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Inpatient Medical Detox

Withdrawal Management/Detox

Addiction stems from altered pleasure and reward responses in the brain, and it can often be fueled by pain or trauma, because of this, detoxification alone is not a cure for addiction. Drug Detoxification (Detox) is one of the most important roles and the first step in the recovery process. Many state that they can’t stop using drugs/alcohol because when they try, the side effects and withdrawals are so unpleasant, that it leads them back to using. Medically monitored detox is available to reduce these unpleasant symptoms and monitor a patient from being at risk of using again, experiencing dangerous side effects or having fatal consequences that can occur from abrupt cessation.

Before any individual can begin the road to recovery or enter a rehabilitation facility, they must rid their bodies of the toxic and harmful substances they have been using.

Doing this in a medically supervised facility like Square One Health, allows each client to go through the detox process with the least amount of withdrawal symptoms and risk. Everyone’s experience is different, which is why the process needs to be tailored to fit every person’s unique experience. While detoxing off of these toxic substances always holds risk, it is drastically reduced by the use of medications and 24/7 supervision from an experienced medical team. The help and expertise of trained medical professionals is one of the most proven ways to decrease the symptoms related to detoxing.

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The Square One Health Way

Here at Square One Health, we use a wide variety of methods to make detox a safe and effective process. Our clients are monitored 24/7 by our Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, and Behavioral Health Technicians who make sure each and every client is comfortable and secure as they go through the detox phases. Our team gets to know clients on a personal level, ensuring that they understand and are aware of every step of the process. Detox is achieved by the use of detox services, like medications, food/fluids, and plenty of rest. All of these techniques ensure the client will be as comfortable as possible and at the least possible risk of adverse effects. Reducing adverse effects and decreasing unpleasant symptoms is the number one goal of detox.

Our facility is designed to meet the unique needs of all clients in detox at every phase in the process.​

How Long Does Detox at Square One Health Take to Complete?

  1. Type of Substance: Different substances have different withdrawal timelines. For instance, the detox process for alcohol may have a different duration compared to opioids or benzodiazepines.
  2. Length of Abuse: Individuals who have been using substances for a prolonged period may experience a more extended detox process compared to those who have used them for a shorter time.
  3. Amount of Substance Used: The frequency and quantity of substance use can also impact the duration of detox. Heavy users may experience more severe withdrawal symptoms and require a longer detox period.
  4. Severity of Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms can vary in intensity from mild to severe, and the duration of detox may be influenced by how severe these symptoms are.
  5. Medical Assistance: Some individuals may require medical supervision or interventions during detox, especially if they are at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms or complications.
  6. Co-occurring Disorders: If the individual has underlying mental health disorders or medical conditions, this can also affect the detox process and may require specialized treatment.


Overall, it’s essential for individuals undergoing detox to have personalized care and support tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. This might include medical supervision, therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and ongoing support to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

What to Bring To Detox

Personal Items

  • Personal identification documents including driver’s license, and insurance card
  • Small backpacks carrying three comfortable changes of clothing 
  • If you smoke, sealed cigarettes
  • Sealed non alcoholic toiletries

Note: Square One Health will not be responsible for your stolen items and belongings. Choose carefully what you will bring to detox.

Stored Items During Your Stay

  • Mobile phones
  • Credit Cards, cash, and Gift Cards
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Beauty products containing alcohol
  • Toiletries containing alcohol

Note: You will receive all your confiscated items except any alcohol/drugs when you are discharged.

What To Leave at Home

You may have guessed some of the prohibited items, such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, dangerous devices, weapons, sharp objects, and pornography. These are some lesser-known items that we encourage you to leave at home:

  • Pillows or stuffed animals
  • Clothing with threatening or sexual content
  • Cameras or recording devices
  • Any types of foods or drinks
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, and hand sanitizer

Our facility provides you with linen services, nutrition, and other necessities. We reserve the right to confiscate any prohibited items we find.

Additional Help During Detox

Besides addressing the physical symptoms of withdrawal, an inpatient facility often helps patients manage factors beyond physical substance abuse. Many times, individual counseling and group therapy are introduced during the detox process. These help to address mental health issues and to get to the root of the addiction. Also, they provide tools to help manage triggers and cravings that can lead to relapse in the future.

For more information about our facility and our program, contact us today.

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