Medical Detox in South Florida

You don’t have to face withdrawal by yourself. Our team of experts can support you to ensure that your detox experience is as safe and comfortable as possible, reducing the risk of relapse.

Medical Detox at The Recovery Village Palm Beach

Medical drug and alcohol detox is a critical starting point of addiction treatment. During a medically supervised detox, the body eliminates all drugs and alcohol from its system, which can lead to difficult and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our dedicated medical team provides round-the-clock supervision and treatment for any side effects, ensuring that detox is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Is medical detox right for me?

Medically supervised detox may be required to safely stop using drugs or alcohol if you experience any of the following:

  • I’ve tried stopping by myself before and it didn’t work
  • I use drugs or drink alcohol to avoid uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms
  • I’ve used drugs or alcohol in large amounts or for a long time
  • I’m addicted to alcohol or benzodiazepines, where withdrawal symptoms can be fatal

What to Expect In Our Medically Assisted Drug and Alcohol Detox 

Before medical detox, we conduct a thorough assessment of each patient’s drug and alcohol use, physical and mental condition, as well as any co-occurring disorders. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to develop a customized treatment plan. 

At our Palm Beach facility, patients undergo detox in peaceful rooms with round-the-clock medical support. Medications are administered as needed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, and nutritious meals are provided to support overall health and well-being.

Speak with Admissions

Speak with a Recovery Advocate who can help answer your questions and get you started in treatment that’s right for you. 

Using Insurance for Medical Detox

The Recovery Village at Baptist Health is in-network with most national and local insurance providers. We can confirm your insurance benefits or discuss private payment options with you. 

What Our Patients Say

You’re not alone in your struggle with drugs or alcohol. Read our reviews to learn why The Recovery Village at Baptist Health could be the best fit for your recovery needs.

Steve S.
I've never been to treatment but this place has exceeded my expectations. I spent 45 days here and I recommend this facility for anyone seeking treatment for addiction. The BHT's are understanding, caring and compassionate. Margaret, Natasha and the rest of the Nursing Staff get the job done on a daily basis trending to all medical situations and medications. Chef's Adad and Joe and the rest of the team prepared plentiful and tasty meals everyday. Claudine, Jennifer, Augustine, Charles and the rest of the Group Facilitators do an excellent job with Group and Individual Therapy. Jonathon, Tina and the rest of the Facility Leaders handled whatever issues needed addressed that were outside the realm of whomever didn't resolve. Jimmy the Head BHT and Activity Coordinator goes above and beyond providing fun stuff for everyone and chaperoning shopping trips, church, service work and weekly AA Meetings. The Housekeeping Staff keep the Common Areas clean and tidy. Lastly but not leastly, the House Rockstar, Sonya, is instrumental as Case Manager. She makes sure your exit plan is solid and when discharge day comes, you're ready. This is a work and reward facility. The more work and progress you make in treatment, the more rewards and benefits you get. Recovery Village provided me with the knowledge, skills and tools to treat my addiction on a daily basis, one day at a time. Thank you, for I can say for the first time in my life, I'm sober and it's invaluable. I hope to see some of you again when I return to perform Service Work. God bless everyone there and please continue doing the OUTSTANDING job each and everyone does.
clifton J.
My time at RV was the greatest game changing event of my life .RV GAVE ME FREDOM FROM SELF HATE and showed me how to truly love myself
Great place
Jeffrey C.
I owe my life to The Recovery Village, the staff and therapist showed extreme patience, and respect. The took a lot time to understand me and show the tools I needed to begin recovery. It did not stop there, after I was discharged the kept in contact with me daily to make sure I had everything I needed. I'm a prime example of a total 180 change. I'm 33 years old and I never been so peaceful. If you want peace go to The Recovery Village!
Greer E.
I just can't say enough about recovery village, the therapist especially Mr O are all excellent, the staff is there to help no matter what, I was there 50 days and I came out mentally and physically ready for a new chapter in my sober life
edgar S.
I want to take this opportunity to thank every single staff member at recovery village each of you had a very vital part in my life I want to thank the bht's all the therapist especially Rocky Jennifer the therapistr and Mr Howard you guys were vital to my growth mentally emotionally and spiritually I want to thank the phds and even the cooks in the kitchen and the cleaning crew I'm grateful for each of you God bless

About Drug and Alcohol Detox

During the medical detoxification process, clients cleanse their bodies of drugs and alcohol under the care of medical professionals who help them manage withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal can be simply uncomfortable, or they can be life-threatening, depending on which substance(s) a person regularly used, and for how long they used it.

Though it is not always necessary to begin treatment with medical detox, rehab facilities generally do so since a successful medical detox reduces physical discomfort and promotes safety and commitment to recovery. These efforts can set the tone for a person’s recovery from addiction.

Who Needs Medically Supervised Drug and Alcohol Detox?

A person who has been using a substance for an extended time is likely to need medical detox to treat symptoms of withdrawal.

If someone has been taking one of these drugs, detox care is likely to be needed:

Why Is Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Necessary?

Even for the most well-supported patients, the process of medical detoxification can be a daunting challenge during a delicate time. Medical detox provides a helpful structure and accountability, as well as guidance from professionals to help navigate complex situations.

The medical detox process provides 24-hour support and serves as an excellent template for a sustained recovery. Research shows that people who complete medical detoxification at the beginning of their recovery efforts have better outcomes than those who do not.

How Does Medically Monitored Drug and Alcohol Detox Work?

Medical detox works to cleanse a person’s body of all traces of drugs and alcohol so that they can begin recovery with a new foundation.

Medical detox programs directly address the physical manifestations of drug and alcohol addiction. These consequences include tolerance and dependence. The brain and body are chemically changed when drugs are used regularly. Some of the most significant changes are in chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Two of the most important ones are serotonin and dopamine, which help regulate feelings. Those chemicals surge with the use of certain drugs, creating a feeling of euphoria, or a high.

However, with constant use, drugs have a decreasing influence on neurotransmitters. More of a drug must be taken to experience the same effect. That state is called tolerance. Over time, the body becomes so accustomed to drugs that without it, the body becomes unstable. That state is called dependence. Abruptly stopping the use of a drug while in this state leads to withdrawal.

More FAQs About Medical Detox

How long is medical detox?

The duration of medical detox varies depending on several factors such as the substance used, withdrawal symptoms, and physical health. Generally, clients complete medically supervised detox within 5-7 days.

Can I detox at home?

We strongly discourage at-home detoxification. Withdrawal can be challenging and discouraging, increasing the risk of relapse and overdose. Certain substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, can have life-threatening withdrawal symptoms that require immediate medical intervention.

Will I receive methadone, suboxone, etc., during detox?

The Recovery Village at Baptist Health offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as medically appropriate. Your clinical team will determine your needs and eligibility for MAT.

How can I pay for medical detox?

Insurance may cover some or all of the medical detox costs. The Recovery Village at Baptist Health can also work with patients without insurance to develop a private pay option.

Will I lose my job if I attend medical detox?

When attending medical detox and inpatient rehab, it is usually necessary to take a temporary leave from your job. Thankfully, there are laws in place to safeguard employees’ rights and provide protection during their time in detox & rehab.

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