What is the difference between a habit and an addiction?

  • Addiction– there is a psychological/physical component; the person is unable to control the aspects of the addiction without help because of the mental or physical conditions involved.

  • Habit– it is done by choice. The person with the habit can choose to stop, and will subsequently stop successfully if they want to. The psychological/physical component is not an issue as it is with an addiction.

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient Detox?

The major advantage of Ambulatory Detox is that the client learns relapse prevention and coping skills which he or she can apply in their home environment in real time and make progress in staying sober in their living environment.

Ambulatory Detox also allows clients to stay in touch with work, school and family while undergoing the detoxification process.

While Ambulatory Detox is not for everybody, clients who do not have a major medical issue that requires 24-hour monitoring or are not in psychosis can benefit from the comfort and dignity afforded by Ambulatory Detoxification.

Inpatient Detox on the other hand requires clients to “check in” to the facility and are isolated from their living environment.

Does CNT accept clients with dual diagnosis?

Yes, we do accept clients with a dual diagnosis. Our board certified psychiatrist will prescribe necessary medications to address psychiatric issues. However, we do require that clients are psychiatrically stable at the time of admission.

What does a typical day look like?

The Ambulatory Detox program is structured. Clients are at the facility 8 hours each day. After the morning check in they usually get 2 therapy groups separated by a lunch break. Physicians and nurses work together to monitor progress and titrate medications depending on the patient’s needs. All detox-related medications (Suboxone, Librium, etc.) are provided by CNT and is included in the per diem, contracted insurance rate.

What Detox protocols does CNT use?

Standard approved protocols, tailored to each individual.

What if client is resistant to Suboxone?

Depending on individualized assessment, an alternative protocol can be implemented.

Can clients drive to facility?

We encourage family members to drive the client to the facility and back for the first few days until cleared by nurses/doctors. It also helps ensure family involvement.

Are clients allowed to bring their “other” medications to the facility?

Yes, but the medications have to be cleared by staff.

What do clients come to Detox with?

Clients can come to the facility in their own clothes and bring their laptop and cell phone. Lunch, dinner, beverages & snacks are provided.

What about Medications?

All detox-related medications are provided by CNT at no additional cost – some specific psychotropic meds may be prescribed.

Is step-down to other levels of care available at CNT?

Yes, but only to PHP if post-acute withdrawal warrants it. For other levels of care and IOP  patients are referred to our partners (see partners list).

Can CNT detox clients using multiple substances?

Yes

Can CNT detox clients from Methadone?

Yes.

Does CNT offer detox from Kratom/Ketamine/Embalming Fluid?

Yes

Does CNT offer detox from marijuana?

No, as there are no standard detox protocols.

What is the usual length of stay?

It depends on the substance of choice and severity of withdrawal. But typically for opiates it is 7-8 days and alcohol/benzodiazepines it is 10-11 days.

Does CNT accept Medicare/Medicaid?

No, even if managed by private health insurer.

Does CNT accept self-pay?

Yes.

Can a client with Medicare/Medicaid self-pay?

Yes, after they sign Medicare opt out agreement.