Nova Scotia Medical Detox Centers

The medical detox process is not a standard detox procedure, but rather a specialized form of detox to help patients who require medically controlled detox. Throughout Nova Scotia are some medical detox centers to help patients, and each patient will receive specialized care for his or her problem. Medical detox will begin with a doctor’s assessment to determine how severe the addiction is what the withdrawal procedure will be. Each person going through this type of treatment will be slowly tapered off of the drug they are taking, and typically other medications are given to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Each drug such as alcohol, prescription drugs, pain medications, or opiates will cause different withdrawal symptoms, some of which will require certain drugs to ensure the withdrawal symptoms are under control. The overall medical detox process will take a couple of weeks, and in some situations, this can be longer if the patient is struggling with his or her withdrawals.