Detox level of care typically happened in a three phase approach: Evaluation, stabilization, and entry.
Evaluation: in which medical and mental health providers assess medical and mental health issues. Doctors will issue medical screenings, blood tests, urine drug screens to assess medical condition. A full and thorough drug, medical, and psychiatric history will be evaluated.
Stabilization: the goal of stabilization is to limit harms to the patient. The medical doctor will assess and prescribed medications to assist in reducing withdrawal potentiation.
Entry: in this final phase the doctor will familiarize the patient to the treatment program, review expectations and the treatment process.
Detoxing from substances typically takes weeks or sometimes months to manage withdrawal complications depending on a number of factors:
Types of substances used
Duration of use
Severity of use
Method of use
Amount of use in one sitting
Mental health conditions