Step l, Outpatient Home Medical Detox
Medical Detox is the first and probably hardest step in addiction treatment. Tragically, real and perceived fears of withdrawal often based on previous attempts to stop abusing keep people from getting the help they need.
During detox, drugs and alcohol are cleared from the body, and this may be associated with painful withdrawal symptoms that if untreated can quickly lead to relapse. 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’s patients are safely and comfortable medically detoxed under his direct supervision as outpatients in their home with additional care provided in the privacy of his medical office if needed.
He 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.