An essential first step in the effort to achieve sustained recovery from a substance use disorder is ridding one’s body of the drug or drugs that a person has been abusing. Depending upon the nature and severity of a person’s addiction, attempting to accomplish this without proper professional assistance can be a painful and potentially dangerous experience.
When an individual’s substance abuse turns into chemical dependency, the compulsion to acquire and use the substance or substances that he or she has become dependent upon can become all-consuming. Unfortunately, even individuals who have a strong desire to stop drinking or using drugs can be overwhelmed by their body’s dependence upon the substance or substances that they have been abusing.
Depending upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to what drug or drugs the individual has been abusing, the length of time that he or she has been addicted, and the amounts that he or she has been ingesting, withdrawal symptoms can emerge in the absence of said substance(s) and range from unpleasant to life-threatening.
At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, men and women who have become dependent upon sedatives, stimulants, opiates, and other drugs can complete this process with maximum safety and minimal discomfort prior to fully engaging in the therapeutic interventions that will help them to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.
Under the direction of a board-certified medical director who has been working in the addiction treatment field for more than 25 years, the Pocono Mountain Recovery Center detox unit provides patients with specially designed detoxification protocols to help them effectively transition from active addiction to abstinence.
While a patient is in the detox unit Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, he or she will benefit from round-the-clock medical care provided by nurses, physician assistants, and registered nurse practitioners. The detox unit is also staffed with state-certified drug and alcohol counselors who have specific experience in all aspects of addiction treatment, including detox, as well as a dedicated team of drug and alcohol treatment technicians. From the moment an individual enters detox until he or she is prepared to make a seamless transition to the next level of treatment, he or she will be under the constant care of experienced professionals whose skills are equaled only by their commitment to compassionate care.
As is the case with all levels of treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, all patients receive personalized care throughout their time in detox. Because we understand that there is no such thing as effective one-size-fits-all treatment, we ensure that each person receives the care that is best suited to his or her unique needs. This commitment to customized care extends to the length of time that a person can expect to stay in detox.
Typical lengths of stay in the detox unit at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center are as follows:
- Four to five days for alcohol detox
- Seven to eight days for opiate detox
- Ten to twelve days for benzodiazepine detox
However, the amount of time that any one patient will spend in the program will be determined by his or her health and progress. A person’s detox experience will be complete when he or she has successfully rid his or her body of dangerous substances and is prepared for the next level of care.
For more information about detox, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you, and helping you to determine if Pocono Mountain Recovery Center is the perfect place for you or your loved one.