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Medically Supervised Detox Facilities For Drugs, Meds Or Alcoholism In Rhode Island

Medical detox services are provided in the state of Rhode Island where addicts can be medically supervised and start a proper wean down program off of the drugs they may be taking.


Within the state of Rhode Island are few detox resources, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website do not list many medical detox programs within the state. Some facilities are available, which provide medical detox, but in some cases, a family and addict may have to search out of state for medical detox programs, and suitable help.

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Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years. He also has helped hundreds of people getting off drugs and alcohol addiction.

Will medical detox help me become completely drug free?

The main purpose of a medical detox center is to help a patient become entirely drug-free before they enter a drug rehabilitation center. If a non-addict is going through a medical detox program, it is essentially the same purpose. The methods will help a client through the withdrawals and ensure they can become completely drug-free unless they are taking medications, which are required.

According to the state of Rhode Island Department of Health, there were 314 accidental drug overdose deaths in 2018. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation and has struggled with problems connected to drugs and alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported in 2017 that there were 277 overdose deaths involving opioids. Synthetic opioids were the cause of the greatest increase. Deaths caused by heroin and prescription opioids did decline that year. In 2017 prescribing doctors gave out 51.2 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people. Since 2006 this has been the lowest rate of prescribing within the state and is lower than the national average.

Medical detox programs routinely treat people in the state who are struggling with opioid addiction. Medical detox programs also treat those who are addicted to prescription drugs. For most former addicts who have successfully completed a drug rehab center, the first step was detox. A medically supervised detox is necessary to treat people addicted to opioids. It is also an essential detox to help severe alcoholics who cannot stop drinking. Medical detox is not a replacement for treatment but is the crucial first step needed. It is not uncommon for some inpatient or outpatient drug rehab centers to provide medical detox as part of their program.

Medical detox is lifesaving because of the negative effects drugs take on the mind and body. For example, there could be alcohol and drug-related medical emergencies. When this happens, you will want health care professionals available to help. Some addicts living in Rhode Island may attempt detox at home. This is not recommended because of the danger associated with some drugs. There is also a high risk of relapse, and it will be easy to return back to using drugs again. When you fail at detox, you are more likely to use more drugs because of the failed attempt.

Alcoholics struggling with their addiction benefit from a medical detox. During a medically supervised detox process, they are given medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The medication is necessary for severe alcohol withdrawal, as it does help prevent seizures and other major complications. According to Statista in 2017, 82% of the substance abuse treatment programs in the county were outpatient centers. And roughly 5 to 7% of the programs were considered inpatient/residential detox centers. Most addicts attempt outpatient treatment before anything else. This can work for some addictions. Yet, if you have completed a medical detox, you may want to consider residential drug rehab.

Rhode Island Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Rhode Island Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Below, you will find a list of Medical Detox for Opiates, Medication and Alcohol Abuse in Rhode Island. These facilities are medically supervised but you should reconfirm with the facilities. The list maybe incomplete and if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.