What Is Medical Detox?
Medical detox is an important first step in addiction treatment. During a medically supervised detox, the body rids drugs and alcohol from its system, which can involve uncomfortable or dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our medical team provides 24/7 supervision and treatment for symptoms to make detox as safe and comfortable as possible.
Is medical detox right for me?
Safely quitting drugs or alcohol may require medical detox if any of these apply. We’re here to help.
What To Expect in Our Medical Detox Program
Before medical detox, we assess each patient’s drug and alcohol use, physical and mental state and any co-occurring disorders to create a complete treatment plan.
Patients at Orlando Recovery Center medically detox in quiet rooms and receive 24-hour medical support, medications to manage withdrawal symptoms as medically appropriate and nutritious meals to strengthen health.
A safe, substance-free environment
24/7 medical monitoring
Treatment for withdrawal symptoms
Medication-assisted treatment (when appropriate)
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Orlando Recovery Center is in-network with most national and local insurance providers. We can confirm your insurance benefits or discuss private payment options with you.
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FAQs About Medical Detox
How long is medical detox?
How long medical detox lasts depends on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms and physical health. Most patients complete medically supervised detox in six to nine days.
Can I detox at home?
We do not recommend detoxing at home. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable and demotivating, leading to relapse. Specifically, alcohol and opioids have withdrawal side effects that can be fatal without immediate medical attention.
Does medical detox work?
Yes, 24/7 medical supervision ensures a successful drug or alcohol detox. However, medical detox is only the first step of addiction treatment; you’ll continue with additional therapy and counseling to stay on the path to recovery.
Will I receive methadone, suboxone, etc., during detox?
Orlando Recovery Center offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as medically appropriate. Your clinical team will determine your needs and eligibility for MAT
How can I pay for medical detox?
Insurance may pay for some or all of medical detox. Without insurance, Orlando Recovery Center can discuss private payment options.
Will I lose my job if I attend medical detox?
Several laws are in place to protect employees when they participate in medical detox and rehab.
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