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What is Detoxification

Drug and alcohol detoxification, often referred to as drug and alcohol detox, is the process of safely managing withdrawal symptoms and eliminating the presence of drugs or alcohol from the body. It is typically the first step in addiction treatment and recovery. Detoxification is necessary because abrupt cessation of drug or alcohol use can result in withdrawal symptoms that can be uncomfortable, severe, and even life-threatening in some cases.

What is the Detoxification Process?

Upon entering a detox program, a medical assessment is completed to evaluate the dependence level of substance abuse. Long term use of chemicals can cause physical and mental complications and will need to be treated carefully and with care during the stabilization process.


A combination of professional therapeutic and medical advice allows you to be treated with the most effective treatment plan for you. The detoxification process that you experience will be customized to your substance abuse history. With some individuals, the detox process may need to be medically supervised if a serious substance was abused, such as alcohol or opioids.


The detoxification process typically lasts 3-7 days depending on the circumstances. Some clients may experience a longer detoxification period depending on the substances. The key is building a solid foundation of recovery and developing practical coping methods that you can apply outside of treatment.

The goal is to prepare you to live on your own free from addiction. When you decide that you want to get help, it’s important to make the most out of the experience as you can. Do the work that you need to do so that the treatment works for you.


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What Medications are Used During Detox?

Most alcohol, opiates, and benzodiazepines will have to be medically supervised during the detoxification process. Under this supervision, medicine such as Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Lorazepam (Valium) and other supportive medications may be administered to reduce withdrawal symptoms and addiction cravings that will be experienced during detoxification. Medication provided relieves several detox symptoms, you’ll likely feel better each day as you go through the recovery process.


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The mind, body, and spirit should feel better and drug-free. A sense of hope and serenity should be felt for successfully completing treatment. Rehab is about discovery after rehab is about recovery. The journey continues as you stay strong and lean on your newfound support system, addiction doesn’t end after rehabilitation and detoxification. Often, individuals join self-help groups and other recovery-related activities to help avoid relapse. Support is available and it’s there for you. Steps towards an addiction-free life are out there and there are centers built around your needs. If you or a loved one is struggling and needs help, please feel free to contact our Addiction Advisors. All consultations are confidential and free.



Did you know that most major insurance carriers will help cover the costs associated with treatment? Creo Spero offers a free insurance benefits check to anyone who contacts us. Whether you come to our program or not, we will help you find the best treatment options that fit your personal needs. Don’t wait any longer. Find your path to recovery today.

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