Ambulatory Detoxification can help patients in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, opiate (pain pills and heroin) withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal. This is the first stage in a continuum of substance-abuse treatment that eventually leads to recovery. Ambulatory detoxification is an outpatient service that uses regularly agreed department approved medication in association with supportive counseling and other essential support and referral services for persons who are dependent upon substances and in order to support individuals to securely withdraw from the substances on which they are reliant on.
Formerly detoxification was only offered in an inpatient setting in which patients were required to stay at a facility up to 9 days. Rather than that a new form and method of treatment has come into existence in the area of addiction medicine i.e. Medically Monitored Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detox. For this patients usually need to stay at the facility during day time and can return back to home in the evening time or night. As Compared to Inpatient Detoxification model, this model can effectively deliver better outcomes with noteworthy reduction in costs which seriously progresses and proves beneficial to the patients. In Inpatient Detoxification, patients are not in real life interaction, while Ambulatory Detoxification model focuses on patients to stay and be comfortable in home environment. Compared to Inpatient Detoxification, Ambulatory detox model allows patients to stay in touch with society, children, friends, etc. It allows modified medication titration for luxury and ease to the patients.
The main advantage of Ambulatory Detox is that the patients learn to get over with their inhibition and puts themselves to home environment in real time and make progress to stay sober in their living
atmosphere. Ambulatory Detox also allows clients to be in touch with work, society, school and family while experiencing the detoxification process.
In these lines, Center for Network Therapy, Recovery CNT, the first facility in New Jersey provides Ambulatory Detoxification services some of which are detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiate detoxification. All detox-related medications like Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Librium, Valium etc. are provided by CNT at no cost to the clients. CNT accepts individuals in severe alcohol withdrawal, opiate withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal. Length of stay is around 7 to 14 days, but the client can go home each night.
The Ambulatory Detox program is structured and planned and clients are at the facility from 9 am to 5 and 9 am to 4 pm on weekends and holidays. Group and individual treatment forms a part of everyday programming. Due to superior and high quality treatment provided by CNT with the help of experienced nurses and physicians, Dr. Cidambi and her clinical team have been able to successfully detox over 600 patients in nearly three years.