For those struggling with opioid addiction, High Focus Centers offers an outpatient detoxification program, clinically known as ambulatory detox. This program is part of our Substance Abuse Treatment Continuum, which now includes comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment services.

What is Outpatient Detox?

The ambulatory detox program at High Focus Centers is a medically managed, safe alternative to inpatient detox where patients are able to receive treatment during the day and go home at night. A multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals manage opioid withdrawal symptoms to keep patients feeling comfortable, while our team of licensed clinicians provides education and therapy to address the psychology of addiction.

Why Outpatient Instead of Inpatient Detox?

Opioid detox protocol is the same in outpatient and inpatient setting, and both are effective methods. Individuals who are experiencing acute symptoms of opioid withdrawal sometimes face barriers which can get in the way of a successful detox in an inpatient setting. For example, it’s much easier to continue with work, school, and other responsibilities in an outpatient setting rather than inpatient. On the other hand, some people may have too many temptations at home and may prefer a more restrictive environment.

Another reason individuals may choose outpatient detox is cost. For patients who wish to pay out of pocket, outpatient detox is more cost-effective. However, High Focus Centers is in-network with every major insurance company.

What Services are Available?

Patients in our outpatient detox program are medically monitored and receive clinical treatment services during the day, but are able to return home to their families in the evening. Typically, they receive up to 10 hours of treatment per day, Monday through Friday, and up to five hours of treatment on the weekends.

Services offered include:

  • Holistic approach emphasizing emotional healing and physical comfort
  • Multiple modalities including yoga, art therapy, aroma therapy, and pet therapy
  • Expert medical staff including board-certified ASAM physician, psychiatrists, and experienced nursing staff
  • Licensed clinical staff providing therapeutic interventions
  • Weekly family sessions
  • Complementary lunch
  • Wi-Fi and laptop/mobile device access as deemed appropriate

High Focus Centers offers outpatient detox services at our Paramus location. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about this type of opiate detoxification, visit our FAQs page or contact our admissions department.

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