Often, medications are used to help you through the detoxification process with minimal discomfort. The amount and kind of medication used is often dependent on when you last used drugs. As an example, the effects of heroin could last from 4 to 6 hours, but it varies based on the method of use, such as whether you used the drug by sniffing, orally, or by injection. Be sure to give the correct information to your intake team, so they will be able to determine the right treatment approach for your situation.
Truthfully answer any questions asked, so your team can come up with a practical, personalized plan of treatment for you. Often, secrecy surrounds addiction, but you need to throw the secrets aside, as you will be asked questions about:
- Drugs you take frequently or occasionally
- Dosages amounts and frequency
- Drug sources
The Intake Interview
When the facility’s team interviews regarding your use is complete, there will be a review of your mental health and medical history. Be honest because the medical team should be fully aware of any problems you are facing, so they can come up with an effective plan specifically created for your needs.
While the interviews can tell the medical providers a lot about your drug abuse and addictions, there could still be some questions left lingering. Drugs metabolize at different rates in people, and sometimes you might not recall all the details. Many drug treatment programs
will require urine and blood tests for drugs as part of your intake.
Drug tests may be susceptible, detecting drugs in your blood, saliva, or urine as many as four days after use. These tests can uncover issues you might not recall, or you may fail to disclose. These tests will give doctors the data they need for your treatment program.