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What is Detox?

Anyone preparing to enter treatment, or send a loved one to treatment may be wondering “What is detox?” In simple terms detox, or detoxification, is the process of removing toxins from the body. However, there is far more to detox for drugs and alcohol than this simple definition.

Ridding the body of addictive substances is much more complicated than simply stopping the use of drugs and alcohol. In order to do it not only effectively, but safely, special precautions must be taken by experienced medical professionals. Detox from certain substances can lead to serious complications and even death, without proper medical intervention.

Medical Detox

Upon admission to a medical detox, an initial evaluation will be done in order to assess several different areas. An intake specialist will ask questions to find out medical history, physical condition and current mental health. Getting these details allows staff to develop the most effective strategy possible for detox. Depending on their initial evaluation, some guests will receive medical care and medications to safely stabilize them.

Even after a guest is considered stable, staff will continue to monitor them 24/7. This extra layer of safety is in conjunction with daily groups that provide guests with added support and resources. Offering support groups during detox reinforces the idea of sobriety as a lifelong process rather than a quick fix. Detox alone is not anywhere near sufficient in terms of treatment for substance abuse.

Length of detox will be different for each individual, but will generally range between 4 and 8 days. However, there is no set timeframe. Factors such as which substances were being abused, amount of substances being abused, and length of addiction are all taken into consideration.

Reach Out

Royal Life Centers detox is a safe environment that will comfortably and quickly guide you through the detox process. Staffed with medical experts who know how to minimize and even eliminate uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, at Royal Life Centers guest comfort is always a top priority.

If you’re ready to take the first step in getting sober, Royal Life Centers is ready to help. Call our addiction expert team right away to being your journey today.

Our team of addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because We Care.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” 

– Robert Collier

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Royal Life Centers provides the best quality of care, while extending our genuine hope and belief in each guest that steps into our facility. We strive to give each guest the most transformative recovery experience, not just because that’s what we do— but, Because We Care. We hope for each of our guests to rebuild happy, healthy, and meaningful lives in sobriety.

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