Detoxification

Inpatient and outpatient detox treatment for addiction

Detoxification, or detox, is an important part of addiction treatment. During detox, our experts help you deal with the physical and emotional effects of addiction, also known as substance-use disorder, by treating the immediate symptoms of withdrawal that may come with quitting an addictive substance such as alcohol, opioids, or other drugs.

For an addiction assessment appointment, contact us:
  • Southeast Michigan: (248) 661-6100 or complete this form
  • South Central Michigan: (800) 531-3728
Virtual Care Available

Henry Ford Maplegrove Center now offers the full scope of outpatient addiction treatment in a virtual setting using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Inpatient detox

Many patients require medical supervision in a residential (inpatient) setting to safely detox. Our addiction team offers residential detox services at Henry Ford Allegiance Addiction Recovery Center in Jackson and Henry Ford Maplegrove Center in West Bloomfield. We may recommend residential detox for you if:

  • You need medical supervision to safely detox
  • You have not been able to successfully interrupt your substance use while in an outpatient program
  • You’re not able to travel to one of our outpatient detox locations on a daily basis
  • Your home environment isn’t suitable for outpatient detox (e.g., other drug users at home, etc.)
  • You have additional medical conditions that need to be monitored, such as high blood pressure
  • You’re currently being treated for additional behavioral health disorders, such as depression

Learn more about our residential addiction care.

Outpatient detox

You may be a candidate for outpatient detox if you are able to stop using alcohol or drugs on your own, and our addiction physician agrees that you can safely complete detox in an outpatient setting. We offer outpatient detox services at the following locations:

During outpatient detox you can expect to:

  • Start medication that safely manages your withdrawal symptoms. The medication does not cause addiction and is only used until the detoxification has been completed.
  • Be examined and monitored by addiction board-certified physicians who will oversee your medical safety
  • Continue your daily routines at home, work or school
  • Participate in a plan for regular counseling, which may include an intensive outpatient program

Our addiction team offers detox services to teens on an outpatient basis only, due to the need for family involvement in care. For adults, outpatient detox may be an appropriate choice if:

  • You’re in relatively good health
  • You can’t afford inpatient detox
  • You have a strong support system at home

Learn more about outpatient addiction treatment and our Intensive Outpatient Program.

Medication-assisted treatment

Your detox care likely will include medication-assisted treatment, also known as MAT. Medication-assisted treatment can help you detox more safely and minimize the risk of serious complications during treatment.

Learn more about medication-assisted treatment.

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