At Harbor Village, our team knows what it’s like to go through detoxification for drug and alcohol addiction. That’s because some of our best addiction specialists have traveled the path of recovery themselves, giving them an intimate understanding of the apprehension you feel as you cope with withdrawal symptoms.
Our specialists are dedicated to anticipating your needs during detox and making the process as easy and comfortable as possible. We have programs for every level of addiction, from mild to severe, and we make sure you are fully supported throughout the duration of your detox treatment.
The first priority of our medical detox team is to keep you safe during the withdrawal period. We understand that the symptoms can be unpleasant, even dangerous, and we exhaust every available resource to ensure a comfortable transition from addiction to sobriety. Our medical staff is with you every step of the way, providing around-the-clock clinical supervision so that you never have to feel fearful or alone.
The ultimate objective of detox during drug rehab is to prepare you to address the underlying causes of addictive behaviors by cleansing the body and the mind. Our medical detox program includes one-on-one therapy and dynamic group therapy sessions to help you start identifying triggers that cause your urges for substance use.
Detox is only the beginning of addiction treatment. The underlying psychological issues led to addiction in the first place require professional treatment. When you make the shift to residential rehab treatment (or the next appropriate phase of care, such as our partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program), you’ll engage in traditional and innovative therapy. But getting to the root of the problems, you’ll augment your chances for lasting recovery — and minimize the chances of relapse.
Throughout treatment at Harbor Village, you can be involved in a number of effective therapy options, including:
Q. Does detox last a long time?
a. It usually takes about seven to ten days for the toxins to leave your body, but it may take a little more or less time.
Q. Will my insurance cover detox?
a. If your health insurance covers drug and alcohol treatment, it should also cover detoxification as well. Harbor Village is in-network with most medical insurance companies. Our team will help you sort out the details when you call. You can also verify your insurance in advance.
Q. What about detoxing at home?
a. We strongly suggest that you not try to detox at home, as you’re more likely to experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms without medical intervention to make you more comfortable. Those symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can even cause death. That’s why it’s much safer to detox under the care of medical professionals.
Q. Do all drugs cause withdrawals?
a. Yes, all drugs can cause withdrawal symptoms depending on the duration of use. Alcohol can cause severe withdrawals.
Q. Do I have to detox before starting the next phase of treatment?
a. While many clients at Harbor Village begin with medically supervised detox, we recognized that every individual and every situation is different. So we’ll work closely with you to determine the right approach to treatment for you.
Q. What is medically assisted detox?
a. Medically assisted detox means that qualified doctors prescribe medication to make the detox experience more comfortable for you. They also monitor your progress, so you’re safe and healthy throughout the process.