Learn more about medical detox for alcohol withdrawal at our Colorado and Virginia locations.
Alcohol addiction affects every aspect of your life, including relationships you have with friends and significant others, connections with family members, and mental and physical health. Despite knowing the risks, a lot of people continue to use alcohol as a means of coping or “numbing out”
Attempting to go through detox and withdrawal without medical assistance can make the process more painful and uncomfortable, and can lead to severe health problems, and in some cases, even death.
Without the use of medication to assist in reducing physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, the likelihood of relapsing is high and there is the risk of overdosing on the drug. Additionally, having the support of a caring staff and recovery community, can ease the isolation that comes with drug addiction. This is why it’s important to enter into a detox center that offers medication and experienced staff as part of a recovery treatment plan.
During detox, you will be medically monitored by our detox centers’ team of licensed medical professionals. This team includes medical doctors, psychiatrists, and registered nurses. You will also be given medications to ensure that your detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.
Alcohol withdrawal can be a physically uncomfortable and dangerous process. Detoxing at home without being monitored by medical professionals can be detrimental to your physical and mental health and wellbeing, and suddenly stopping the use of alcohol can trigger more severe and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.
During the first few days of detox, clients at Colorado Springs or Virginia Detox Center are assessed regularly by the medical team to ensure that they are being given the best care possible for their condition. Assessments include making sure that vitals are stable, pain is managed, and that they are not experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
Some typical symptoms of withdrawal include the following:
One of the reasons that detoxing on your own without medical supervision is not recommended is because of the more serious and life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal you may experience. This can include kidney dysfunction, rapid heart rate or tachycardia, and seizures.
Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, but can be extremely unpredictable. Completing your alcohol detox in a controlled environment where you can be monitored is the safest and most comfortable option for you.
Our centers are staffed by medical doctors, registered nurses, certified addiction counselors, licensed therapists and case managers. Each person on the highly skilled team has a passion for helping people gain their lives back from addiction. We have two detox centers. Colorado Springs Detox Center sits in a quiet suburb of central Colorado Springs, while Virginia Detox Center is conveniently located in Chantilly, Virginia.
We offer medically assisted detox as well as inpatient treatment. Our facilities feature twelve comfortable bedrooms with attached bathrooms as well as 24/7 medically supervised care that supports a safe and comfortable stabilization. Because we only accept a limited number of clients at a time, we are able to provide individualized and attentive care to every person in our program.
After you are medically stable, you will be invited to engage in the comprehensive therapeutic treatment program that addresses physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs. We offer individual and group therapy as well as various assessments that allow our clinicians to create the best individualized treatment plan for each individual.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.
Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.
2 – 6 Months
Our Transitional Living Program combines the structure of treatment and group living, with the freedom of living away from home.
This level of care is for young adults (18-30) who are not quite ready to heal from home. A safe and supportive living environment integrated with a PHP or IOP level of care so you learn life skills and healthy coping mechanisms in an environment that’s set up for your success.
2-4 weeks of on-site day treatment.
Our Young Adult Day Treatment Program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care for young adults that offers five days of robust programming a week.
Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help young adults to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.
8-12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.
Our Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address young adult needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.
In our mood disorder track, we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. In our dual diagnosis track, we are able to support young adults with substance use and mental health challenges. Each focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.
Our MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment Program, is offered at both inpatient and outpatient levels of care. MAT assists those struggling with substance use disorder resulting in withdrawal symptoms.
Clients work closely with a medical provider to ensure the safe and effective use of medications to allow for maximum engagement in the treatment process.
We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.