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Drug & Alcohol Medical Detox in Atlanta

Don’t take on withdrawal alone. Medical detox at The Recovery Village Atlanta makes withdrawal as safe and comfortable as possible to help you avoid relapse during detox. 

What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is the fundamental first step in your recovery process. During detox, the body rids itself of drugs and alcohol, often leading to uncomfortable or even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our medical team provides 24/7 supervision and treatment for symptoms to make detox as safe and comfortable as possible.

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Is medical detox right for me?

If any of these apply to you, medical detox may be necessary to stop safely.

  • I keep using drugs or alcohol to avoid feeling withdrawal symptoms
  • I’ve tried stopping by myself before and it didn’t work
  • I’ve been using drugs or alcohol for a long time or in large amounts
  • I’m addicted to alcohol or other drugs, where stopping without medical help could be fatal

What to Expect In Our Medical Detox Program

Before medical detox begins, we evaluate each patient’s needs to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, including your drug and alcohol use, physical and mental state, and any co-occurring disorders. 

Patients at The Recovery Village Atlanta detox in a quiet, private room and receive 24-hour medical care, nutritious and easy-to-digest foods, and medications to manage withdrawal symptoms. They’ll also begin their one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist. 

A safe, substance-free environment

24/7 medical monitoring

Treatment for withdrawal symptoms

Medication-assisted treatment (when appropriate)

Speak with Admissions

Speak with a Recovery Advocate who can answer your questions and get you the help you need. 

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Using Insurance for a Medical Detox

The Recovery Village Atlanta is in-network with most national and local insurance providers. We can verify your insurance coverage or discuss private payment options with you. 

Using Insurance for a Medical Detox

Your Recovery Is Our Mission

If you struggle with addiction, you’re not alone. Read our reviews and learn why The Recovery Village Atlanta may be the right place for your recovery.

Jibril A.
14:13 24 Apr 24
This was the best experience I have ever done was at my lowest point when I came here to RVA and now I am leaving healed I think everyone kept me going and brought me back to life and closer to my faith peace and blessings and always lead with love
Mark G.
13:20 21 Mar 24
I got a lot more than I bargained for. I came for a mental vacation, to get my head clear. To my consternation I got treatment, real life valuable treatment. This place equipped me for the next phase of my sober life. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. There are things that can use improvement but nothing in life is perfect. I got waaay more than I gave. This was definitely a win for me. Love this place and I want to say a very public thank you to the staff and especially my two therapists: Rachel and Jensi. You two were ABSOLUTELY amazing and what I needed
Joseph C.
18:15 21 Feb 24
My time at RVA, will always be a time that I'll forever cherish. I was able to build lasting friendships and discover a part of myself I was afraid to face. Being a member of the transgender community life has been rough. RVA was kind enough to provide me with a room of my own. My Therapist Jasmine Jenkins was the best therapist I have ever had l, and I've had a few. Grace the recreational therapist always went above and beyond for of her patients.
Krista C.
21:47 15 Feb 24
I've been a patient here 2 times and can say the program is solid clinically. Rachel is an excellent therapist. All of the clinical staff and the BHTs are kind and see you as an individual. Special props to Rodney for being so patient and understanding. Ms. Tracey the BHT who is sweet and knows you by name and is the type of person who genuinely cares . These folks know about addiction and addicts. The rules may not be for everybody but if you are truly there to get well and learn how to live then I would highly recommend. If you're looking for a vacation from your kids or just a place to stay this may not be for you. There are expectations for the clients and one of those is acting like an adult who takes recovery seriously. The food may not be restaurant quality but you'll get full. The place is pleasing to the eye and comfortable for the most part. Any issues my roommate and I had and brought to the attention of staff i.e. hot water problems and hvac problems were addressed. In conclusion: if you are ready to get slightly uncomfortable and work hard to save your life RVA is for you.
nicholas G.
20:40 03 Feb 24
Everyone, especially Marissa, has been super helpful navigating the intake process. I am on the way to the facility now in a uber they paid for, we shall see what the future holds.
James G.
14:00 19 Jan 24
Hands down the best place I've ever been to.staff is so caring and the cleanest facility. Thank you guys for everything!

FAQs About Medical Detox

How long is medical detox?

The time it takes to complete detox varies depending on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms and physical health of the patient. Most patients complete their medical detox in 7–10 days.

Can I detox at home?

We do not recommend detoxing at home. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable and demotivating, leading to relapse. Certain substances, like alcohol or benzodiazepines, have withdrawal symptoms that are potentially fatal without immediate medical care.

Does medical detox work?

Yes, medical detox offers a drug- and alcohol-free environment and 24/7 medical supervision to ensure your detox is successful. However, detox is only the first step in addiction treatment and you’ll need further care to continue on the path to long-term recovery.

Will I receive methadone, suboxone, etc. during detox?

The Recovery Village Atlanta does offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as medically appropriate. Your clinical team will determine your needs and eligibility to see if MAT is right for you.

How can I pay for medical detox?

Insurance may cover some or all of the cost of medical detox. Without insurance, The Recovery Village Atlanta can work with you on private payment options.

Will I lose my job if I attend medical detox?

There are several laws in place that protect employees when they attend detox and rehab.

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