Detox

a woman thinking about detox programs optionsOur first step is to consult our comprehensive network of detoxification units so that we can recommend the detox center that best suits your needs. Once the detoxification process is complete, long-term treatment and recovery can begin in earnest at Alina Lodge.

During detox, comfort and compassion are crucial. Our trusted detox partners are dedicated to making sure our students are safe and that their needs — emotional, physical, and psychological — are tended to by an expert, compassionate team of medical professionals and support staff.

Getting Started

Alina Lodge is here to give you the tools you need to achieve lasting sobriety. But you must take the first step and reach out to us online or by calling 833.685.1700. Once you have committed to recovery, our admissions team will be with you every step of the way.

What Is Detox?

Detox is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of alcohol or other drugs while managing the symptoms of withdrawal in a medically supervised setting. The length of detox is determined by the amount of substance being used and the period of time a person has been using that substance. It is assessed on a case to case basis. Other factors include a person’s age and health.

“Personally, Alina Lodge means to me a haven that offers hope and a chance for a life free of alcohol and drugs. It means being able to sleep at night, not worrying about my son’s whereabouts.

I think Alina Lodge saved my son’s life…”

– parent of alumni

The Benefits of Detox

Medically supervised detox in one of Alina Lodge’s satellite detox programs is usually the first step on the road to recovery. It is followed by long-term residential addiction treatment at our New Jersey facility, where patients participate in a broad range of therapeutic interventions, including cutting-edge one-on-one therapy practices and group therapy. In this portion of your recovery, you will learn about the root causes of your substance use issues, and you will learn to establish healthy mental and physical routines and develop strategies for avoiding triggers once you have left our facility. 

Detox must take place under medical supervision. As many of our students have discovered, attempting self-detox or going “cold turkey” is a recipe for relapse. Furthermore, each substance has different withdrawal symptoms and leaves the body at different rates. Opiate detox looks very different from alcohol detox, which is different from methamphetamine detox. For this reason, detoxing without medical staff available can be dangerous or even deadly.  

This does not mean that detox is easy or fun, even in detox centers and under medical supervision. But medically supervised detox offers several benefits. Among these are:

  • Medical detox thoroughly removes the substances to which you are addicted to from the body. This allows you to concentrate on what matters most: the psychological and emotional aspects of your recovery.
  • Detox ensures that you are ready for long-term recovery. 
  • When medically supervised, medical staff can often ensure that the intensity of your withdrawal symptoms is reduced.
  • Medically supervised detox gives you the focus and peace of mind you need to move forward in your recovery.
  • Although not a guarantee, medically supervised detox often allows you to avoid immediate relapse.

The detox centers affiliated with Alina Lodge continually monitor patients medically to ensure that they are as safe and comfortable as they can be. 

Contact Alina Lodge Today

If you have tried other programs and relapsed, take the first step of the rest of your life and call Alina Lodge now. When other programs have failed, we can help. Your road to recovery and a happy, productive life — free of drugs and alcohol — is just a click or a phone call away. Contact Alina Lodge online or call 833.685.1700 today.