Quebec Conventional Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs

Conventional or traditional drug and alcohol detox programs within the province of Quebec are part of either inpatient or outpatient rehab centers. This type of detox allows the patient to stabilize themselves physically and mentally prior to any type of counseling or therapy. An addict cannot jump right into rehab without being drug free or having gone through a detox; the benefits of counseling and therapy will be wasted if the person is still under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a drug and alcohol treatment program does not have in-house detox, they may require the client be drug free for a certain amount of days before they can enter into treatment. This is done for a couple of different reasons, one to make sure the person is committed to getting better, and secondly to ensure they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol before they start therapy.