Under his direct supervision, Dr Kittay can safely and comfortably medically detox most of his patients in their home. Additional care is provided in the privacy of his medical office.
Medical Detox is the first and probably hardest step in addiction treatment. During detox, drugs and alcohol are cleared from the body, and this may be associated with painful withdrawal symptoms that can quickly lead to relapse if not adequately treated. Due to the dangers of self-detoxification, going “cold turkey”, it is vitally important to safely monitor patients and administer medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Kittay has developed medical detox protocols to make this experience as safe and comfortable as possible. As the name implies, Medical Detox is the supervised use of medication to minimize ” dope sickness”, withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Most patients can be treated in the comfort of their home. Most of his patients do not need to be detoxed in inpatient facilities.