medically-supervised detox TREATMENT

Customized Care Designed to Achieve Real Results

At BriteLife, we recognize that, just as no two individuals are alike, neither are their addictions or paths to recovery. This is why we create customized treatment plans for each client. We build our detox programs and inpatient drug and alcohol programs according to a variety of factors. These include type of substance (alcohol, cocaine, opioids, etc.), duration of use, severity of abuse, mental and physical health, and other factors. There is no template for detox, and all situations are different—alcohol detoxification requires a slightly different approach than opioid detoxification. Regardless, BriteLife can provide a comfortable and upscale environment for recovery at our location facilities. Treatment is overseen by medical professionals and counselors who are committed to your recovery and overall wellbeing. 

A Safe and Comfortable Start to Recovery

Medical detox is a crucial first step in addiction recovery. Detoxing from alcohol, benzos, opioids, heroin, and other drugs can cause severe health issues and should only be done under medical supervision. Support from BriteLife Recovery can help relieve client fears and assist individuals in feeling as comfortable as possible during this first phase of addiction recovery. While detox is necessary, it doesn’t have to be distressing. Our leading detox facilities provide a safe and luxurious environment for you to commence your journey to addiction recovery. People with severe addictions should seek inpatient drug and alcohol detox because withdrawal can be fatal (depending on substance). Our inpatient detox centers include 24-hour support and monitoring.

Alcohol Detoxification

Alcohol is the most common substance used in America today. Drinking large quantities of alcohol on a routine basis can trigger the body to become dependent on alcohol. For example, shaking six hours after your last drink is one indication of alcohol withdrawal, which can be serious. Withdrawal indications often motivate alcoholic drinkers to drink more, to stave off uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This vicious cycle of drinking more to evade withdrawal is common in alcohol addiction. At BriteLife, our talented medical teams will evaluate your medical condition, along with your drinking history, and prepare a safe, comfortable detox plan. Alcohol detox takes about 7-10 days and is a requisite for all levels of addiction treatment care (i.e., residential, PHP, IOP).

Drug Detox Treatment

Drug dependency can start innocently, with doctor prescribed medications, or with pain killers taken following an injury. Sometimes even misuse of prescription drugs leads to ongoing drug abuse, dependency, or even addiction. Sadly, many individuals who become addicted get turned away by their doctors for refill prescriptions and are compelled to dangerous street supplies of heroin, fentanyl, and counterfeit drugs.

Clients undergoing drug detox may experience symptoms and of drug withdrawal. Side effects will depend on the drug of choice, but general side effects of drug detox are likely to include:

  • Mood swings, anxiety and agitation.
  • Body changes such as flu-like symptoms, nausea, and headaches.
  • Cravings.


When a client enters our detox program, our main concern is to get the individual medically stable. Our medical staff monitors each client around the clock, checking vital signs and using medication to counteract the unpleasant effects of drug or alcohol withdrawal. Symptoms are managed using medications that help relieve the side effects such as anxiety, nausea, agitation, muscle pain, chills and more. With alcohol withdrawal, medical staff must monitor for delirium, high blood pressure, seizures, and other dangerous symptoms.

At BriteLife, we provide a progressive, compassionate approach to detox. To ease the side effects of withdrawal and cravings we prescribe medications such as buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol), medications prescribed to reduce the craving for alcohol or opiates.

The next important milestone of detox is to encourage the client to continue the recovery process and begin residential care. Our trained therapists and case managers make this step-down process easier by assisting with the necessary procedures. This transition greatly increases the client’s chances of completing a comprehensive addiction treatment program successfully.

Call us Today and Start Detox Tomorrow

BriteLife Recovery is your best option for a comfortable medical detox from drug addictions like cocaine, heroin, benzodiazepines, opioids, ADHD, narcotic painkillers, anxiety medications, methadone, suboxone, Xanax, or any other prescription medications. Typically, drug detoxifications last between 5-7 days. Safe detoxification completion is required to advance to the next level of care at all addiction rehab centers. Call us today at 866-470-2187 for quick admittance and begin to reclaim your life!

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