At Alliance Health Center, we understand substance abuse as a chronic, progressive and often fatal disease. We also know it can be identified and treated. Early intervention can prevent the dangerous consequences that escalate as the disease progresses. For many individuals, the first step to recovery is detoxification.
Medical detoxification at Alliance is managed by a psychiatrist who carefully chooses and monitors medications to help patients go through withdrawal symptoms with minimal discomfort. We offer detox for various substances including alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines and pain medications. Suboxone is only used in cases of opiate detox.
The length of stay in this unit varies due to many factors, but most people complete the process within five to seven days. In some cases, patients may transfer to a dual diagnosis track for several days to gain insight into this complicated disease and the mental health issue that often accompanies substance abuse.
After leaving this inpatient program, we strongly encourage patients to transition into our outpatient substance abuse services to maintain sobriety and reduce the likelihood of rehospitalization.