What is Substance abuse detoxification?

Category: Procedures

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Substance abuse detoxification (or detox) is the initial period of medical management designed to help people who abuse alcohol or other drugs. Medications may be used to treat symptoms and prevent complications, such as seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Drug use disorder 2 1
Drug abuse 1 0
Drug dependence 1 0
Substance abuse 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Substance abuse detoxification

Side effect Patients
Aggravation 1
Drug abuse 1
Guilt related to addiction 1
Withdrawal effects 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Substance abuse detoxification.