When people use addictive drugs, their bodies build a tolerance and adapt over time. How long this process takes and the specific changes that occur are different for everyone. However, after they develop dependency or addiction, it’s impossible to stop using without going through withdrawal. To make the process easier and safer, Santé Center Recovery customizes medical detox according to each person’s needs.

What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is perhaps the most important of our levels of addiction treatment services. It’s the process through which people with addiction allow the drugs that they take to leave their bloodstream. It’s the same process as withdrawal, but it occurs in a detox or rehab facility under medical supervision. Without assistance, the symptoms are unpleasant and could even be dangerous.

The doctors and nurses at Santé Center Recovery help clients handle the withdrawal symptoms. Our around-the-clock care ensures that they stay safe and as comfortable as possible. We monitor vitals, perform withdrawal assessments and provide general medical care. We may use medicines to make symptoms less severe and decrease the risk for complications.

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Who Needs Medically Supervised Detox?

Anyone who abuses drugs or has an addiction can benefit from medically supervised detox. It’s also ideal for people with a high risk for discomfort and complications during withdrawal.

The most addictive drugs that require detox include alcohol, cocaine, meth, heroin and prescription pain pills. Alcohol has some of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms. People who use cocaine and meth need detox to help control extreme mood changes. Heroin and pain pills are opiates that cause pain and discomfort during withdrawal.

At Santé Center Recovery, we also treat people who use benzodiazepines, club drugs, marijuana, inhalants and other drugs. Withdrawal from benzos such as Valium and Xanax can cause life-threatening symptoms. The other drugs also cause various levels of discomfort and danger that require detox.

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Customized Treatment Plans

Santé Center strongly believes in customized medical detox plans. Everyone has different DNA, health situations and metabolisms. These factors play a role in how withdrawal affects each person. Other factors include the drug dose and duration of use.

We take all of these factors into consideration when we create detox plans. Our evaluation process takes three days. During this phase, our goal is to plan for every possible symptom to avoid complications. However, we monitor our clients 24 hours a day to address symptoms as they arise.

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Inpatient vs. Intensive Outpatient Treatment

At Santé Center Recovery, we offer both inpatient and intensive outpatient programs. However, we encourage all of our clients to begin addiction treatment with inpatient detox.

In our inpatient program, you stay at our facility for treatment. However, detox is just the first step. When you’re stable and ready, we begin the residential rehab portion of the program.

Our intensive outpatient program allows you to receive treatment during the day and return home at night. However, we don’t recommend this program as a starting point for addiction recovery. Instead, we recommend it as a transition back into society after you complete residential rehab.

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How Long Does Detox Take?

Detox has no standard duration because every person’s body is different. After our three-day evaluation, however, our detox program usually lasts for four to 10 days.

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Santé Center Recovery Can Help You Start Drug Treatment Right With Detox

Medical detox is the safest and most comfortable way to start addiction treatment. At Santé Center Recovery, we take care of your needs through the entire process. We also support you throughout rehab and aftercare. Our goal is to help you heal for the long term.

Santé Center Recovery bases treatment on the 12 Steps and scientific evidence. We don’t require clients to enter our detox program first. You can enter one of our programs at any point and graduate to a less stringent program as you heal. Our other programs include:

Give yourself a fighting chance to overcome drug abuse and addiction. Start by contacting Santé Center Recovery at 866-238-3154 to enroll in detox.