Detoxification, also known as medical detox, is the first step in successfully overcoming a substance abuse disorder. Detoxification rids the body of any unhealthy or harmful chemicals, including both drugs and alcohol. Once an individual stops using drugs or alcohol, they can be at risk of physical withdrawal symptoms, as the body is not used to functioning without the abused substance. These withdrawal symptoms can be minimal or can be life-threatening, depending on the substance of abuse and the severity of the substance use disorder. Withdrawal symptoms include, but are not limited to, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle aches, irritability, seizures and headaches.
Pinelands utilizes the latest evidence-based treatment modalities and resources to ensure that the detoxification process is safe, comfortable and effective. Depending on the severity of the substance use disorder, the substance of abuse and the individual, detoxification on average can take 5 to 14 days. Patients are placed in a quiet environment with minimal distractions to ease any anxiety or withdrawal-related symptoms. Each patient is treated with the utmost care and compassion throughout the detoxification phase. If you or a loved one want to explore detox treatment at Pinelands in New Jersey, contact us today.