Ambulatory detox is outpatient detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol and is also known as withdrawal management. This differs from medically-monitored detox, which is a residential, 24-hour supervised detox program and is more suitable for people who have a prolonged history of substance use. Ambulatory detox is appropriate for clients with a shorter history of substance use or who have used substances with less frequency or in smaller quantities, yet still experience withdrawal symptoms.
Ambulatory detox provides the flexibility for our clients to meet their work, school or family responsibilities, and some people find that continuing with their daily schedule provides stability as they receive detox treatment.
If you are unsure of what kind of detox services you require, please call our team to speak a specialist who can help you find the treatment you need.
While each substance may present with its own unique withdrawal symptoms, some common physical symptoms are:
Detoxing also comes with psychological and emotional challenges. Some of the psychological withdrawal symptoms may include:
Intake: Our intake process includes evaluation, diagnosis and assessment of treatment needs and may include a physical examination and laboratory testing if necessary for treatment.
Observation: The clinical team monitors the client’s course of withdrawal to ensure safety during the detoxification process.
Medication Services: An addiction-certified physician will oversee the prescription and administration of appropriate medication, as well as the assessment of any side effects and results of that medication.
Treatment Program: Clients will be encouraged to attend small educational groups that address addiction, coping skills, symptom management and learning about community resources.
Discharge Planning: Following stabilization, our specialists will prepare the client for referral into another level of care or re-entry into the community and address any special needs related to community treatment, housing and human services.
Continuing Treatment at Pyramid Healthcare in Dayton: We offer 3 levels of treatment for substance use disorders, mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP), is designed to stabilize more severe substance use disorders. We also offer intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), as well as outpatient treatment to support those in long-term recovery. We offer psychiatric services, medication management, comprehensive case management to connect our clients to community resources and more to help our clients reach sustained recovery.
In Ohio, we accept Medicaid, CareSource, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Buckeye Community Health Plan, United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerihealth Caritas, Humana Healthy Horizons in Ohio, most commercial insurance and self-pay.
Our admissions team is available to help. Contact us or call (937) 637-1860.