Drug and Alcohol Detox

The first step to recovery is to cleanse one's body of the toxins that infect it. Drug and alcohol detox allows individuals to rid their bodies of the substances they have been abusing, and get on with their recovery. Seacliff Recovery connects clients with safe detox services. Our philosophy at Seacliff Recovery Center is that the best and most effective path to recovery is a mind-body-spirit focus. Without detox, the connection is fragmented, and it is impossible to start the active rehab phase. Drug and alcohol detox is an active process that helps remove the toxins and addictive substances from the person's body.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

Some of the symptoms of drug and alcohol detox can be dangerous. Getting rid of the toxins in one's body may cause side effects that are mild or of short duration. Other symptoms are more painful and last longer. Certain substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, can cause dangerous side effects, including death. Effective alcohol and drug detox takes from 2-14 days. Detox is primarily done as an inpatient at a drug detox center, particularly if substance abuse is heavy or has been going on for a long time. At SeaCliff Recovery, we can provide referrals to a detox center to help you begin on your path to recovery. A certified drug and alcohol detox program will help clients through the symptoms of withdrawal, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Inability to sleep
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Depression
  • Nightmares
  • Heart racing
  • Lack of appetite
  • Seizures

Drug Detox Program

Detox isn’t easy, and it can be dangerous if attempted alone. It is important for anyone in need of a drug detox program to be fully assessed beforehand, and to be monitored by medical professionals when necessary. Through medical and supportive care, specialized detox staff will help patients thorough the uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms of detox safely. Certified detox programs will also make sure that the client is eating nutritiously and getting any associated mental health problems that they have under control, so that they can start partial hospitalization program with a clear mind. An individual in drug and alcohol detox needs rest and good food in order to tackle a life of recovery. Going through a drug or alcohol detox program safely means having professional support. The staff of Seacliff Recovery is here to help clients as they come through detox, and as they begin their next steps to recovery. Detox is completed through either a detox center we refer to or one of your choosing. Once detox is completed at, clients enter our treatment programs, which consist of partial hospitalization, followed by outpatient treatment, extended care, and a sober living program. We provide treatment for drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Our staff is equipped to walk families through the entire recovery process, from family intervention services, to rehab and long term care.

If you or a loved one needs help for a drug or alcohol addiction, don't hesitate. Call 800.581.7274 today to learn more about us and the programs we offer.

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