What Is Medical Detox?
Medical detox is a fundamental first step in addiction treatment. During a medically supervised detox, the body removes 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?
If any of these apply to you, stopping safely may require medical detox. We’re here to help.
What to Expect In Our Medical Detox Program
Before medical detox starts, we assess each patient’s drug and alcohol use, physical and mental state, and any co-occurring disorders to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Patients at The Recovery Village Columbus detox in quiet, private rooms and receive 24-hour medical care, medications to manage withdrawal symptoms as medically appropriate, and nutritious meals to bolster health. They’ll also begin one-on-one counseling sessions with their licensed therapist.
24/7 medical monitoring
Medication-assisted treatment (when appropriate)
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Speak with a Recovery Advocate who can answer your questions and get you started in treatment that’s right for you.
Using Insurance for a Medical Detox
The Recovery Village Columbus is in-network with most national and local insurance providers. We can verify your insurance coverage or discuss private payment options with you.
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FAQs About Medical Detox
How long is medical detox?
The length of time detox takes depends on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms and your physical health. Most clients complete the medically supervised detox period in 7–10 days.
Can I detox at home?
We do not recommend detoxing at home. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable and demotivating, leading to relapse. Alcohol and opioids, in particular, have withdrawal symptoms that can be fatal without immediate medical care.
Does medical detox work?
Yes, 24/7 medical supervision ensures your drug or alcohol detox is successful. However, detox is only the first step in addiction treatment; you’ll continue with additional treatment and counseling to stay on your recovery journey.
Will I receive methadone, suboxone, etc. during detox?
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How can I pay for medical detox?
Insurance may cover some or all of the cost of medical detox. Without insurance, The Recovery Village Columbus can discuss private payment options with you.
Will I lose my job if I attend medical detox?
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