For many individuals, detoxification is the first step toward recovery. Detoxification is the process of eliminating all traces of alcohol or drugs from the body while managing withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the severity of drug or alcohol abuse, abruptly quitting certain substances can lead to withdrawal symptoms that can be severe and even life-threatening.
That is why detoxification at the Recovery Center is medically supervised. Just as everyone’s addiction is different, the way an individual’s body reacts and responds to detox can also vary. Therefore, this process can last anywhere from 1 to 5 days. Because the Recovery Center is a department at Manning Regional Healthcare Center, a full-service hospital, all individuals who undergo detoxification are surrounded 24-hours-a-day by an interdisciplinary team of experienced and knowledgeable medical and nursing staff.
Once a patient’s body has stabilized from withdrawal symptoms, a recommended individualized treatment program can be developed.