What is Detoxification?

Detox is the purging of drugs or alcohol from your system. Sub-acute detox may utilize counseling, therapy, and pharmacological methods to obtain physical and mental stabilization. Detox or detoxification is defined as a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. It is recommended to seek professional care for Drug and Alcohol Detoxification from trained clinicians.

Sub-Acute Detox

Sub-acute detox may utilize medications in order to maintain a safe physical balance by managing withdrawal symptoms and curbing cravings. Counseling and therapy sessions can also help to modify negative or self-destructive thoughts and behaviors in order to help achieve a healthier emotional state. Holistic, or alternative methods, may also be useful and effective when employed during sub-acute detox programs in reducing relapse rates and improving overall well-being. The particular sub-acute detox program that is right for you may depend on your level of dependency and length of time abusing substances as well as the type of substance abused.

Call us now to discuss your options for sub-acute detox. We can help you find a program that works for you

At medically supervised Drug and Alcohol Detoxification centers, we can help connect you with, they are equipped to handle detox from many drugs, including:

  • Opioids (heroin, prescription painkillers, morphine)
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin)
  • Barbiturates (Phenobarbitol, Amobarbitol, Pentobarbitol)

At these facilities detoxification for these drugs may not always require medically-assisted detox, such as:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens
  • Ecstasy

Detoxification is the first step toward recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. As your withdrawal symptoms begin to subside, staff will work with you to build a program to help you continue on the path to long-term sobriety. It is crucial during the period immediately following detox to receive qualified clinical care.

There are multiple stages of the Drug and Alcohol Detoxification process. From the time you arrive in our care, we can help you to find a safe and caring place to detox to ensure you detox safely.  After detox we can work with you at our facility to ensure you build a solid sober foundation and continue on to build a life in recovery.


The first stage of detoxification is evaluation by a trained physician. During the evaluation period, your doctor will work on you to assess the level of care you need. Your medical and clinical team will look at your history of drug and alcohol use, the presence of any mental health disorders, and existing medical issues in order to decide what the most appropriate detox strategy will be.


This part of detoxification is the main phase. Through proper medical and psychological care, your team will work to manage your symptoms and keep the discomfort at a minimum during the withdrawal process. During stabilization, a doctor may prescribe medications, clinicians will meet with you, and you will be offered the opportunity to cleanse your body of the abused drugs and alcohol in a safe and caring environment.


Why should I go to rehab?

Accepting that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is a crucial first step in battling addiction. Seeking treatment should follow. Changing Tides Treatment is quite simply your best chance of reclaiming your life and improving a newer and healthier way of living!

What is the definition of addiction?


According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a disease that affects brain structure and function, resulting in a person’s inability to stop using a substance without physical and psychological consequences.

Addiction is a mental health disorder that also results in a diminished ability to control behaviors and to recognize the consequences of continued substance use. It is a chronic condition that, without treatment, can lead to disability or even death. However, like other chronic illnesses, addiction can be managed through specialized treatment.

When is it time to have an intervention?

An intervention is required when a person’s substance abuse has begun to disrupt the ability to function normally on a daily basis. Signs that it may be time to seek treatment include:

  • Inability to keep up with daily work, school, and other responsibilities due to substance use
  • Diminished interest in activities that used to be enjoyed
  • Extensive time and resources spent seeking the substance
  • Relationship damage due to substance use
  • Inability to stop using the substance even in light of negative consequences
  • Strong cravings for the substance
  • Withdrawal symptoms that occur if substance use is stopped

These and other negative effects on the person’s behavior and ability to thrive indicate that a substance use disorder may be present, and it’s time to seek professional help to diagnose and treat the issue.

Do you have payment options?

There are payment options. Insurance is one of the most common ways of paying for rehab. The amount that insurance covers will depend on the insurer and what the health provider accepts.

We accept most private PPO Insurance, private pay, and financing options. Please call us to discuss your options.

Why is Sub-Acute Detox recommended?

Sub-Acute Detox can keep clients safe and control the level of discomfort experienced during withdrawal, which might otherwise be extreme. In addition, some symptoms of withdrawal, particularly symptoms associated with withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines (benzos), can be dangerous or even deadly.

Sub-Acute Detox is also beneficial because cravings during withdrawal can be so intense that it causes the person to relapse and return to using the substance. With the support and supervision provided with medical detox, relapse is virtually impossible. For this reason, medical detox provides a stronger chance of reaching and maintaining recovery from substance abuse