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.


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