Drug and Alcohol Detox at JourneyPure Emerald Coast
For most of our patients, drug and alcohol detox is the first step in their recovery journey. Whether a patient has been addicted for several weeks or dependent on a substance for several years, a medically assisted detox may be necessary.
The detoxification level of treatment is designed to remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body safely. In some cases, medication may be given to ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with certain substances, most commonly opiate prescription drugs and heroin. It is not recommended that patients attempt to detox themselves at home or outside of medical care as withdrawal symptoms can not only be uncomfortable, but also dangerous or even deadly.