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The safe and sane way to manage withdrawalMedically Monitored Detox

We help you handle the uncomfortable – and sometimes dangerous – process of detox with 24/7 supervision, medication as needed, and a full range of medical support.
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Restore BalanceA Clean Slate

Detoxification – what most people call detox – is the process of removing the harmful by-products of alcohol and drug abuse from the body. When you stop using drugs or alcohol, your body begins to detoxify itself, which if not properly managed causes intense emotional discomfort and extreme physical cravings. If you struggle with an alcohol or substance use disorder, the prospect of going through detox may sound intimidating and overwhelming. It may even prevent you from seeking treatment. As scary as it may sound, detox is often a critical first step on your journey to recovery, sobriety, and long-term health. We use specialized medication to help smooth the difficult transition from substance use to recovery.

At Pinnacle Treatment, detox is nothing like what you see in movies or on TV. There’s no sweating it out in a hotel room while a concerned friend watches over you wondering what to do.


Medically Monitored Detox is a time-tested, evidence-based medical process which, when done correctly, is safe, sane, and completely manageable.

Professional Assessment

We evaluate every potential patient to determine if detox is a medically necessary first step on their recovery journey.

If our professional staff recommends detox, you’re in good hands: although not all our locations have detox services on-site, we regularly partner with top-quality detox centers close to all our locations. Every detox center we partner with offers 24/7 medical care and monitoring. Trained physicians and nurses are ready to implement medical interventions as needed to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible the entire time.

Why Medically Monitored Detox?

Chronic exposure to alcohol and drugs leads to significant changes in your mind and body. Your brain adapts to the prolonged presence of harmful external chemicals, your internal organs work overtime to process their toxic by-products and over time, your entire body goes out of balance. For your body, though, this abnormal state becomes the new normal. When you remove substances of abuse from your system, your mind and body react quickly: you enter a state of psychological and physical withdrawal.

Depending on the substance, amount, frequency of use, and length of your addiction, withdrawal from alcohol and drugs can lead to dangerous and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. These symptoms can last anywhere from two to seven days. Common symptoms of withdrawal vary with the substance of abuse, but can include:

  • Seizures
  • Muscle and joint aches/pain
  • Delirium Tremens (present only in alcohol withdrawal)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cramping
  • Convulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Sweats
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia

To ensure your physical safety and emotional well-being during withdrawal, trained professionals provide the medication and supervision you need to clear your body of addictive substances. Detox helps you get back to ground zero, so you can enter treatment and start your recovery journey with a clean slate.

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