Detox

Most every recovery program begins with detoxification. Clearing your body of the toxins that have built up over the course of your addiction is a vital first step towards treatment. Once the bio-chemical effects of addiction are addressed, we can begin the process of mental and emotional healing. Detox is frequently the most challenging task an addict or alcoholic to face on their road to full recovery. We provide a safe, comfortable detox to take you through the process.nature-wallpaper-23
Each client goes through detox differently depending on their own unique set of circumstances; the substance involved, how that particular substance was abused and the overall health and well-being of the client all determine how and to what extent each person experiences withdrawals. Symptoms typically peak in the first few days after discontinued use, and it is during this time that professional medical assistance is advised. Navigating this process with our dedicated and sympathetic team, including our preferred physician who assess and initiates detox. With our client support staff at your side and monitoring your vitals and symptoms significantly lessens the intense challenges of clearing your system.

Our detox center provides a beautiful living environment while you detox that has many amenities to support your time away. They reside in nicely decorated rooms. Our rooms with comfortable beds and dressers for your clothes and belongings make each room feel like you’re at home. The serene beauty is essential to assisting with a comfortable detox and clients can sit outside on our beautiful deck or cabana to rest and relax when not participating in our structured groups. Our personal cook creates nutritious, healthy and flavorful meals as well as an array of snacks that are always available in between meal time. For individuals with specialized dietary requirements, our cook provides an array of meals and snacks that meet those needs. Our clinical staff is available throughout the day to talk to and provides a nightly 12 step meeting.

As you progress through your detox, our counselors will assist you in developing a treatment plan that will include continued treatment in recovery through residential treatment program. Just as every client experiences detox differently, so does each substance present a unique set of challenges to overcome, the length of detox depends on a number of factors, but certain patterns can be identified. Withdrawing from certain drugs can be life-threatening and should be supervised by trained staff. Our preferred Physician works hard to manage the correct dosage for each individual client to minimize stomach cramps, diarrhea, and difficulty sleeping that are often part of the withdrawal process. Attempting to detox on your own can be extremely dangerous. In some extreme cases, as with alcohol, opiates & barbiturates, the withdrawal symptoms can be very painful and, in some cases, fatal. It is during the detox phase that many alcoholics and addicts abandon their sobriety as it can sometimes seem like an impossible obstacle to freedom. With the assistance from our trained client support staff and caring counselors we will intervene and explain what’s going on with you and work with you to complete the treatment process.

Detox Approximation:

  • Opiates: 5 to 10 days depending on the level of dependency and what type. Subutex Medication is prescribed by our preferred Physician. 
  • Alcohol: 3 to 5 days, but can last up to 2 weeks in advanced cases. Librium is prescribed by our preferred Physician.
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax): Stopping Xanax “cold turkey” can be very dangerous, therefore the dose is reduced gradually for the patients safety. Detox can last 3 to 7 days.
  • Cocaine: 5 to 14 days (it will normally take 3 to 5 days to clear but symptoms can often occur much longer). Librium is prescribed by our preferred Physician usually for 3 days.
  • Methamphetamine, Heroin and Cocaine: These are all assessed at the time of admission for appropriate level of care.

When anyone stops the use of drugs or alcohol abruptly, regardless of the degree of abuse, he or she will experience some level of physical discomfort which is known as withdrawal. Some clients with more severe levels of withdrawal may require a medical detox in a hospital setting and we will refer you if assessed at that level of care.

In the initial phase (for many people with low-level dependencies) withdrawal symptoms will include:
• Nausea
• Shakes
• Night sweats
• Fatigue
• Depression
• Nightmares
• Anxiety
• Rapid heart beat
• Increased blood pressure

For those with more extreme dependencies, withdrawal symptoms can include:
• Convulsions
• Hallucinations
• Seizures
• Muscle tremors
• Blackouts
• Profound confusion