What is Detox?

Why Detox?

Put simply, detox is the process in which a patient’s body flushes out the toxic components of the substance he or she was addicted to from the body. Before any other type of healing can take place, this is the first stage of the recovery process that allows the patient to end his or her harmful dependency on the substance. Addiction to drugs and alcohol in most cases is not something that can be ended abruptly, and detoxification allows the patient’s body to safely cleanse itself of the toxins.


How Long Does Detox Take?

The optimal length of the detoxification process depends on some factors, including which substance the patient was addicted to, the duration of the addiction, and its severity. One of the primary reasons that enrolling in a facility is essential to a full recovery is that only a comprehensive and fully trained medical staff can help determine the safest conditions for each patient’s detoxification. Particularly since detoxification at our facility includes interaction with behavioral health technicians, addiction therapists, and qualified counselors, it’s important to understand that each detox is tailored to the needs of each patient.

Physical & Psychological Dependence

Since addiction has both physical and psychological causes, it’s critical that the detoxification process can combat each component of the addiction. In this respect, detoxification at our facility is personalized for each patient to ensure that his or her physical and emotional needs are being met at all times. Rather than just flushing toxins out of the body, we empower our patients to become physically and emotionally prepared to continue living independently of any substances.

Detoxing Is an Important Decision

Choosing to enroll in a detox facility is not a decision to be taken lightly, as the side effects and withdrawal symptoms of a substandard detoxification can be extremely painful. Our residential facility is proud of our all-inclusive medical and social staff.