Whether you’ve become addicted to prescription medications, street drugs, alcohol or a combination of substances, medically supervised detox is a specialized inpatient program that is designed to help you through the physical withdrawal process. Our team of licensed, experienced detox experts provide 24/7 care that includes a comprehensive medical assessment and ongoing management of your withdrawal symptoms in a safe, comfortable environment.
Don’t let fears over the detox process keep you from taking control of your life. Getting clean and sober is a critical step in your long-term recovery journey, and we’re here to provide you with the support, guidance and expert medical care you need to detox safely.
Inpatient Medical Detox
At FHE Health (formerly Florida House Experience), a licensed South Florida detox center, we offer our patients medically supervised drug and alcohol detox treatment programs. Our South Florida inpatient residential detox program is designed to help those living with addiction begin their treatment while supporting them through the potential struggles of substance abuse withdrawal symptoms.
While going through their detox process, all of our patients are under the care of addiction medicine doctors, registered nurses, and licensed therapists who provide around-the-clock supervision and support. And because every patient is unique, our detox services are customized based on a comprehensive intake and medical assessment process.
Our on-site medical detoxification program protocols make detoxing as safe, comfortable, and effective as possible.
We specialize in:
And because we know that many people who struggle with substance abuse also have mental health issues, our medical detox center is staffed by professionals who understand the unique challenges faced by people who live with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Want to Learn More?
Call us today to ask about our programs.
Can You Detox at Home?
Contrary to what some people might think, detoxing from prescription drugs, street drugs, alcohol or a combination of substances takes more than willpower—it triggers complex, and potentially dangerous, changes throughout the body.
How an individual feels and the potential symptoms they experience during detox depends on what drugs they’ve been using, how frequently they use and how long they’ve been addicted. Their overall health and wellness, age and medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular issues, depression, and anxiety can also impact their experience in detox.
Detoxing alone puts the person at serious risk of suffering from a variety of life-threatening medical conditions, including cardiac arrest, suicidal behaviors, psychosis, severe dehydration, and seizures.
Trying to go cold turkey alone is rarely successful, and frequent failed attempts at detox can sabotage the individual’s plans to get sober and stay that way.
What Should You Expect During Detox?
During the medical detox phase, individuals progress through three phases, including evaluation, stabilization, and transition to treatment. This process lays the groundwork for successful recovery.
During the evaluation stage, the individual completes several screening tests. These include drug and alcohol screenings, psychological and medical assessments,and evaluations for co-occurring disorders. These tests, which are conducted by nurses and a physician, provide the treatment team with the information they use to create individualized plans to fit the client’s unique needs.
After an evaluation, the individual begins the medical detox phase. During this phase, all traces of the addictive substance are flushed from the individual’s body, which may have side effects ranging from mild to life-threatening. By detoxing at a trusted rehab facility, individuals have access to medications and therapies to help them manage their pain and focus on recovery.
Transition to Further Treatment
Once the individual has progressed through the medical detox phase, they begin the main portion of their addiction treatment. At this point, they begin to address the physical and psychological factors that contributed to their addiction.
Depending on their needs, clients may be directed toward one of several treatment options, including:
- Residential program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Traditional outpatient program
How Long Does Detox Last?
In most cases, the detox phase lasts between seven and 10 days, depending on a range of factors such as how much of the addictive substance the individual has been using and for how long, their unique body chemistry and mental functioning, and the severity of their withdrawal symptoms.
How Do Medical Professionals Help at a Medical Detox Center?
During the first hours and days of your detox process, our medical staff closely monitors the client’s physical and mental health. We do this by performing frequent checks of their vital signs (temperature, heart rate, and oxygen saturation rates), observing them, and providing ongoing psychological support. If the individual and their treatment team decide medical detoxification is the best option, they’ll be administered very specific doses of prescription medications to help them safely taper off their drug dependence.
FHE Health drug and alcohol detox facility is nationally accredited, and all of our staff members have extensive training and recognized credentials in addiction medicine. Our doors never close, and we have 24-hour medical professionals on-site at all times. We are ready at any moment to assist our patients with anything they need to start their recovery comfortably and successfully.
What Withdrawal Symptoms Can I Expect During the Detox Process?
The symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction withdrawal can range from mild to severe depending on a number of factors, including the substance that was being abused, the duration of the addiction and any underlying medical conditions.
Our goal at FHE Health is to make the client’s substance abuse treatment as comfortable and safe as possible so they continue making steps toward their addiction recovery and aren’t as likely to return to substance abuse.
Some of the most common symptoms addicts experience during the detox process are:
- Drug and alcohol cravings
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Excessive sweating, headaches, itchiness and nerve pain
- Difficulty either getting to sleep or sleeping for extended periods of time
- Trouble with memory and focus
- Delirium Tremens (shaking, hallucinating, confusion)
- Feelings of panic, anxiety, depression and/or anger
- Irritability, mood swings, and hypersensitivity to light, sounds and/or odors
The most severe detox symptoms tend to occur anywhere from 4 to 24 hours after last using the substance and can persist for hours, days or even weeks. Some patients also experience a recurrence of their detox symptoms after they have been clean and moved on to rehab. That’s why it’s important for the individual to continue recovery immediately after they’ve been discharged from our medical detox center.
FHE Health’s drug and alcohol detox facility is nationally accredited. Our doors never close. We have medical professionals on staff at all times. We are ready at any moment to assist our patients with anything they need to start their recovery comfortably and successfully.
The most severe detox symptoms tend to occur anywhere from 4 to 24 hours after last using and can last for hours, days or even weeks. Some patients also experience a recurrence of their detox symptoms after they have been clean and moved on to rehab. That’s why it’s important to continue your recovery immediately after you’ve been discharged from our medical detox center.
FHE Health drug and alcohol detox facility is nationally accredited. Our doors never close; We have 24-hour medical professionals on staff at all times. We are ready at any moment to assist our patients with anything they need to start their recovery comfortably and successfully.