The National Institute of Drug Addiction (NIDA) defines detoxification as “…the process of allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. It is often the first step in a drug treatment program and should be followed by treatment with a behavioral-based therapy and/or a medication, depending on the situation. Detox alone with no follow-up is not treatment.”
At Renaissance Ranch, we require detoxification prior to admission for people who have been using excessive amounts of alcohol, opiates and/or benzodiazepines. During the initial assessment, our staff will determine if detox is required and if so, we can make the appropriate referral to one of our partner detox centers. This will depend on the type, quantity, length of use and medical history of the client.
Medical detoxification is delivered in an inpatient setting and supervised by a medical doctor and nursing staff. Depending on the above criteria and level of withdrawals, the stay at a medical detox center can vary from 2-10 days. Withdrawal describes the various symptoms that occur after long-term use of a drug is reduced or stopped abruptly. Length of withdrawal and symptoms vary with the type of drug and can be very dangerous if not monitored by a medical doctor and nursing staff.
Once a client enters detox, we monitor their progress and when they are released, we transport them to our facility. It is vital that the process is seamless from detox to treatment. This ensures that our clients begin the recovery process without interruption.
Our Medical Director will then monitor and aggressively taper down the clients on any short term withdrawal medications, typically Suboxone for opiate or opiod addictions. After this is accomplished, typically in 5-8 days, we do not use any other mind altering substances at the Ranch.
We partner with medical detoxification centers nationally to ensure that a high level of service is available to our clients. We would love to talk to you about a free assessment to determine how we can help with the detox process and residential substance abuse treatment.
Please call now 1.855.736.7262.
Real Stories of Recovery
Renaissance Ranch will always be a special place to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I had already attended one rehab facility. The Ranch truly saved my life by teaching me and allowing me to understand and love who I am.
I have been called to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Fort Collins, CO mission. I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices and love of everyone at The Ranch. I attribute my recovery to God, hard work, and the things I learned while I was there. I am so excited to go serve my Heavenly Father, it has been a long hard road to get here but I know it is what he wants me to do. My heart is full of gratitude and love for those who have cared for me... Thank you for all you have done for me...
I had a head full of gospel knowledge and a heart full of shame. I felt like a failure. I hated who I was. That all changed during my stay at Renaissance Ranch. I quickly realized that I wasn't alone and that there were others who felt the same feelings of self-hatred, failure, and shame. This realization, coupled with the nonjudgmental environment of the Ranch, I was able to be completely honest and open for the first time in my life. From the guidance and empathy of my counselors and brothers, I learned it was okay to feel and I started to believe that there was hope.
As soon as I walked through the doors of the Ranch I felt hope. My life had spiraled into depths of shame, misery, guilt, depression, sadness, and suffocating darkness prior to reaching those front doors. The 2 months that followed would forever change my life and provide a foundation within that is unshakable.
Renaissance Ranch gave me a gift that no amount of money can ever repay. Through their unique, caring approach I learned how much I was loved, and that I never had to feel alone every again.
My sobriety date is July 15 2008. And for that I am very grateful. The ranch has given Me the tools to live a life I never thought was possible. I have never forgotten the feelings I felt when I was there in treatment and that's what gets me through the day, is the feelings and brotherhood that I was so blessed with while I was in the ranch.