Our Detox Center

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we understand how difficult it is to stop using alcohol or drugs, especially if you have a long history of substance abuse. Unlike many drug rehab centers, we offer medically assisted detox to make the process a little easier. Our compassionate staff members are here to support you as you eliminate alcohol or drugs from your body.

What Is Drug Detox?

Although stopping substance abuse is good, it can cause withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts to life without drugs and alcohol. These symptoms are part of the drug detox process, which lasts anywhere from 4 days to 5 weeks. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, acute withdrawal lasts the longest for people detoxing from benzodiazepines.

The most common withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, sweating and diarrhea. How long these symptoms last depends on several factors, such as how long you’ve been using the substance and how much you normally use.

An alcohol and drug detox program is the first step to eliminating substances from your body and preparing for substance abuse treatment. Once you stop all substance abuse and rid your body of harmful chemicals, you can focus on improving your mental health and recovering from your drug or alcohol addiction.

Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Detox

Strong Support

When you begin substance abuse treatment in a detox center, you get the support of trained professionals. This support goes a long way toward helping you recover from drug addiction.

Improved Mental Health

If you quit substances “cold turkey,” you may experience serious withdrawal symptoms. With medically supervised detox, you don’t have to worry about going through this process alone, leading to less anxiety.

Symptom Management

Some people experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Our detox program includes medications and supportive services to ease those symptoms and help you feel better.

Preparation for Inpatient Treatment

Drug and alcohol rehab programs are more successful if you can participate in every service offered. Medically supervised detox helps ease withdrawal symptoms, ensuring you’re mentally and physically ready for inpatient services.

Time to Reflect

While eliminating drugs and alcohol from your body, you’ll have time to reflect on your substance abuse. You may even identify the root cause of your addiction, making it a little easier to begin residential treatment once the detox process is over.

Freedom From Substance Abuse

Medical detox is the first step on the road to freedom from substance abuse. Once you eliminate drugs and alcohol from your body, you can focus on other treatment options and start recovering from your addiction.

How it Works

Who Needs to Detox?

The following types of people can benefit from going to a drug and alcohol rehab center that offers medical supervision throughout the detox process.

  • People who’ve engaged in drug abuse or alcohol abuse for a long time: The longer you use substances, the longer it will take to eliminate them from your body. Medical detox can help you overcome alcohol and drug abuse in a safe environment.

  • People who use large quantities of drugs or alcohol: Serious drug abuse is a sign you should consider supervised medical detox rather than trying to quit cold turkey without support.

  • People with co-occurring mental health problems: Many people who need drug or alcohol rehab also need treatment for depression, anxiety or another mental health condition. If you have one of these disorders, it’s helpful to go through medical detox before completing an alcohol or drug rehab program.

Find Help at Resurgence

Resurgence Behavioral Health offers both residential and outpatient rehab, giving you plenty of options as you work to overcome substance abuse. If you can’t stop using on your own, contact us at (855) 458-0050 to schedule your detox admission.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medically Assisted Detox

There’s no single cause for all cases of drug addiction. Researchers have identified several risk factors, such as early exposure to drugs and alcohol, genetic variations and childhood trauma.

Although some people manage to stop using drugs or alcohol on their own, drug treatment centers provide intensive, personalized support. That support makes it easier to stop drinking or using drugs.

Drug detox eases withdrawal symptoms and makes it easier to stop using harmful substances. If you go to a treatment center instead of trying to do it on your own, you’ll have access to services that can help you improve your mental and physical health before you begin your addiction recovery.

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition that makes it difficult to control your substance use. Coming to a treatment center is the first step to overcoming an SUD and regaining control of your life.