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Detoxification is the first step in overcoming a substance use disorder (SUD). Drug and alcohol abuse can alter brain chemistry, making it difficult for individuals to function normally without the drug or alcohol. In drug detox, a person has weaned off a substance until it is no longer present in their system.

Drug detox programs help those who wish to overcome their substance use disorder (SUD) safely and effectively. The first step toward effective recovery from drugs and alcohol is detoxification, especially when supervised by medical specialists in a medical detox program.

What Is A Medical Detox Program?

The medical detox program provides medical care, detox medications, and other supportive medications to drug and alcohol addicts. These programs are well-equipped to safeguard the safety and comfort of individuals during the stressful withdrawal process. 

Due to the risk of fatal grand mal seizures during withdrawal from alcohol, narcotics, and sedatives, individuals dependent on any of these substances would benefit significantly from a medical detox.

Patients undergoing detoxification will receive prescriptions that decrease or lessen withdrawal symptoms and health complications. If a difficulty arises, professional medical staff can intervene instantly. Opioid withdrawal is typically not life-threatening, but it can be so painful and unpleasant that many patients prefer medical detox to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and establish stability.

The Process Of Detox Medical Program

Everybody has different detox needs. Drug detox facilitates the individualized care of alcohol and drug addicts. The procedure typically consists of three steps:


The medical staff examines incoming patients for physical and mental health problems. Doctors use blood tests to assess the patient’s drug and alcohol intake. This helps in determining the dosage of medications needed.

A thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical, mental, and drug history is also included. This information establishes the foundation of the patient’s long-term treatment plan.


Stabilizing the patient through medical and psychological treatment is the next stage. Preventing the patient from suffering any injury is the aim of stabilization. To avoid complications and lessen withdrawal symptoms, doctors can prescribe medications for addiction treatment.

Preparation For A Treatment Program

The preparation for a treatment program comes as the last step of detox. Doctors explain to their patients the treatment process and what to expect. The best chances of recovery after the detox process are found in inpatient treatment.

Inpatient Detox At The Haven

The Haven Detox is comprehensive detoxification and residential program that emphasizes medically supervised treatment. Our detox facility is state-of-the-art and designed to efficiently address the needs of our patients in a comfortable, secure setting. Our mission is to provide the best standard of care and ensure that patients receive treatment that aids in their recovery from addiction.

For many individuals, withdrawal symptoms motivate them to resume substance abuse. The unpleasant symptoms are intolerable, resulting in relapse. Fortunately, The Haven Detox specializes in detoxification and withdrawal symptom treatment.

All patients in our detox program are under the supervision and care of professional doctors and nurses around the clock. In addition to therapists and other specialists, we can develop comprehensive treatment plans and fulfill the needs of each patient we serve.

At The Haven Detox, you may feel confident that you will be secure and comfortable while overcoming withdrawal symptoms. We can effectively treat:

We understand that there are many sorts of substance use disorders and addictions and can treat them all. Additionally, we are trained to treat various mental health conditions, including anxiety, sadness, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Getting Through Withdrawal Phase

After the start of withdrawal, you will be given medications to facilitate a more comfortable detox. Your vital signs will be monitored around the clock by our team of medical professionals. You may receive IV fluids to maintain hydration.

Alcohol dependence may be treated with Acamprosate, which stabilizes brain chemistry and alleviates symptoms, and/or Naltrexone, which reduces cravings.

If you are addicted to opiates, Subutex or Buprenorphine may be prescribed. Typically, withdrawal symptoms occur 12 hours after the last use. They might consist of the following:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Chills or sweating
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Trembling
  • Agitation and restlessness

These symptoms can be alleviated with medication. The withdrawal symptoms should subside within 72 hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to detox your body?

Detoxification from alcohol or drugs entails eliminating toxic chemicals from the body while simultaneously controlling withdrawal symptoms. Typically, detoxing lasts between three and ten days. However, a more severe addiction can extend detoxification by many weeks or months.

What are the four levels of addiction in order?

Four levels of addiction involve:
Regular Use
High-Risk Use

What are the four steps in recovery from drug dependence?

The four steps in recovery from drug dependence involve:
Treatment initiation
Early abstinence
Maintaining abstinence
Advanced recovery

What is the importance of detoxification treatment in drug addiction programs?

Protect the individual against access to the substance(s) they are abusing
Introduction of effective treatment options
Introduction to self-help programs

How long are drug rehab programs?

Depending on each patient’s unique needs, the average period of time in a drug rehabilitation program can vary. However, the majority of programs last 30 days. Some detox centers may provide 60- or 90-day programs. The ultimate objective of drug rehabilitation is to assist patients in achieving long-term sobriety.

The Haven Can Get You On The Track To Recovery

Detox is the initial step toward overcoming a substance use disorder and leading a better life. After finishing the detox, it might be challenging to maintain this lifestyle and avoid relapsing into substance abuse. A person will usually undertake extra therapy, such as inpatient treatment, to address underlying disorders or factors that may have contributed to their substance abuse.

At The Haven, overcoming substance abuse is achievable. Professional doctors and nurses are accessible around-the-clock to monitor and care for those working to overcome addiction. Every stage of your journey to sobriety, from initial drug and alcohol detox to our recovery programs, is carefully considered and prepared.

For additional information, contact us at (561) 328-8627 today!

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