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Written by Erika Dalton
Updated on July 8, 2023

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At Tampa Bay Recovery Center, we offer outpatient detox near Tampa so that individuals who are stable enough to detox at home can continue going to work, or school.

Outpatient detox allows the person to attend treatment during the day but still return to their home after the day’s sessions. Our skilled team members offer relief for withdrawal symptoms and the emotional support to help each person complete detox and continue through the next steps of treatment.

What is Detox?

Detox is the process of ridding the body of drugs and/or alcohol, which can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the substance, withdrawal can be life threatening. For those looking to attend outpatient detox, patients must qualify.

If a client does not qualify for our outpatient detox in Tampa, we will refer them to a local detox in the area before coming to us.

Detox can be a minimum of one week, however can last longer depending on each individual’s needs. Detox allows the body to release the toxins built up during addiction, however can cause withdrawal symptoms which can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable.

When a person first arrives to detox, a thorough assessment will be performed. This allows the medical staff to understand the individual’s unique needs and design a program suited to meet them. Factors include the substances being abused, the typical dosage, and how long the addiction has gone on. Other things the treatment team will consider are the person’s physical and mental healthdual diagnosis disorders, and any previous attempts at detox.

Once the person completes the detox process, we will provide a recommendation for the next step in treatment. We offer several levels of follow-up outpatient rehab that complement what the person accomplishes in detox.


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How Does Outpatient Detox in Tampa Work?

Our outpatient detox in Tampa allows the person to come to us for treatment during the day and then go back home while attending other outpatient programs. This helps the person to achieve a balance between getting the important help they need and still being able to meet the responsibilities of their personal lives.

Our medical team monitors each person regularly for withdrawal symptoms. We can provide medical and psychological support to help ease them. This includes any necessary FDA-approved medications that ease the withdrawal process including medication-assisted treatment.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms During Detox

  • Lethargy
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomitting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Hallucinations
  • Seiures
  • Delirium tremens
  • Substance cravings

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of addiction treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

How Do I Know if Outpatient Detox is Right for Me?

While not everyone qualifies for outpatient detox in Tampa, one factor that makes outpatient the right choice is if the person is not expected to have severe withdrawal symptoms. These can occur when withdrawing from a severe alcoholfentanyl, or Xanax addiction. An initial evaluation of a person’s specific situation and treatment needs allows us to decide if outpatient is right for them. If we anticipate they will do well with this type of treatment, we will recommend it. There are a number of substances that cannot take place in an outpatient basis that includes:

  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Benzo Withdrawal

Benefits of Outpatient Detox in Tampa Bay

Outpatient detox allows clients to continue to meet obligations related to work, school, and their families. Additionally, living at home allows the individual access to the support of family and friends. This can make it easier to navigate the challenges of going through detox.

Outpatient programs are quite similar to residential ones in terms of services provided. Many of the same types of treatment modalities are offered with outpatient care. This includes different types of therapies proven to help people going off drugs and alcohol. Outpatient detox also includes options for medications that help stabilize a person experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Our staff monitors for the symptoms and offers both medical and psychological options for medications. This means helping minimize physical symptoms while also helping ease feelings such as anxiety or depression.

As well, outpatient treatment costs less than residential care. This can be a real benefit for those interested in a lower-cost program with true flexibility.

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Does Insurance Cover Detox?

Yes, most major insurance providers can cover most if not all of the cost of treatment. To get more info, on your insurance benefits, verify your insurance benefits now.

Find Detox in Tampa Today!

Tampa Bay Recovery helps people take that all-important first step to become sober. Our outpatient detox in Tampa allows people to enjoy the comforts of living at home while still seeking addiction treatment. We monitor each individual for withdrawal symptoms and provide effective help in minimizing any discomfort they experience. The people we treat get the advantage of physical and emotional support that helps them complete the detox process.  Would you like more information about our outpatient detox treatment program? Visit our admissions page now and see how easy it is to get started.


Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

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Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in treating behavioral health disorders. Our compassionate and empathetic approach has helped hundreds.