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Medical Detox – The First Step To Recovery

We understand you have questions and concerns about the medical detox experience. Rest assured our goal is to ensure your comfort and safety with our physician-approved detox. 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 medical 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 Is Medical 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 With Medical Detox

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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Detox Safely At Our Medical Detox Center

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. Whether you’re looking for an alcohol detox, drug detox, heroin detox, or opiate detox, know that we offer something unique: a fully accredited, licensed, professionally staffed, medical 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 medical 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 Patient Advocate 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 alcohol and drug 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 medical detox programs designed individually for both men and women. Learn more about each specific program below:

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