Drug and alcohol detox centers often place restrictions on certain items. This is usually done for the safety of the staff and patients. People in recovery are in a volatile state of mind and need an environment that is both safe and conducive to the recovery process. Keeping the rehab center free of dangerous items is done not only to meet legal requirements but for the general welfare of an entire community that consists of clinicians, support staff, patients and their family members.
Setting Rules and Standards
At Allure Detox, we operate with the highest standard of excellence. The most important requirement of any detox facility is to guarantee the health and safety of patients under its care. This is the main reason why Allure Detox is a JCAHO accredited detox center. Additionally, our living quarters are designed to provide a relaxed and comfortable stay for patients in recovery.
Before patients are admitted into our drug and alcohol detox center, they are informed of the restrictions on items that are not allowed during their stay. We have strict policies as to what items patients can come along with. Once you arrive at our facility, our well-trained admissions team checks your belongings to make sure you’re not bringing any prohibited items. This is done to ensure safety for everyone at the center.
What Items Are Generally Restricted?
Although operating with a strict policy of prohibited and allowed items, patients admitted to Allure Detox can bring a wide range of personal items that will help make your detox more comfortable. For example, patients are allowed to come along with everyday clothing like T-shirts, pants, jackets, sweaters, and pajamas, as long as they comply with the dress code required at our center.
In addition, patients may wish to come with personal hygiene items such as body lotion, shaving cream, shampoo, hairbrush/comb, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrush, and makeup. We want you to have all the necessities for a pleasant stay but with a level of security that ensures a stress-free environment during your detox.
On the other hand, the following items are not allowed in clients’ possession while at our center:
- Restricted drugs such as opioids and narcotics
- Cleaning agents
- Clothing promoting violence, drugs or profanity
- Aerosol sprays
- Beauty products with alcohol content
- Sporting equipment
- Pornographic materials
- Pointed objects
- Guns, knives
If you are not certain whether a particular item is prohibited or not, our helpline is always available to provide clarification. While certain items pose no health or safety risks in themselves, they are prohibited to minimize distractions during your recovery. It is essential that your detox is done under a controlled, distraction-free environment to minimize the chance of a relapse.
A Partnership With Drug Sweeper to Keep Our Center Safe
One of the most important aspects of a drug and alcohol detox is to make sure the facility does not allow access to any of those same substances that you’re trying to stop using. The purpose of a medical detox is to eliminate harmful substances from the system of an addict. This provides our patients with the opportunity to live a normal life without dependence on drugs or alcohol.
Our medical team does its best to ensure that harmful and addictive substances do not find their way into our center. One way we do this is by drug and alcohol testing all of our patients on a random basis. In order to boost our ability to maintain the highest level of safety, Allure Detox employs the services of Drug Sweeper, an experienced privately owned drug dog detection service operating in South Florida.
Drug Sweeper is one of the industry leaders when it comes to keeping your home, school or other locations totally drug-free. They have a team that consists of expertly-trained drug detection dogs, explosive detection dogs, and certified dog handlers. When human abilities fail in detecting prohibited substances, we can count on their dogs to find carefully concealed items or drugs. Drug Sweeper is owned and operated by Paul Tessein, who just celebrated 31 years in recovery and truly understands the importance of a drug-free environment when trying to get clean.
Benefits of Working with Drug Sweeper
Human integrity can sometimes be compromised. Even a highly-skilled drug detection detective can be distracted. Plus, nowadays, many addicts are very good at disguising and hiding drugs in many creative ways. Not so much with a well-trained drug and explosive detection dog. Once a Drug Sweeper trained K-9 detects the smell of narcotics or other drugs, it sits quietly next to it, giving the handler an opportunity to locate, identify, and remove the dangerous item.
We take no chances when it comes to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients. Working hand-in-hand and using the services of a professional drug detection agency helps us to make sure we provide more than the barest minimum when it comes to the issue of safety at Allure Detox.
If you have a loved one undergoing detox at our facility, rest assured that they are doing so in a 100% drug-free environment. Working with Drug Sweeper allows us to carry out drug detection and elimination in a hassle-free way. Some of the benefits of our partnership include:
- Being able to carry out drug detection at any given time of the day
- Giving us the peace of mind that we operate in a sober and safe environment
- Working with certified industry experts and dog handlers
- Ability to detect even tiny traces of prohibited street drugs, prescription opiates or narcotics
- Ability to carry out on-the-spot drug testing and accurately identify the type of drug recovered
- Drug detection is done in a discrete way without necessitating the involvement of law enforcement
- Findings of a drug search, as well as personal information of those involved, are kept 100% confidential
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a devastating disease that destroys a person’s mind, body, and soul. Help your loved one return to the life they once enjoyed by scheduling an assessment with one of our drug and alcohol detox experts. Freedom from substance abuse is only a phone call away with the help of Allure Detox in Boca Raton, Florida.