Medically Monitored Drug and Alcohol Detox

We understand you have questions and concerns about the detox experience. Rest assured our goal is to ensure your comfort and safety with our physician-approved Medically Monitored Detox Program. Please be aware that you should never try to detox on your own. In some cases, withdrawal from alcohol and drugs can lead to life-threatening symptoms which require both medication and medical supervision.

Detox to Discharge and Beyond:

A Full Continuum of Care at Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health offers a comprehensive continuum of care several steps beyond what you find at most alcohol and substance use treatment centers. We’re equipped to take you from the first step of your recovery journey – which may be medically monitored detox – all the way through treatment, discharge, re-entry into the world, and participation in our extensive alumni and social support system. This broad scope of service is the exception in treatment, not the rule.

What Exactly is Detox?

detox: de·tox noun

1. Shortened, informal variation of the word detoxification.

In alcohol and substance abuse treatment, detoxification is the process of removing dangerous by-products of drugs, alcohol, or other substances of abuse from the body, monitoring acute and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and preparing the mind and body for addiction treatment.

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Managing Acute Withdrawal Symptoms

Prolonged abuse of alcohol and drugs leads to significant changes in your mind and body. Your brain adapts to the presence of these substances and compensates by altering the delicate balance of neurotransmitters – your brain’s internal messaging system – related to pleasure, pain, reward, and mood. At the same time, your internal organs work overtime to process the toxic chemicals and your musculoskeletal system responds to the changes in your brain chemistry, sending your entire system out of balance.

Over time your body creates a new normal, dominated by the presence of your drug of choice. When you detox and remove the substance from your system, you enter a state of physical and psychological withdrawal. Depending on how much and how long you’ve been using, the acute stages of withdrawal can last anywhere from three to ten days. Symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs of abuse can include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Delirium Tremens (alcohol only)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Panic Attacks
  • Muscle Aches
  • Bone/Joint Pain

Managing these symptoms is a crucial first step in recovery. Without professional help, most people have difficulty handling the uncomfortable physical and emotional aspects of withdrawal, which leads to high rates of relapse. In some extreme cases, people trying to detox without adequate medical supervision end up in the emergency room with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Safe Detox at Lakeview Health

We want you to achieve sustainable sobriety, and we want you to do it in a way that doesn’t put your health at risk. That’s why we offer something unique: a fully accredited, licensed, professionally staffed, medically monitored detox facility right here on our Jacksonville campus. We provide custom designed, physician-approved detox procedures supervised around the clock by medical professionals dedicated to your recovery. Our doctors and nurses provide immediate treatment in case problems arise, administer therapies and medications to alleviate severe withdrawal symptoms, and collaborate with therapists to form the first stages of your long-term, personalized recovery plan.

New Beginnings

Every patient who enters Medically Monitored Detox at Lakeview Health participates in our New Beginnings program, which serves as both an orientation to Lakeview and the bridge between detox and treatment. While your body restores balance in the absence of alcohol and drugs, you meet with your New Beginnings therapist to lay the groundwork for treatment and recovery. At the same time, your case manager begins to formulate an initial individualized recovery plan, and our medical team conducts a detailed biopsychosocial assessment to create a complete picture of your current state of physical, emotional, and social well-being. Clinicians interview your family, and staff addresses and resolves logistics around issues such as court dates, Family and Medical Leave Act benefits, and any other necessary details.

You focus on getting through detox and beginning treatment – we handle everything else.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma-Informed Care

Many people develop alcohol and substance use disorders as coping mechanisms to handle the pain and suffering related to past trauma or self-manage the symptoms of mental health disorders – often without realizing that’s what they’re doing. Alcohol and drugs mask the symptoms, and part of the detox process involves establishing a physical and emotional baseline upon which you can build a new, sober life. It may take a week or two, but once you’re alcohol and substance-free, you and your recovery team can identify the root causes of your addiction problems and address them with our special combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and integrative strategies to heal your mind, body, and spirit.

Gender Responsive Detox Programs

We offer specialized medically monitored detox programs designed individually for both men and women. Learn more about each specific program below:

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Get Treatment for Yourself.

Taking the first step is tough. We understand what’s going through your mind as you consider checking yourself into rehab. We know what it’s like to be afraid of recovery and sobriety. We really do: every single one of our admissions specialists has been through treatment themselves, which means they’ve been right where you are – or somewhere very similar. To get started, provide your contact information below and one of our specialists will contact you within 30 minutes, unless you request a specific call time outside the 30-minute window. They’ll help you begin the admission process, and answer any and all questions you might have – but you have to answer the phone when they call!

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If your loved one is suffering from substance use addiction, we can help. To get started, we’ll need some information. Please provide your contact information below. One of our admissions staff will connect with you within 30 minutes of your inquiry unless you note to call at the desired time below. They will be able to answer your questions and begin the admission process for your loved one. 

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Health Insurance Verification

We accept and work with many major health insurance plans, and do everything we can to make the process of verifying your health insurance simple and stress-free. Use the form below to verify your insurance. Our representatives will follow up with you to let you know the status of your health insurance in a timely manner.

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