Outpatient Detox

Addiction Medicine & Mental Health located in Catonsville, MD

Outpatient Detox

An outpatient detox program allows you to safely withdraw from addictive substances in a supportive and medically supervised environment. Addiction medicine specialist Grace Agboh, NP, offers outpatient detox programs at EsiaCare in Parkville, Maryland. In-person visits, telehealth care, and extended hours ensure flexibility throughout treatment. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Outpatient Detox Q&A

What is outpatient detox?

During outpatient detox, you receive treatment for substance withdrawal symptoms while staying at your own home or in a supportive environment. This step in recovery allows your body to process addictive substances under safe supervision. It minimizes the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms and ensures your physical well-being.

Unlike inpatient detox, where you stay at a specialized facility overnight, outpatient detox allows you to attend regular treatment sessions and medical check-ups while continuing your daily activities.

This type of detox is usually suitable for people with reliable support systems or mild withdrawal symptoms that don’t require round-the-clock care.

How is outpatient detox different from inpatient detox?

Outpatient and inpatient detox centers share the goal of helping patients wean off addictive substances safely, but they use different approaches. 

While outpatient programs provide flexibility so you can meet personal, work, and school obligations, inpatient care requires 24/7 supervision. You stay in a third-party facility during treatment to ensure controlled monitoring. EsiaCare may refer you to an inpatient detox facility if you:

  • Experience severe withdrawal symptoms
  • Demonstrate safety concerns
  • Lack a reliable support system
  • Are exposed to triggers and temptations at home

Your provider can make the appropriate recommendation based on your specific needs and circumstances.

Who benefits from outpatient detox?

Many people struggling with addiction and substance use disorders can benefit from outpatient detox, including those who:

  • Have manageable withdrawal symptoms without the need for 24-hour supervision
  • Live in a safe and supportive environment
  • Can manage family or work responsibilities during detox
  • Have already completed an inpatient program
  • Lack the financial resources for inpatient care

After a complete mental health evaluation, your EsiaCare provider can determine whether you meet the criteria for outpatient detox.

I’m entering outpatient detox. What can I expect?

EsiaCare’s experienced providers consider your medical history, substance use, environment, and many other factors to develop your personalized detox plan. The types of substances used can significantly affect the initial withdrawal process. 

Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance. Common substances addressed in outpatient detox include:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids
  • Stimulants
  • Benzodiazepines

Since the practice provides care on an outpatient basis, they may schedule routine telehealth appointments and connect with your support system to monitor your progress. 

EsiaCare offers extended hours and weekend appointments to ensure ongoing support. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.