- Can you help me detox from all substances?
High Focus Centers is currently offering ambulatory detox to patients who are dependent on opioids such as prescription painkillers, heroin, or methadone. Individuals who are in need of a detox from alcohol or benzodiazepine medications will be recommended to another program, with the opportunity to return to High Focus Centers for treatment following their detox.
- Am I a candidate for the ambulatory detox program?
Our treatment team will consider many variables when assessing whether or not ambulatory detox is an appropriate option. Adults 18 and up are eligible for detox services; any adult who is in need of detox and withdrawal management from opioids would be a candidate. A comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment will reveal any health complications that require an inpatient referral. It is also strongly recommended that all patients have the support of a “sober treatment partner” – a family member or close friend who can communicate with our staff regarding safety and support efforts to remain abstinent. With a solid outside support system in place, chances of a successful detox and recovery are greatly improved.
- What does the admissions process look like?
When calling the High Focus Centers and selecting option #3 for ambulatory detox, callers will be connected to an intake specialist who has been trained to efficiently gather information and connect patients to the service they need. Prior to scheduling the appointment, a nurse may review the case to ensure that ambulatory detox is an appropriate option.
At the first appointment, a licensed clinician will conduct a biopsychosocial assessment to determine appropriate level of care. A registered nurse will then conduct a medical assessment to ensure that a safe detox can be completed in an outpatient setting. Lastly, our Medical Director, an ASAM-certified physician will meet with the patient and begin the detox protocol.
- What do I need to know about my first appointment?
Our model strongly encourages involvement by family or a close friend as your “sober treatment partner”. For the first appointment it is important that that person joins the patient. It is also very important that there has been no use of opioids for 18-24 hours prior to coming in. Initial doses of medication cannot be given without the presence of active withdrawal symptoms. This is for the protection and comfort of the patient.
Patients should bring in all prescribed medications, including over-the-counter medications, and a copy of any medical history and physical examinations completed (by a physician) within the last 30 days.
- What are the program hours?
- Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm
- What types of insurance is accepted?
We are in-network with every major insurance company and we will be happy to verify your benefits for you. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept Medicaid or Medicare.
Patients may wish to pay out of pocket; we can certainly discuss our charges and develop a payment plan with you prior to admission to program.
- Where is the ambulatory detox program located?
Ambulatory detox is offered at our Paramus location.