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Drug & Alcohol Detox


The first step toward recovery

Breaking a dependency on drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult. Those who have attempted or experienced it know this all too well. Those who have not could never fathom just how daunting of an undertaking it truly is. There are both mental and physical dependencies that must be severed when attempting to overcome addiction, and they are equally challenging. These bonds can be overwhelming and, far too often, debilitating. In order to begin the recovery process, an individual must first successfully detox. This can take anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks. At BriteLife, the process is managed and monitored by our medical staff, which makes every attempt to keep each client as comfortable as possible throughout.

The highly trained, caring staff at BriteLife is here to help you find freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. Help is within reach.

Medical Detox

For many substance abuse clients, the withdrawal phase of detox is too difficult to handle on their own. For those individuals, BriteLife offers a closely monitored medical detox program that is designed to keep clients safe and comfortable while going through this incredibly challenging process.

Alcohol Detox

The withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol abuse can be incredibly severe. In fact, they can be fatal. It is extremely difficult to detox from alcohol on your own and is oftentimes far more successful when done in a recovery center under the care and guidance of an experienced staff.

Drug Detox

Making the decision to overcome addiction is often not easy and must always be applauded. No one chooses addiction, and those suffering with the disease should be treated with respect at all times. At BriteLife, clients receive nothing by support, encouragement and the tools needed to achieve sobriety.

Heroin Detox

Heroin is one of the most difficult drugs to detox from. The withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings are extremely difficult to manage. Our team guides you through the mental, physical and emotional aspects of this painful and trying stage, while also educating clients about their addiction.


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 others. There is no template for detox, and all situations are different—alcohol detoxification requires a slightly different approach than opioid detoxification, for example. We provide a comfortable and upscale environment at our Hilton Head, SC facility, overseen by medical professionals and counselors who are committed to your recovery and overall wellbeing, which is required for sustainable sobriety.


Give Yourself, and Your Baby, the Lives You Deserve

At BriteLife, we understand the unique needs of pregnant women who are struggling with substance abuse disorders. Our highly trained medical staff helps pregnant women safely detox from drugs or alcohol and provides vital information and comfort care. Our multi-disciplinary team formulates customized plans that minimize risk to the fetus and maximize the possibility of long-term recovery.


A Safe and Comfortable Start to Recovery

At BriteLife, we believe clients should have the option to discontinue methadone maintenance safely or switch to other forms of medication-assisted treatment such as sublocade, Vivitrol, or Suboxone. Our multi-disciplinary team carefully coordinates care, using an individualized detox protocol for each client. Methadone maintenance detox must be approved by the Medical Director and is subject to current dosing history from the clinic, a last-dose letter, and a recent EKG.

What happens after Detox?

Taking the next step

We realize that detox is only the first step to recovery. Our plans consist of strategies that not only treat the physical aspects of addiction but also the mental and emotional. Through our various programs, we ensure clients have the care and resources needed to overcome addiction. Our upscale facility provides clients with resort-like amenities, fine dining, individual and group therapy sessions, and variety of activities, all of which work in conjunction to deliver a happy, healthy recovery.

Substance addictions we treat

There are many forms of addiction and every individual is different. At BriteLife, we understand that a traditional, templated treatment approach will not work. Regardless of your substance-abuse situation, our staff develops customized plans using various methods to provide each client with the care, knowledge and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We also diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be present, as this is vital for truly overcoming substance abuse.

  • Alcoholism
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Meth
  • Crack
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription Drugs
Why it’s important

A critical step in your recovery

The process of eliminating substances from your system is known as detoxification, or detox. During this process, an individual will likely experience a wage range of side effects including pain, cramps, insomnia, paranoia, anxiety, depression, headaches, seizures and hallucinations, among others. The severity and longevity of these side effects, commonly referred to as withdrawals, also vary depending on the individual and substance.

The withdrawal symptoms experienced during detox can be incredibly intense and even life-threatening. Attempting to detox on your own is very dangerous and, therefore, should be done under the care and supervision of trained medical personnel. Medications are often administered to successfully complete the detox process, which makes it even more important to participate in a program like the one offered at BriteLife Recovery. Medications are designed to minimize side effects and reduce the desire to relapse.

Once a client completes the detox program they will consult with our staff, who will develop a customized care plan and help coordinate a transition into either an inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

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