Detoxing Programs For Pennsylvania Residents

Detoxing is the process of withdrawing from a drug or substance. Let's first decide if it's best to detox in Pennsylvania or if traveling to Palm Beach, FL is a better option.

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.

Benefits of Traveling For Detox

  • Maintaining Reputation - We are always completely confidential, but traveling to a different state for rehab reduces the chances that you’ll be recognized while in treatment.
  • Removal of Relapse influences - Triggers are a large factor in relapsing. These can include old temptations, places, people, and situations. It also reduces temptations to stop treatment and go home while going through the program
  • A New Geographical Environment - Traveling for rehabilitation gives you the space from your routine and loved ones that is needed to get sober.
  • A New Beginning - The start of recovery is a new beginning, and traveling for rehab reinforces this idea. A new environment gives a sense of a new life, and that alone is why the National Survey on Drug and Use reports estimates 15% of recovering addicts achieve more success in an out-of-state facility.
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Benefits of Staying Local For Detox

  • Local rehabilitation is cheaper. Traveling costs can include airfare, gas, and sometimes more. We suggest contacting an addiction specialist to help you understand what it will cost out of pocket, if any, to go to rehab.
  • Pet/childcare arrangements - If you have dependents it can be difficult to make arrangements.
  • You can identify triggers - Some clients believe that this can be a challenge, but others believe identifying triggers while going through recovery can be a benefit as well.
  • Being close to loved ones - If your loved ones are also addicted to substances then this can present a challenge. If you have a strong support group staying local may work in your favor. It is important to mention that most destination rehab facilities will provide other ways for families to connect such as Zoom, Skype, and other telecommunication methods.
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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.

What To Expect During 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.

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.
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