Drug Detox Treatment

Drug detox severity and time can depend on many factors such as the substance(s) that were being abused, how often and how much the substance(s) were used, and medical history. We recommend talking to an Addiction Specialist to develop a detoxing plan.

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Time Frame

Detox programs are generally 3, 5, or 7 days long.


Designed to assist individuals during the process of withdrawal.


Many insurances qualify, and self payment options are readily available.

Overview of Drug Detox

  • Usually detox happens within the first week someone is giving up using a substance. Although detox can be completed within a week cravings may occur for several months after a completed detox program.
  • Some people may skip detox, which is not advised. Symptoms of withdrawal such as vomiting and diarrhea can seem non life threatening, but could still raise concern and may need to be medically assisted.
  • Detox is typically the first, and one of the most important, steps of recovery. In many cases detox can be life-saving and provides a solid foundation for long term recovery.

Why Go To Detox?

  • Detox is the process of removing drugs and toxic substances from your body. The primary purpose of detox is to ensure safety and comfort under medical supervision when someone is going through withdrawal.
  • It is a way to reduce pain and discomfort, strengthen your bodies immune system before your road to recovery, and lower your anxiety.
  • After detox you will regain your ability to control your behavior and think rationally.
  • It is a fairly short process and exponentially safer the detoxing cold turkey at home.

What To Expect in Detox

Opioids & Heroin Detox

  • Withdrawal symptoms while in detox can include nausea, headaches, anxiety, vomiting, diarrhea, clammy skin, high blood pressure, twitching, and more.
  • Withdrawal can start as soon as a few hours. Peak withdrawal symptoms will occur 24 to 36 hours into detox and remain at a peak through 72 hours of detoxing.
  • Although detox can take about a week insomnia, irritability, and cravings can last up to several months.
  • With medical assistance you can manage symptoms ranging from anxiety and insomnia to abdominal pain and body aches.

Stimulants (Such as Cocaine & Meth) Detox

  • Symptoms can include paranoia, insomnia, mood swings, frightening dreams, and more
  • Detox from cocaine, crystal meth, and amphetamines can be a challenge depending on how often and how much of the substance was used.
  • When detoxing off stimulants it is important to fuel the body with nutrients and stay hydrated. It is common to be too sick to eat during detox which is another great reason to be medically assisted through your detox.

Benzodiazepine Detox

  • Symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, body pains, panic attacks, perceptual changes, insomnia, and more.
  • It is dangerous to attempt quitting cold turkey. We recommend using medical assistance and monitoring in many cases.
  • In order to quit safely you may need a medical plan that can take several weeks depending on the length and severity of use.
  • You may experience anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms several weeks or months after detox.
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