Drug detox is not designed to resolve the long-standing psychological, social, and behavioarl problems associated with alcohol and drug abuse. Appropriate drug treatment after detox greately increases long-terms success.
patients with substance use disorders or acute intoxication obtain inpatient detoxification in general hospitals each year.
1. Level of intoxication and withdrawal potential
2. Medical conditions and complications
3. Emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions
4. Readiness to change
5. Continued use potential
6. Recovery / living environment
level I – D : Physician’s office, home health care agency
level II – D : day hospital service
level III . 2 – D : non-medical, residential setting
level III . 7 – D : medically – monitored, residential setting
level IV – D : medically – managed setting such as a psychiatric hospital