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

Drug & Alcohol Detox

One day you will be so far removed from your detox experience that it will be hard for you to recall the discomfort.

As with most things in life, the brain is profoundly capable of forgetting the things that hurt us physically. This is the good news. That one day, in your recovery, you will try to remember exactly how it felt sitting in detox and you will know that it was unpleasant but the true pain of that emotional and spiritual emptiness will be a distant memory. You will wake up in the mornings and feel a deep sense of purpose and serenity. You will have the freedom to choose whatever you want to do each and every day. You will hear birds chirping and see the sun rising and it will make you feel peace. You won’t be inclined to cover your windows, you won’t have to reach for Advil or a drink to get up, you won’t be sweating, you won’t be shaking. You will have the life you wish you did if only you could overcome your addiction or alcoholism. It is beautiful. It is everything. It is the future all of us hope for.

So, what’s the bad news? You have to go through detox in order to break free from the cage your addiction has put you in. Like most things in life, they are hard before they are easy. We aren’t going to pretend like detox isn’t hard here. We know it is difficult, we know that if you are here, the path you have traveled has not been easy.

Fortunately, in today’s ultra-modern world the experience of detox is not something you have to avoid at all costs. And if you are sitting here reading this today, wondering about detox, that is probably what you have been doing up until this point; avoiding detox at all costs. What is the avoidance costing you?  Your health, your family, your friends, your emotional well-being, your ability to hold down a job. Every day that you continue on you’re risking jail, risking your life and risking your ability to find happiness and peace for yourself in this lifetime. We don’t need to tell you that though and we aren’t here to write a lecture on all the consequences our addiction has afforded us.

We are here to describe for you the detox process. How you can get through it. Why it is necessary, 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.

855.799.1035