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RECO Intensive
140 NE 4th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Drug & Alcohol Detox

Withdrawal, the suffering of going without. Detox. The first obstacle you have to conquer on this road to long term recovery.

It’s the first hill. It’s the first step.

Once you have moved forward through detox, you will have a new freedom you didn’t have before. That is the freedom to choose what your next steps will be. Your past physical symptoms will no longer have to dictate your future outcomes. The path in front of you, that looks like the rest of your life, hopes, dreams and goals, it will be cleared of the debris that we know as withdrawal symptoms.

The shaking, the sweating, the clenching, the tapping of your feet and movement of your legs as you lay down to sleep. The craving to get high one last time just to get relief, it won’t stand in your way anymore. Nothing has to and nothing can, if you’re willing.

These symptoms, however, stop us from taking the first step because this is how we assume detox will feel.

What we know about withdrawal and detox, is this incredibly uncomfortable and slightly disturbing, fear inducing state, that we have all tried to avoid for most of our substance abuse. A good day was a day when we didn’t have to worry about withdrawal, when we didn’t have to worry about detox.

With a choice to get sober, you are giving yourself the ability to be free of this worry for the rest of your life. And not only worry, but discomfort as well. Detox is nothing like it used to be. It is nothing like the picture in your head of the early 1900s asylum. The modern world has become progressively advanced and effective at treating withdrawal symptoms for substance abuse so there is little to no discomfort through this initial detox process. However, it is still a process.

In the grand scheme of your life, which is now your sobriety, detox will encapsulate between 3-10 days, depending on your substance abuse. It will also ensure your first days of physical freedom are safe and comfortable medically. From there, with these physical chains broken you will have the opportunity to move freely and choose to continue on to the next stage of your recovery. We hope this next stage will be to break free from the more invasive mental, emotional and spiritual barriers your substance abuse has placed on you.

Out the darkness, you can turn towards the light. You can face a new direction. You can look towards a brighter future. We are here to describe for you the detox process. How you can get through it. What it entails and if you are ready, which you may or may not be, hold out a helping hand. We believe in a brighter future for you even if you can’t see it for yourself or your loved one right now.



Delray Beach Alcohol & Detox Center

How Drug & Alcohol Detox Works

A crucial first step in achieving sobriety, Drug & Alcohol Detox serves as a foundation for many forms of addiction treatment. Monitored by a team of medical professionals, the detox process aims to create a space in which substance withdrawal can safely occur. After a complete medical evaluation, individuals experience the various stages of withdrawal and abstinence. As the individual begins to heal, the detoxification of the body from drugs and alcohol acts as the basis of a brighter future.

The Drug and Alcohol Detox Process

The first step in achieving recovery, drug and alcohol detox is both a delicate and necessary process. Upon entering a detox program, an individual will be assessed by a team of addiction professionals. Detox will take place under strict medical supervision, ensuring each individual’s health and safety.

In this critical early stage of abstinence and withdrawal, the suffering individual may experience physical, emotional, and psychological effects. In a secure detox setting, professionals are equipped to treat these effects, recognizing the fragility of the individual’s condition. A good example of this is alcohol withdrawal. A person suffering from alcohol withdrawal may experience delirium tremens or seizures. A medical detox is equipped and can prescribe specific medications to make the process safer and also more comfortable. Medications are given in doses everyday to help manage pain and any dangerous symptoms. Over a period of time the dosage of said medications will be lowered until the addictive substance is totally out the body.

People often believe that detox qualifies as treatment and it is important to realize that the two are very different. Detox is merely the physical cleansing of the body. Finding long term sobriety, most often requires some form of further treatment that includes counseling and holistic therapies. Getting down to root causes and conditions as to why the individual abuses substances will be key. Upon completing detox, an individual will be encouraged to further their recovery through a complementary program. As the body recovers, the mind must also recover. Subsequent substance abuse programs are designed to address the aftereffects of detox, creating capacity for lifelong recovery.

The above service is not part of the RECO Intensive addiction treatment program. However, we recognize that it is necessary and vital to one’s long-term sobriety. If you or a loved one require any services that we do not offer we would be glad to refer you to one of our trusted affiliates.

Discover a better life and call our recovery helpline today.