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The 101 of medical detox

Detox is the first, critical step on the path to recovery from substance abuse. It is the process whereby your body gets rid of all the toxins and begins to re-learn to function normally without the abused substance in its system. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood stages of addiction recovery. Here’s what you need to know most about the detox process.

What does medical detox do?

Detox here at SLO Recovery Centers is intended to give you back the clean slate to begin re-writing your life on. With a strong foundation, you can build new and healthier habits to help you through addiction into recovery. It’s your first step to a new life.

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Can’t a home detox work?

Home detoxes are recommended to addicts with a shocking regularity, given that this is not a safe way to tackle addiction at all. A detox performed incorrectly will have dangerous, and often fatal, consequences. It’s critical to work with a medical detox centre with knowledgeable staff to help you safely through the process

Almost every patient who enters our facility requires a supervised medical detox. Part of this is extensive, 24/7 nursing care. We are capable of handling even complex detoxification and detox where multiple drugs were used. This is an individualised process to ensure safety of the patient.

The 101 of medical detox

Will I need to detox?

Almost every addict on the road to recovery will need to detox. This will include those stepping down from:

  • Pain medication abuse such as
    • Vicodin
    • OxyContin
    • MS Contin
  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics
    • Morphine
    • Codeine
  • Benzodiazepines
    • Klonopin
    • Xanax
    • Ativan
  • Sleeping Tablets
    • Lunesta
    • Halcion
    • Ambien

Upon admission to SLO Recovery Centers, ever patient is assessed to see if detox is required. Regular assessment will continue through the detox process. Once a successful detox has been completed, the patient will either enter Partial hospitalization rehab or a partial hospital in-program, whichever is most suitable. Patients will have access to medical supervision at all times.


Road to drug and alcohol recovery is easy if you follow our extensive addiction recovery guide.