting possible based upon patient acuity. Clients will receive additional support services in the form of relapse prevention therapy and facilitation of outside service connections as deemed appropriate.
Patients can expect:
- Two to three week detox protocol based on individual needs/recommendations by physician
- Four to five MD and RN visits the first week and one to two thereafter
- Relapse Prevention Groups each visit and aftercare recommendations