south carolina detox program

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 South Carolina drug and alcohol detox 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 Recovery provides a comfortable drug and alcohol detox in South Carolina's Low Country. Our detox program is overseen by medical professionals and counselors who are committed to your recovery and overall wellbeing. 

Detox in comfort on Hilton head island

Doctor-supervised 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 South Carolina drug and alcohol detox is necessary, it doesn’t have to be distressing. Our beautiful Hilton Head treatment center provides a safe and comfortable setting for you to commence your journey to addiction recovery. People with severe substance use disorder should seek inpatient drug and alcohol detox because withdrawal can be fatal (depending on substance). Our inpatient South Carolina detox include 24-hour nursing and support.

South CArolina DRUG and ALCOHOL Detox Programs


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 South Carolina, our talented medical team will evaluate your 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 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 typically experience symptoms 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.

Our doctors will use advanced pharmacology to soften or completely eliminate symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal. Clients undergoing detox can also participate in holistic therapies like yoga, massage and acupuncture with the doctor's approval. In fact, most clients report feeling better quicker when participating in alternative therapy.


Our opioid detox programs focus on one thing, getting you safely detoxed without discomfort. For this reason, clients receive detox medicines that will get them through the withdrawal period. With that as a central goal, the client gets to sleep, relax, or take part in one of our wellness therapies (yoga, massage, acupuncture and more).

Opioid detox clients are monitored 24/7 by our nursing staff at our Hilton Head detox. They will keep a keen eye on you for any change in symptoms. In many cases, a doctor will prescribe addiction medicines and make any adjustments needed. As soon as the client gets past their detox symptoms and is stabilized, they can transition into our residential program. Fentanyl (opioid) detox is typically about 5-7 days.


Stopping Xanax (and other benzodiazepines) usage should never be attempted without a doctor’s supervision, as the symptoms of withdrawal from this category of drugs go further than just discomfort. In fact, benzo withdrawal can cause seizures in some people and be life-threatening. Furthermore, stopping Xanax cold turkey will lead to intense withdrawal symptoms and include seizures, hallucinations, restlessness, insomnia and more.


For this reason, detoxing from Xanax and other benzos should always be performed at an inpatient rehab like BriteLife Recovery. Here, clients can get treatment with anti-seizure and other medications to keep them safe and comfortable. Xanax detoxification typically lasts for up to 10 days, although minor symptoms can last for months.




When someone stops taking Adderall after extended use, withdrawal symptoms will begin. Some call this “the crash”, which is why most South Carolinians choose a medically supervised South Carolina detox at BriteLife. Furthermore, clients typically receive addiction medicine that will curb symptoms. The withdrawal could last a few days or weeks depending upon the length of time and amount used. For instance, a client abusing Adderall for years in high doses can expect a longer withdrawal period than someone taking smaller amounts in a brief period. In all cases, our Hilton Head treatment team will work to keep you comfortable throughout the process.



When a client arrives at our South Carolina detox, our main concern is to keep you (or a loved one) medically stable during the process. 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 will monitor you for delirium, high blood pressure, seizures, and other dangerous symptoms.

At BriteLife, we provide a progressive, compassionate approach to getting you detoxified. 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 treatment 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 creating a solid foundation in recovery.

Call us Today and Start Detox Tomorrow

BriteLife Recovery in Hilton Head is your best option for a comfortable medical detox from drug addictions like cocaine, heroin, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, opiates, painkillers, anxiety medications, suboxone, Xanax, or any other prescription medications. Typically, drug detox in Hilton Head last between 5-7 days. At the same time, detoxification completion is required to advance to the next level of care at our South Carolina detox and residential treatment center. Call us today at 866-470-2187 for quick admittance and begin to reclaim your life!

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