Why choose MD Home Detox?

The advantage of the MD Home Detox individualized concierge services is that it brings an expertly trained clinical team right into your home to monitor your progress and provide for your needs.

Detoxing at home with MD Home Detox is beneficial for someone who is concerned with confidentiality and wants to be supervised by a medical team in the safety of his or her home. Having this kind of service take place in the home allows your extended clinical team to understand your circumstances and design a roadmap to best fit your recovery. Our clients are often most comfortable at home, and so they find that detoxification at home is less stressful than it would be in an inpatient facility. There are other benefits to having a detoxification process happen in the home, as well. The MD Home Detox team (and network of referred professionals) will be able to understand your environment, including triggers for your substance use, how you interact with your family and community, and what changes will be necessary to support your short- and long-term goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will Detox Last?

The length of time depends on the substances your body has become dependent upon. When someone has become dependent on several substances at a time, it can take longer. Different body types can take more or less time as well. It can take anywhere from several days to a few weeks and you and your doctor can discuss the length of time you can expect to be detoxing.

If we have a treatment plan for the detoxification and aftercare, can we modify it as we go?

Yes, you and your extended treatment team can work together on an ongoing basis to change and modify your plans as needed. For example, some of our clients find that 12-step recovery is not for them. The MD Home Detox refers to clinicians who can utilize a multi-faceted approach.

Why should I consider detoxing at home?

Detoxing at home with MD Home Detox is beneficial for someone who is concerned with confidentiality and wants to be supervised by a medical team in the safety of his or her home. Having this kind of service take place in the home allows your extended clinical team to understand your circumstances and design a roadmap to best fit your recovery.

Is home detox safe?

Yes, MD Home Detox is a safe alternative to detoxification in an inpatient environment for many people. Our clinical team, under the Medical Doctor’s supervision, will help you decide if this is the right fit for you.

How much does it cost?

Cost can be flexible and depends on the options that you and your treatment team select for your detoxification and treatment plan. Some services are covered by many insurance plans, and we can work closely with you and your family to find the most affordable options for your short- and long-term goals.

Does Insurance cover MD Home Detox?

Some services are covered by many insurance plans, and we can work closely with you and your family to find the most affordable options for your short- and long-term goals.

What comes after the Detox?

Detoxification is an important first step toward attaining physical health after long-term substance use. Some of our clients choose to use MD Home Detox solely for the purpose of detoxification. We recommend a supportive longer-term treatment plan that includes different types of services to address the underlying reasons for substance use and to support lasting change.

Once our clients have stabilized after detoxification, they sometimes use referrals to our extended network to transition to other long-term facilities or outpatient programs. Some of our clients choose to continue to work with an extended treatment team of medical professionals, case managers, therapists and alcohol and drug abuse counselors. All of our treatment network of professionals have been trained in the practice of treating co-occurring disorders and are sometimes involved in cases for up to one year when necessary.

Does detoxing include food and nutritional planning?

Our assessment process includes an evaluation of food and dietary needs and we provide access to nutritionists for clients interested in improving their health through food planning. Some of the case managers in our network assist clients by grocery shopping and meal planning for them on a weekly or daily basis.

What happens if I change my mind about detoxing while I'm in the middle of detoxing?

Detoxification can be an uncomfortable process, and sometimes clients change their minds under the stress of withdrawal. While you are detoxing, your team will be by your side, coaching and using care, compassion and motivational interviewing strategies to support you toward your goal to detox.

What medicines will I take while I'm detoxing?

This will depend on the acuity of your detox and the substances you are removing from your system. You and your doctor will determine the right medications for you, to make you as comfortable and safe as possible. Our approach to detoxification is to ensure that you are comfortable for the duration of your detox, but are free and clear of all medications related to the detox once you have stabilized.

What are the benefits of detoxing at home?

Our clients are often most comfortable at home, and so they find that detoxification at home is less stressful than it would be in an inpatient facility. There are other benefits to having a detoxification process happen in the home, as well. The MD Home Detox team (and network of referred professionals) will be able to understand your environment, including triggers for your substance use, how you interact with your family and community, and what changes will be necessary to support your short- and long-term goals.

What will my family do while I'm detoxing?

Our assessment and screening process includes assessing how to best support your detox at home. Some home environments are conducive to having the family stay in the home. Some families prefer to stay with family, friends or at a nearby hotel while their family member is detoxing at home.

Can I work while I detox?

This is a time for you to heal so we recommend taking time off work for the duration of your detox to allow you to focus on yourself. Most of our clients take 7-14 days off work. Some clients have found it possible to do some light work from home, answering emails for example, and some have found it best to tell their employers that they are on vacation.

Will someone be with me 24 hours a day while I detox?

Yes, we will provide a nurse, or access to a recovery companion the entire time, and a Medical Doctor will visit the home once per day.

Should my house be clean of all alcohol and drugs?

We recommend having a home clean of drugs and alcohol during active detoxification, as this process is taking place in the home. Once you have stabilized, we will work with you and your family to support your plan toward achieving treatment goals. This often includes an exploration of the pros and cons of keeping substances in the home, and how it affects the overall well-being of each family member.

I still want to drink after I detox. Is that OK?

Every client has different needs. Some clients are able to drink responsibly once they have completed detoxification and some are not. You and your treatment team can discuss what will help you meet your recovery goals.

Do I see a psychiatrist while I detox?

Our Medical Doctors will work closely with any psychiatrist you currently see to ensure continuity of medication treatment while you detox. However, we believe that once your body has been stabilized, you may need a reevaluation of all your medications and a psychiatrist will be an integral part of that planning.

Should my family go to therapy or Al Anon while I detox?

It is never a bad idea for a family that has been affected by addiction to get support. We have a network of trusted professionals that we can refer to that includes Marriage and Family Therapists who can provide family counseling and connect family members with community supports if needed.

Should I be in therapy while I detox?

MD Home Detox has a referral network of Marriage and Family Therapists available if this is appropriate for your treatment plan. Our treatment team always recommends having a safe and successful detox before engaging in any kind of therapy.

Can I work out while I detox?

Once you have stabilized, you can exercise. Our concierge services can help in connecting you with personal trainers and provide transportation to and from appointments and work-out facilities if necessary.

What if I need to take pain medication while I detox from other substances?

You and your doctor can determine how this might affect the detoxification process and modify the plan if necessary.

What happens if I relapse after my detox?

MD Home Detox helps clients determine the best ways to address relapse before relapse occurs. These options might include re-engaging with a sober companion or beginning treatment with an Intensive Outpatient or Inpatient facility. Your extended treatment team will work with you to assess the reasons for relapse, and will support you in implementing plans to get you back on track.

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