Ardu Recovery Center is your safe haven on the road to recovery. Our compassionate team offers personalized care to help you break free from addiction, and it all starts with detox.
“Each year at least 300,000 patients with substance use disorders or acute intoxication obtain inpatient detoxification…” —SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45
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Detox, short for detoxification, is like shedding a worn-out coat, where the body peels away its dependency on addictive substances, unwrapping the potential for a healthier, more vibrant existence.
In terms of addiction, detox is a critical first step in the process of recovery, wherein the body purges itself of drugs and alcohol. Our medical professionals attend to your unique needs and ensure optimal physical and emotional comfort.
As you progress through detox, you gradually regain your strength, much like a tree recovering from a storm.
Here are the primary aspects of a detox.
Detox works like an orchestra, harmonizing the body’s efforts to rid itself of toxins accumulated through substance abuse. As the conductor, our detox center ensures a safe and structured environment, working with your body and guiding the detox process.
The opening act of detox is the body’s own cleansing mechanisms kicking into gear. As toxins exit the system, a cacophony of withdrawal symptoms may emerge, ranging from mild discomfort to severe distress. Our medical professionals monitor and address these symptoms, customizing your care.
Depending on your needs and preferences, we can help you manage the detox process with medication and with holistic detox therapies such as IV amino acid therapy, experiential therapy, and yoga.
As the detox unfolds, your body regains its natural rhythm, and you emerge from the experience with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose. The ultimate crescendo: a life liberated from the discord of addiction, ready to embrace the symphony of sobriety.
Detox is an important first step in addiction recovery, but is not a complete treatment in itself and should be followed by ongoing addiction treatment. Our rehab program fosters a life free from the grip of addictive substances, where you can flourish and reach your full potential.
The uncomfortable and often unbearable effects of drug or alcohol withdrawal are the most common reason for failed attempts at sobriety.
Alleviating the physical and emotional distress of intense withdrawal allows you to focus on the psychological aspects of your addiction. By managing these symptoms with medication—such as Suboxone and Subutex—you can gain momentum in your recovery.
Our “Treat and Taper” program helps you slowly wean off of the controlled substance in your system. This process can help you avoid experiencing some common adverse effects of withdrawal such as seizures, delirium tremens, and others.
We offer 24/7 trained medical staff that are just as inclined to sit and talk you through a difficult time as they are to treat your symptoms with medication. They are passionate about recovery— many of them have been through recovery themselves—and it shows in the way our clients are treated.
Our alternative modalities include a float spa, vibroacoustic lounge, oxygen bar, sound baths, and many others. It’s hospital-level care in a spa-like environment.
Your detox process can be as short as three days or it can last for several weeks, depending on the following factors:
For instance, detoxing from alcohol or opioids can last anywhere from 5 to 10 days, while detoxing from benzodiazepines might take a couple months or even more. Your detox journey is as unique as you are, which is why we customize your detox treatment to your specific needs.
Recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol can be a challenging and even dangerous process. Our detox center is a medical facility that helps make detox easier by reducing withdrawal systems. Your detoxification process will be carefully monitored and managed by our medical professionals.
Detox centers can be specialized in drug detox or alcohol detox. Ardu Recovery Center has medical personnel skilled in both. Our specialists have expertise in managing a wide range of withdrawal symptoms and providing holistic and medication-assisted treatment when necessary, ensuring that you receive the support you need to achieve lasting recovery.
Detox centers provide patients with a safe and supportive environment where they can undergo a medically supervised detoxification process and receive individual treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms. Some of the key benefits of drug and alcohol detox centers include:
Detox centers vary in the types of services they offer and the level of care they provide. Some detox centers are attached to a hospital or an addiction treatment facility, while others, such as Ardu, operate independently. Here are some common types of detox centers:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), many detox programs don’t provide adequate abuse treatment services, which means that few people receive the right treatment after detox. That’s why we at Ardu have a strong rehabilitation program to complement our medical detox facilities, so that you can know you will have the care you need after detox.
Ardu Recovery Center delivers medical detox services in a luxurious setting. We offer a full range of medical and alternative therapies, ranging from nutritional therapy to counseling to sound baths and sweat lodges. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services for our clients, depending on their needs.
There’s a lot of talk about the pros and cons of medical detox vs nonmedical detox. Both options can be helpful, and they can work well together (which is why we offer both). Let’s look closer at each approach to detoxification.
Medical detoxification uses medications and trained medical professionals to make the process more comfortable and safe. It’s a supervised process in which healthcare professionals help manage withdrawal symptoms and ensure your safety during withdrawal. Medical detox is often the best route for individuals with severe addictions, a history of withdrawal complications, or co-occurring medical or mental health issues.
At our Utah medical detox center, you get around-the-clock monitoring and medical support. You also have access to a variety of holistic and nonmedical detox modalities.
Nonmedical detox relies on natural methods, support, and self-care to help people through withdrawal. Methods such as acupuncture, yoga, nutritional therapy, and counseling can assist you in your detoxification process.
According to SAMHSA, nonmedical detox can be affordable and helpful for some people, like those who are young and healthy with no history of withdrawal problems. However, it’s crucial to have trained supervisors and emergency help available. That’s why we have a full medical detox facility available for you—even if you opt for a nonmedical route.
Detox and rehab are both crucial steps of recovery, but they serve different purposes. Detox is the process of removing alcohol or drugs from the body, typically with the help of medication to curb the symptoms of withdrawal.
Rehab, on the other hand, is a long-term process that involves therapy to look at underlying problems that lead to addiction and help recovering addicts build a healthy, happy life. In addition to detox services, Ardu also offers a wide range of rehab services for drug and alcohol addiction.
Detox is different from rehab in that there is a full-time medical staff there to evaluate and treat any bad withdrawal symptoms as soon as they happen. Medication-assisted treatment eases the negative physical and emotional symptoms common to detoxing patients.
Detox and rehab are two distinct stages in the journey towards recovery, serving different purposes like the roots and branches of a tree. In detox, the focus is on the body, but in rehab, the focus is on the person’s growth and emotional well-being. In essence, detox is the groundwork that prepares an individual for the healing and self-discovery that occur during rehab.
In a well-structured recovery plan, detox and rehab work together like the sun and rain, nurturing the individual’s journey towards sobriety. The detox process gives the person a solid base, and rehab helps them grow and become more resilient. Together, both allow you to thrive.
The first and most important step in all addiction treatment plans is detox, but long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation is just as crucial. That’s why detox centers work best when combined with rehab facilities.
Ardu Recovery Center’s detox center is combined with our residential treatment facility to ensure a simple treatment journey with a relapse prevention mindset. Once the patient is done with their detox, the switch to alcohol rehab or drug addiction treatment is smooth and seamless.
When pregnant women are struggling with substance abuse, they need specialized care from medical professionals. A detox program for a pregnant woman must take into account the unique physical changes that happen during pregnancy as well as the possible risks to both the mother and the growing baby.
Here are some substance-specific issues to be aware of for pregnant women looking into the detox process. These recommendations are taken from the SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45.
Ardu Recovery Center is a state of the art treatment center located near the beautiful Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
With a modern and pristine facility, clients have a variety of luxurious amenities to enjoy during their stay including a float spa, oxygen bar, vibroacoustic lounge, and full gym and sauna.
And thanks to our 24/7 medical staff and hospital-level care, clients come to Ardu with the peace of mind of knowing their detox and recovery will be handled with extraordinary care offered by an extraordinary staff.
Ardu Recovery Center specializes in drug and alcohol addiction treatments, including holistic and medically supervised detox. As a medical detox center, we offer the following specialized detox services:
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Common withdrawal symptoms, like feeling sick, throwing up, and having diarrhea, can cause severe dehydration. When detoxing from alcohol, seizures, hallucinations, and delirium tremens can quickly turn deadly without appropriate medical attention. During the detox phase, depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings are not uncommon.
That’s why it’s important to undergo the detox process with the right medical supervision in a professional and compassionate setting..
People can need detoxification from a wide range of legal and illegal substances, including but not limited to the following:
Some substances, such as opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines, can be dangerous to detox from without the use of medication-assisted treatment.
The often mild symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea associated with opiate withdrawal can turn to severe dehydration, making medically assisted treatment a safer, more comfortable option. That’s why opiate detox should be a crucial part of every opiate addiction treatment program.
Detoxing from substances can be emotionally and physically painful. The brain is initially unable to reproduce the endorphins needed to ease that pain, as it’s become accustomed to drugs and alcohol artificially providing them.
By choosing Ardu’s detox programs, unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms can be managed by highly qualified medical personnel, supplemented with medication when appropriate.
Detox is appropriate if you experience physical withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using drugs or alcohol; if drugs or alcohol are affecting your job, relationships, or emotional state; or if you’ve been unsuccessful in your prior attempts at detox and recovery.
Yes, Ardu offers a treatment program specifically for prescription drugs addiction, including painkiller addiction. If you or a loved one are in need of these services, look into our prescription drug addiction treatment program.
Yes, you can get treatment for mental health disorders at Ardu. We offer comprehensive mental health treatment for those struggling with mental illness, as well as a dual diagnosis. Our treatment plans are designed to address both addiction and mental illness simultaneously, as these conditions often go hand in hand. We can help you get over problems with your mental health, such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Yes, Ardu does provide cocaine addiction recovery services as a part of our substance abuse treatment programs. If you or a loved one is facing a cocaine addiction, look into our cocaine addiction treatment services and contact us for more information.
Yes, Ardu does have a heroin addiction treatment program. If you or one of your loved ones has a heroin addiction, we urge you to look into our heroin addiction treatment services. We also offer an opioid addiction treatment program for those struggling with one or more opioid addictions, including fentanyl and morphine.
A residential addiction treatment program provides a comprehensive and intensive approach to helping people overcome substance abuse and addiction. These programs, typically offered by alcohol and drug rehab centers, involve 24/7 care and support in a safe and structured environment.
Through a combination of evidence-based treatments, patients can develop the skills and tools they need to overcome their addiction and maintain long-term recovery.
Aftercare planning is a part of residential addiction treatment focused on developing a plan that outlines needs and goals patients have in their recovery. This helps individuals maintain their sobriety and avoid relapse after completing a formal treatment program.
When looking for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, consider the program’s approach to addiction recovery and select one that resonates with your own approach. Look for a program that offers a wide range of therapies to address the underlying issues of addiction.
Additionally, consider the level of care offered by the program. Residential treatment programs offer 24/7 care and support, while outpatient programs allow for more flexibility in scheduling but may not provide as intensive of care.
At Ardu, our medical professionals are passionate about drug and alcohol recovery and it shows in the way our clients are treated.
Yes, Ardu does have a meth addiction treatment program. If you or someone you care about is grappling with meth addiction, we encourage you to explore our meth addiction treatment services.
Yes, you do need to verify your insurance for our rehab admissions process. Luckily, you can do so quickly and easily by sharing your information on our insurance verification page. To learn more about this process, read our rehab admissions page.
Yes, Ardu offers both outpatient rehab and inpatient rehab options. Outpatient rehab programs offer flexibility and allow individuals to receive treatment while continuing to work, attend school, or care for their families.
Our inpatient rehab programs provide a higher level of care and supervision, allowing individuals to focus solely on their recovery without distractions from the outside world.
For most substance addictions, 3 days is not sufficient for a detox. Depending on which substance is in your system, expect the detox process to take from one to eight weeks, though it can sometimes take even longer.
Drug detoxification involves a series of complicated body processes that get rid of the toxins and metabolites that come from using drugs. These processes occur in metabolic pathways, organ systems, and cellular functions.
Drug detox involves two important phases that happen concomitantly:
Detoxification is an important part of the road to recovery, and it requires a full understanding of the drug’s pharmacokinetics, the person’s physiology, and any problems that could come up during the process.
Mina Draskovic, B.Psy., reviewed this content for accuracy on 4/11/23