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Drug and alcohol detoxification can be dangerous. That’s why it’s always recommended to have a safe, medically assisted detox under the guidance of professionals whose goal is to reduce your withdrawal symptoms and get you to the next phase of recovery safely.

What is Detox?

Detox is the process of getting drugs and alcohol out of your body. The time it takes for substances to clear from your body depends on a few factors like the period of time and the amount you used. Some withdrawals can take a longer time because of the drug consumed and the way it was consumed. For example, opiate users who snort, smoke or inject may be in for a longer haul detox.

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What should I expect from a Detox program?

At Embrace Treatment Center, we recognize everyone is different. Our process involves three steps to ensure we meet the needs of each client uniquely. Here’s what you can expect during detox. 

  • Evaluation
    An evaluation is the screening process each client goes through before they enter a detox program. First, a member of the medical staff administers a blood test to see the amount of drugs in the client’s system. This testing is important for a few reasons, but MOST important because it helps the medical staff determine what medications are needed for detox. Detox also includes looking into any physical or mental health issues the client may have. For example, if the potential client is dual diagnosis, we need to know that in order to provide the top level of care. During the evaluation staff will figure out what your treatment plan will look like, not just for detox, but for the future of your recovery as well. 
  • Detox
    The next part of the process is the actual detoxification. This part is all about stabilizing the client and getting them the medical or psychological therapy they need. Because detox can be a difficult time mentally and physically, the overall goal is to prevent harm from coming to the patient. Addiction treatment medications are used to reduce withdrawal and prevent any complications from arising. 
  • Treatment
    Once the client has gotten through their initial detox our goal is to get them into an individual treatment program. Treatment is where they’re going to learn coping skills, stress management, and relapse prevention techniques, among many other things. 

It’s important to prepare clients for treatment after detox because detox only clears the body of drugs. It doesn’t offer enough insight into who the client actually is and why their addiction occurred. That’s why most professionals say detox on its own is insufficient. Something (treatment) needs to come after. 

The best chance of success after detox is a treatment plan that delves into the difficult and uncomfortable stuff in order to knock through to your full potential.

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We Have An A+ Staff here to help you

At the core of our detox program is a staff of top notch professionals who make your recovery their business. We believe that providing insightful care and empathetic support is necessary for every client’s success. Our licensed, highly-credentialed professionals and support staff are ready to support you or your loved one in their recovery journey. Detox can be an especially difficult time in the recovery process. That’s why we employ medical professionals who can evaluate your needs and determine if medically assisted detox is the best route for your care.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis exists when someone has a mood disorder and a substance abuse disorder simultaneously. For those with dual diagnosis there are two coexisting disorders. Therefore treatment needs to be specially tailored. It may include additional therapy or a different approach to tackle important issues in order to fully thrive during the recovery process and afterwards. Our recovery staff and support staff are fully ready to help you on your detox journey and beyond.


Detoxification is about clearing the body of substances. Our goal is to make the client comfortable and make sure that no harm comes to them. During this process clients are assigned individual counselors who work to meet their needs throughout the duration of the detox.

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Personalized Care

Detox can be an especially difficult time in the recovery process. That’s why we develop a personalized plan for each client after they complete detox. Clients have the option to continue at Embrace Treatment Center in order to better understand some of the causes of addiction and root them out altogether. 

Do you have insurance? We accept a wide variety of insurance plans. Find out if your plan is accepted.

Get Started Today! Want to get on the road to recovery? There’s no better time than right now to start your Detox program with Embrace Treatment Center. 

Our team is here to help. Whether Detox is for you or your loved one, Embrace Treatment Center is ready to get you the substance abuse treatment you need. 

We use evidence-based care to get our clients the help they need. We treat every client with individualized care. Each client’s individual recovery plan looks different. Find out what your recovery plan will look like by contacting us today.

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What’s stopping you from starting a Detox program today?


The Affordable Care Act made rehab required by insurance companies. That means, under the law your insurance company MUST have an addiction rehab program for you. Your insurance company might want you to work with specific rehab providers. 

Contact us to see if your insurance covers treatment. Also, your insurance company may limit the days you can spend in treatment and they may not cover your entire stay in rehab. 

None of this is a surprise – you’ll know from the beginning what your insurance covers and what they won’t cover. Part of tailoring your individual treatment plan to you is working within the parameters of your health insurance provider to give you the best and most effective care possible. 

Time Off 

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles you to up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave. You may decide to let your employer know you’re attending rehab during this time or you may choose to not disclose where you’ll be. You’re also protected under the Affordable Care Act to seek treatment for a substance abuse disorder.