Reducing Relapse with Detoxing
First Step Recovery Center offers drug detox and alcohol detox services in an outpatient rehab program that allows patients to remain in their own homes at night. Addiction treatment medications such as Suboxone and buprenorphine are used for smoothing out unpleasant physical withdrawal symptoms, and also to prevent cravings and relapse over the longer term of treatment and during taper-off. Other medications, such as Vivitrol or naltrexone, can then be provided for craving and relapse reduction.
However, our treatment center does not offer methadone or long-term opiate-based maintenance treatment with Suboxone or buprenorphine. That approach could be appropriate for some individuals in Hesperia, Barstow, or other areas who have had multiple relapses or for whatever reason are not physically or mentally capable of embracing abstinence, but we do not offer that service here. We can, however, direct clients requiring that treatment to other appropriate sites, and we are also very capable of providing methadone and other prescription opiate detox for clients who want it.
All clients undergoing detox will be carefully monitored, and we will supervise and monitor the administration of each patient’s prescribed medications in Victorville and surrounding areas. After the initial induction phase is complete, we encourage our clients to designate a responsible support person to hold, dispense, and safely and securely store their detox medications after they are both fully instructed and trained by our staff.