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.
Is medical detox right for me?
If any of these apply to you, medical detox may be necessary to stop safely.
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.
24/7 medical monitoring
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.
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.
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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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