Outpatient Opiate Detox
Opiate withdrawal and detox is widely known to be very uncomfortable and difficult if attempted without skilled medical intervention. Highly specialized options have been developed for comfortable opiate detox, including the use of Buprenorphine (Subutex/ Suboxone) and Naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol). The use of these and other medications greatly reduces the intensity of opiate withdrawal symptoms. Most patients can continue working full time while undergoing this process, due to the stability and comfort achieved. Outpatient opiate detox costs just a fraction of what an inpatient detox would cost, with additional savings coming from very little to no opportunity cost from missed work time.
The slower and more methodical detox pace follows the body’s natural physiology, which is much safer than a rushed 5 to 7 day detox. Post-acute opiate withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) and managed promptly and effectively, which further improves comfort and reduces relapse rates. This is in stark contrast to inpatient facilities, where patients have already been discharged before post-acute withdrawal symptoms develop, leaving them no recourse with how to effectively deal with them. Many individuals that have just been through an inpatient detox come to the Delray Center due to the debilitating post-acute withdrawal symptoms they are still experiencing. Symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, pain, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, and muscle spasms are directly screened for and managed effectively. A detox is not considered complete until all of the withdrawal and post-acute withdrawal symptoms are fully resolved.
Outpatient opiate detox is frequently performed for patients coming off of oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone (Dilaudid), methadone, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq), meperidine (Demerol ), nalbuphine (Nubain), tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet), buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex, Suboxone) and codeine. Appointments are available at convenient times both before and after common working hours, so you can undergo outpatient opiate detox without missing work. The downtown Delray Beach location is convenient and very easily accessed by patients living in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, and West Palm Beach. Due to the limited availability of such specialized outpatient detox services in the State of Florida, many clients come from Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Melbourne, Stuart, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, and the Florida Keys. Some patients have even come from as far as New York City, Bermuda and Bali, Indonesia.