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Medication Assisted Out-Patient
Detox (Ambulatory Detox)

Ambulatory detox is a process by which a person may discontinue a medication or drug over a short period of time, with the assistance of other medications to treat any withdrawal effects. This process is usually reserved for transitioning to a prescribed therapeutic medication: for instance a person may quit taking oxycodone, heroin or even Suboxone, then after seven to ten days (or 14 days in the case of Suboxone) the person may receive the non-narcotic Vivitrol injection. Vivitrol serves as an opiate blocker, effectively blocking the effects of any opiate, thereby preventing relapse to opiates.