***To inquire if you are a good candidate for this program, please review the information on this page and send an email inquiry to email@example.com. We will try our best to respond within 6 hours.
Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer (Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine) have come together to offer a personalized and private outpatient detoxification program in the Philadelphia area.
As compared to Inpatient Treatment, Outpatient Detox:
• provides greater freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.
• is more convenient and less disruptive to your daily life, especially for those who are executives and professionals.
• is a less expensive alternative compared to inpatient treatment.
• allows you to maintain contact with family, friends and business associates.
Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer will happily collaborate with any existing treatment providers, treatment centers, psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, therapists, recovery coaches that you are currently working with.
The 7-day standard outpatient program rate of $2,500 includes
- An initial 60-minute consultation prior to the start of your detox with Dr. Ascher or Dr. Fohrer at our office.
- Four 30-minute follow-up consultations at our office to monitor your withdrawal management.
- Following the detox, Dr. Ascher will spend 2-hours with you and/or your family to address any underlying mental health issues and to determine the most helpful follow-up recovery plan. Please read Dr. Ascher’s Code of Ethics to understand his approach to care.
- 24-7 phone access to both Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer.
If you are coming to the office for treatment during the detox, you should not plan on driving yourself. Please take an Uber, taxi or have a loved one/friend bring you to the appointments and back home. We can also arrange for a sober companion to transport you to our office.
The standard rate may vary slightly depending on complexity of case, frequency of visits, and time devoted to care. The standard rate is for alcohol or opiod detox. The rate and time required to detox from benzodiazepine (xanax, klonopin, ativan,valium) or from multiple substances will be discussed privately. In home care (as opposed to coming to our office for treatment) is an additional charge not included in the standard rate. Insurance does not typically fully cover this level of concierge service. Please visit the practice policies page to learn more about what to ask your insurance company. Although we don’t accept insurance, we are happy to provide you with a superbill (a receipt of services received). Some clients will receive a portion of fees reimbursed to them from their insurance companies. Many clients will not receive any reimbursement. Being reimbursed our full fee is extremely rare.
Full payment for the program is due at the end of the initial 60-minute visit. If you choose not to proceed with the entire program, you will be charged $475 for the initial 60-minute visit.
For those eager to return to work or school, we can begin the program on a Friday and continue seeing you for in-person visits during the weekend.
We usually ask that individuals plan to take at least two days off from work or school if we are helping you withdraw comfortably from opioids and at least three to four days off from work or school if we are helping you to withdraw comfortably from alcohol or benzodiazepines.
If you prefer and/or would benefit from an inpatient detoxification, we recommend contacting either Detox Services at Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, PA, Mountainside Detox in Cannan, Connecticut or Serenity at Summit in Union, NJ.
Outpatient & In-Home Detox FAQs
What is Alcohol and Drug Detox?
Detoxification is a medical procedure for managing the withdrawal from alcohol and/or drugs in a medically safe and effective manner with as little discomfort as possible. The success and safety of outpatient rather than inpatient detox is significantly enhanced not only with the appropriate medical care and supervision, but also with support from family members and/or friends. That’s why we encourage you to enlist the help of a family member or a friend during the detox process.
It is important to recognize that medical detoxification by itself does not constitute complete treatment for addiction, but only a first step. Ideally, medical detoxification should enhance your motivation and readiness to begin the recovery process in earnest.
Who is Eligible for Outpatient and In-Home Detox?
Your medical eligibility for our outpatient and in-home detox services will evaluated by Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer. You will be given an extensive medical and psychiatric evaluation as well as laboratory tests, EKG, and any other diagnostic procedures deemed medically necessary to assess your eligibility. With your permission, we will encourage available family members and/or significant others to assist you through the detox procedure, as this often enhances the safety and success of the procedure.
What are the Advantages of Outpatient and In-Home Detox?
As compared to inpatient treatment, at-home detox offers greater freedom, privacy, and confidentiality. It is also more convenient, less expensive, and less disruptive to your daily life. Instead of being cut off from the outside world confined to a locked ward, you will be able to stay in your own home and maintain your contact with family, friends, and business associates while getting the medical help you need to end your physical addiction to alcohol/drugs– safely and effectively.
How Does the Detox Process Work?
Our medical team will help you withdraw from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs on an outpatient basis, while you continue to enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own home, without going into a rehab or hospital. You will be seen every day during your medical detox either in your home or in our office. Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer are available 24/7 during the detox period to guide you through the process.
The course of the outpatient detoxification process is highly individualized and depends on a variety of factors. Among the most important of these are: (a) the particular types of substances that you are currently using; (b) the amount and frequency of your use; (c) the current status of any co-existing medical and/or psychiatric problems you might have; (c) the level of support available to you from significant others; (d) your history of medical complications in previous detoxification attempts; and, (e) your ability to follow prescribed medication regimens and other guidelines given to you by Dr. Ascher and Dr. Fohrer.
The first step in the detox process is to place you on a medication regimen that keeps your withdrawal symptoms under good control and stabilizes your medical status. This will help you feel more comfortable and less anxious. Subsequently, the detox medication(s) are reduced on a schedule that is determined by a day-to-day medical assessment of your progress. Completion of the detox is often defined as being medically stable and no longer experiencing significant withdrawal symptoms after the detox medications are discontinued. In most cases, complete detox from alcohol can be accomplished within a week whereas detox from opioids or benzodiazepines (tranquilizers) can take several weeks.
How Do I Transition to Aftercare Treatment?
Following the completion of detox, Dr. Ascher will spend 2-hours with you designing a plan for change that can include individual psychotherapy, relapse prevention skills, DBT skills training, medication management, groups, yoga/fitness, nutrition, family sessions, guidance in career management, academic pursuits and other professional related matters.
Dr. Ascher will also help you to identify resources that will be of benefit to you so you can accomplish your goals and live a more fulfilling and happy life. He will happily collaborate with any existing treatment providers or treatment centers that you are currently working with.
***To inquire if you are a good candidate for our program, please review the information on this page and send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try our best to respond within 6 hours.
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