Some people are apprehensive about entering an addiction rehab program because they\u2019re fearful of detox. Rest assured that Promises medical team provides alcohol and drug detox that\u2019s safe and as comfortable as possible. Here, you\u2019ll undergo medical detox that\u2019s both compassionate and effective. Our drug detox centers and inpatient treatment programs are set in soothing, home-like environments. After you complete medical detoxification, you\u2019ll take part in residential rehab that\u2019s truly life-changing. What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox Like? We understand entering drug rehab is stressful. We\u2019re here to help you every step of the way. Promises inpatient rehabs start with drug detox, if needed. Then you\u2019ll continue with substance abuse treatment. During medical detox, we manage the physical changes that happen after repeated drug use. We also provide the highest level of comfort and support. Our mental health professionals use evidence-based medications and alternative therapies. Here\u2019s what you can expect during the alcohol and drug detox process: Comprehensive Assessments by a Medical Team Your treatment team will administer physical exams and psychological assessments. These helps us determine the most effective drug detox approaches based on your: \tDrug(s) of abuse \tMedical history \tHealth issues \tIndividual needs \tCo-occurring disorders Alcohol and Drug Detox Tailored to You Like the rest of the addiction treatment experience at Promises, drug detox is tailored to your needs. Your treatment plan in medically assisted detox considers the type and severity of your addiction. Some people may not be able to benefit from starting treatment while in drug and alcohol detox. We don\u2019t require you to take part in structured groups or other programming. But if you\u2019re ready to begin substance abuse treatment, you can attend groups and therapy sessions during Promises\u2019 detox program. Round-the-Clock Care Promises medical team monitors you around the clock. We check vital signs and make sure you\u2019re feeling comfortable and cared for. We\u2019ll be there to promptly attend to discomfort from drug withdrawal symptoms. Medications to Ease the Withdrawal Process Promises\u2019 medical professionals may prescribe research-backed medications as clinically appropriate. These medications ease psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms. Taming drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms is an important part of relapse prevention. Many people who try to detox on their own never make it to inpatient rehab. They relapse. Without medical assistance, painful withdrawal symptoms drive them to drink or use drugs before completing the process. Alternative Approaches Some of our drug detox programs use alternative approaches to help manage withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the Promises treatment center, these may include therapeutic massage or acupuncture. Home-Like Comfort Far from a hospital-like treatment facility, our drug and alcohol detox centers are welcoming. You\u2019ll enjoy comfortable furnishings and warm d\u00e9cor in serene settings. When you\u2019re feeling better, you\u2019ll appreciate well-balanced meals and inviting gathering areas. How Long Does Drug Detox Take? Medical detox typically takes 2-7 days, depending on the drug and individual. For some substances, lingering effects of withdrawal syndrome may continue for weeks to several months. This may include anxiety, depression, insomnia and cravings. The time it takes to detox depends on: \tThe drug(s) abused \tHow long you\u2019ve been abusing substances \tHow much of a drug you\u2019ve been abusing \tYour physical and mental health While drug detox is different for everyone, general timelines for commonly abused drugs include: Alcohol Detox People with alcohol use disorders may begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms about six hours after their last drink. When a substance abuser stops drinking,\u00a0alcohol detox program\u00a0in three phases: \t1-3 days after last drink\u00a0\u2013 This is the first and most dangerous phase of alcohol withdrawal. Your body tries to reestablish normal functioning without alcohol. Without medical treatment and alcohol rehab, you\u2019re at high risk for: \tSeizures \tDelirium tremens (DTS) \tDehydration \tHeart palpitations \tOther severe symptoms \t5-7 days after last drink\u00a0\u2013 Alcohol withdrawal symptoms lessen in intensity. Dangerous withdrawal symptoms like delirium tremens are usually over. You may still have anxiety, insomnia and gastrointestinal problems. You will probably feel well enough to attend alcohol treatment at this point. \tWeeks to months after last drink\u00a0\u2013 You may continue to experience mild anxiety, lethargy and other psychological symptoms. Your brain continues to rebalance and your body mends from the damage of alcohol abuse. Opiate Detox Opioid withdrawal syndrome typically begins within one day if you\u2019ve been abusing opiates. The first 72 hours of opioid detox are usually the most difficult. Opiate drug withdrawal symptoms include: \tElevated heart rate \tMuscle and bone aches \tVomiting \tChills \tStomach cramps \tIntense cravings Typically these symptoms subside by day three to five. Lingering symptoms may include fatigue, chills and muscle soreness. Psychological symptoms like depression and anxiety may last for several weeks or months. Benzo Detox The first three days of benzo drug withdrawal can be the toughest. Without medical treatment you may experience: \tPsychotic episodes \tHeart palpitations \tPanic attacks \tSeizures Less intense benzo withdrawal symptoms like insomnia and anxiety get less severe over several months. Stimulant Detox The length of stimulant withdrawal depends on the type of stimulant. It also depends on how fast-acting the stimulant is. Usually you\u2019ll experience a \u201ccrash\u201d within a day or two of the last dose. During this time, methamphetamines and cocaine can bring about physical and psychological complications. Withdrawal symptoms range from paranoia and depression to tremors and aches. Sleep issues as well as depression or anxiety may linger for several weeks. Can I Detox at Home? Self-detox or going \u201ccold turkey\u201d is when people quit using drugs or alcohol without medically assisted care. Medical professionals can ease drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms with pain management medications. We make sure drug detox is safe. While the intentions of self-detox are positive, the outcomes are often not. Many people who self-detox turn to drug or alcohol detox centers after failed attempts to \u201cgo it alone.\u201d Others will have such a negative self-detox experience that they fall back into their addiction. Some may even have fatal outcomes. Drug and alcohol detox at home comes with many risks. If conducted improperly or without medical supervision, drug and alcohol withdrawal can be painful. It can even be life-threatening in certain cases. The discomfort of withdrawal is one reason people relapse or delay treatment. Self-detox does not provide the support needed to maintain sobriety. Drug and alcohol detox is only the first step in recovery. The most effective medical detox centers provide 24\/7 medical care. They also use research-backed medications to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. At Promises Treatment Centers, nearly all of our clients complete medical detoxification. Then they move forward with their drug and alcohol rehab program. That\u2019s because we use evidence-based approaches to make detox as gentle and comfortable as possible. You\u2019re in good hands with our compassionate, trained medical professionals. What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Detox? Medical detox is an important step in sobriety, but it\u2019s not the last. The\u00a0National Institute on Drug Abuse describes detox as the first stage of alcohol and drug treatment. Detox should be followed by drug addiction treatment. Removing drugs and alcohol from your body doesn\u2019t address the reasons you abuse substances. Detox only begins to touch on the mental and emotional issues that fuel drug abuse. Inpatient drug rehab provides a safe place to focus on getting better. After a safe and comfortable detox, Promises treatment team will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and preferences. Treatment plans may include treatment options like: Individual Therapy One-on one counseling with a trained therapist helps you dig deep into the underlying reasons that fuel substance use disorders and mental health issues. Our counselors draw on evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing therapy. Group Therapy Group therapy program is an important part of alcohol and drug treatment. You\u2019ll connect with others who can relate to what you\u2019re going through. Peers who\u2019ve \u201cbeen there\u201d may offer new solutions to your problems \u2014 and you\u2019ll do the same. Guided by a group leader, you\u2019ll learn healthy communication skills and gain new insights into yourself and your interactions with others. Family Therapy Loved ones\u00a0take part in addiction treatment and rehab as appropriate. We offer family therapy and family programs that help loved ones repair relationships. You\u2019ll learn how to best support each other and move forward with healthier communication. Dual Diagnosis Treatment Many people that struggle with substance abuse and addiction have underlying mental health issues. We offer expert psychiatric care to address co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety. We\u2019ll prescribe non-addictive medications as appropriate. Relapse Prevention You\u2019ll learn coping skills to help you stay sober when you leave Promises\u2019 rehab centers. You\u2019ll also engage in sober activities to learn to have fun without the effects of drugs or alcohol. Aftercare Planning Treating alcohol and drug addiction continues once you leave inpatient rehab. Some of our addiction centers offer long-term aftercare programs. All of our residential rehabs provide aftercare planning so you have resources in place to help you succeed in sobriety. Aftercare planning might include: \tAppointments with therapists and psychiatrists \tSupport groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other 12-step programs \tAlternatives to 12-step programs like Rescue Recovery and SMART Recovery support groups \tReferrals to step-down care like intensive outpatient rehab or sober-living residences \tPromises\u2019 alumni meetings and events Does Insurance Cover Alcohol and Drug Treatment? Alcohol and drug treatment may be more affordable than you think. Many insurance plans include a behavioral health care component that extends benefits for time in drug detox centers, inpatient addiction centers or outpatient rehab. Drug rehab insurance benefits may cover all or a large percentage of your costs. Promises is in-network with several insurance providers. We also accept out-of-network insurance plans. Call Promises today for a free insurance coverage check; \u00a0. We\u2019ll work directly with your insurance provider to determine what substance abuse and mental health services you\u2019re eligible for. Take the First Step to a Better Life In the beginning, you aren\u2019t expected to have a clear plan for how to get from where you are now to where you want to be. You may not feel ready to give up drugs and alcohol. You may not know what\u2019s next for you after a drug detox program. That\u2019s why we\u2019re here \u2013 to guide you along the road to recovery, one step at a time. Call Promises treatment centers today. We can help.