Medical Detox Treatment
Often medical detox is a necessary first step for individuals seeking addiction treatment.
At New England Recovery Center, we offer clients in acute withdrawal the opportunity to complete onsite alcohol and drug detoxification prior to entering our inpatient rehabilitation program.
Under the supervision of our Chief Medical Officer, New England Recovery Center offers 24-hour nursing and individualized detoxification protocols at our Massachusetts campus to ensure safe withdrawal and minimize client discomfort.
Medical detox is a supervised withdrawal process from addictive substances, under the monitored care of a licensed physician. Prolonged use of drugs and alcohol can cause physical dependence over time. When you stop using these substances, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms can result. A supervised medical detox is implemented to address the immediate physical effects of withdrawal and to flush any toxins left behind in the body as a byproduct of the chemical compounds which are found in alcohol and drugs.
Medical Detoxification – The Best Choice When You Are Ready To Start Recovery
To safely initiate the withdrawal process from most addictive substances, it is preferable (and sometimes necessary) to receive a supervised medical detox in an inpatient treatment center containing a dedicated detox program such as the New England Recovery Center. This course of action is especially recommended for individuals who have been using heavily for an extended period of time, as these individuals are more likely to experience the strongest withdrawal symptoms.
Spectrum’s detoxification programs provide 24-hour medical supervision and compassionate nursing care to ensure safe withdrawal from alcohol, opioids and other substances. During detoxification, the goal is to make clients as comfortable as possible. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are often used to address changes in the brain, mitigate cravings and suppress withdrawal symptoms. Throughout the process, we work with clients to prepare them for the next step in their journey to recovery. Because addiction is a chronic disease, we encourage continued treatment at one of our residential programs where clients can develop and practice the skills needed to live drug-free and sustain their recovery over time.
During drug and alcohol detox, our interdisciplinary team helps prepare clients for the next step in their recovery journey.