What to Expect

Detoxification Services

24/7 medically supervised detox services administered by licensed physicians and nurses relevant to all detox protocols for heroin, opioid, and alcohol addiction.

Our comprehensive continuum of care begins with detox.

Drug and alcohol detoxification, or detox, is one of the first steps you’ll take once you enter RCA’s treatment facility. Detox helps clean and stabilize your body and mind from the alcohol, opiates, or any other drugs remaining in your system.

At Recovery Centers of America (RCA), our physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians have extensive experience administering medical detoxification. RCA defines and operates detoxification by the same standards as The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—one of the foremost authorities on addiction treatment.

Together, our medical team delivers a customized drug and alcohol detoxification process to meet your physical and psychological needs to break your substance abuse as safely and comfortably as possible when you transition to residential treatment.

Our licensed physicians start with a biopsychosocial evaluation to determine your medical, physical, psychological, and emotional needs so we can select the key clinical staff to develop an individual treatment program for your specific needs. After that, our detox team will place you under 24-hour medical supervision to ensure your safety. The full detox process typically takes 4 to 7 days to complete.

Why drug and alcohol detoxification matters.
When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, your body can become so dependent on a substance that you experience severe withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, opiates, or benzodiazepines are often physical. Emotional symptoms are more common with cocaine, marijuana, and certain club drugs.

Typical drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Cold sweats
  • Vomiting

Withdrawal from alcohol, heroin, benzodiazepines, and methamphetamines can cause life-threatening symptoms like heart attacks or strokes if not carefully observed and cared for by medical professionals.

Supervised detoxification from alcohol and other drugs helps reduce the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. Our detox team will monitor your progress so you receive instant medical care in case of an emergency, safeguarding you from the harmful symptoms of withdrawal.

Because of the dangers of breaking chemical dependence, we require supervised treatment that allows you to get medical attention or urgent care immediately if needed. The licensed team at RCA can implement a medically supervised detox process to give you a safe and effective start to your sober life.

To get more information about detoxification services at RCA, call 1-800-RECOVERY today.

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