Detox is when men and women struggling with addiction begin cleansing their bodies of drugs and alcohol. Typically, this is done through a detox treatment center where participants are given medication to help reduce their withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Those who try to detox alone are more likely to relapse and have a higher risk of overdose, especially in cases of severe addiction.
At Clearhaven Recovery, we partner with medical detox centers in the Boston area to provide our participants with a safe and effective detox experience. Once detox is complete, they return to our facility to continue their addiction recovery with therapy sessions that teach them healthy coping skills to maintain sobriety and lead productive lives. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and ready to make a positive change, call 833.970.2054 today for an effective drug or alcohol detox to help you get through withdrawals.
How Does Detox Work in Rehab?
What is medical detox, and how does detox work in rehab? Medical detox is a process where participants take certain medications and receive medical care to help reduce withdrawal symptoms from drug or alcohol addiction.
Instead of releasing a massive amount of dopamine, detox medication fully or partially blocks the euphoric effects of drugs and alcohol while still providing the necessary pain relief. The types of medication used during detox can include:
Because there is a risk of forming an addiction to the medication, medical staff will administer medication and monitor your progress throughout your drug detox. They will adjust your medication to ensure you get the maximum benefits with minimal risks.
At Clearhaven Recovery, we partner with the top medical detox centers in Boston to provide you with the most effective form of addiction treatment for your unique symptoms. Since addiction affects each person in different ways, our certified staff will work with you to determine the best form of treatment based on your current physical and mental health and whether medical detox is necessary.
How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?
Alcohol detox typically lasts from 7–10 days but can take several weeks to months, depending on the severity of the addiction and how much you consume. Here is an average timeline for alcohol detox and some of what you can expect:
- 6–12 hours – Just a few hours after your last drink, withdrawal symptoms will begin and intensify the longer you abstain from alcohol. Symptoms can include headache, insomnia, anxiety, nausea, and stomach pains.
- 12–48 hours – Withdrawal symptoms continue to intensify, with some participants reporting seizures and hallucinations.
- 48–72 hours – Withdrawal symptoms will peak between the second and third day. This stage is the most dangerous as it can cause rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, confusion, sweating, and delirium tremens.
- 72 hours or more – Withdrawal symptoms will slowly diminish over the next 7–10 days. In some cases, participants will need to stay in alcohol detox for several weeks until their physical health has returned.
Clearhaven Recovery: Helping You Detox Through Our Partnership with the Top Medical Detox Centers
At Clearhaven Recovery, we provide effective alcohol and drug detox through our trusted medical detox partners in the Boston area. We will work with you to determine your goals and the best addiction treatment program for your symptoms that can include:
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Day intensive outpatient program
- Night intensive outpatient program
To learn more about medical detox and how it can help your addiction recovery, call 833.970.2054 today to speak with our knowledgeable staff about detox and how it can safely get you through your withdrawal symptoms.