Detox Specialist

MFI Recovery Center

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services located in Riverside, San Jacinto, Banning, Murrieta, Hemet, and San Bernardino, CA

Are you ready to end your struggles with substance abuse, but have concerns about uncomfortable, debilitating withdrawal symptoms? The first step in addiction recovery is to stop your physical dependency. Medically supervised detoxification can minimize withdrawal symptoms while protecting your physical and emotional wellbeing. If you’re struggling with addiction, the outstanding providers at MFI Recovery Center in Riverside, California, provide compassionate, personalized treatment plans, including safe, effective detox programs. To schedule a consultation for medical detox, call the office or make an appointment online today.

Detox Q & A

What is medical detoxification?

Detoxification is often the initial step in addiction recovery. Medically supervised detox is designed to minimize withdrawal symptoms and ensure your safety while your body readjusts to the absence of substance use. It’s much safer and more effective to detox under medical supervision than it is on your own. 

Detox plans support your physical and emotional needs during the first part of your recovery process. The compassionate team of medical and mental health professionals at MFI Recovery Center designs a personalized detox plan based on your specific needs. 

Both residential and outpatient medical detox programs are available at MFI Recovery Center. The medical team can also help you detox safely during pregnancy.

What are withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms differ depending on the type of substance and the extent of your physical dependency. Some of the most common physical symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle twitches, shakes, or tremors
  • Body aches
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased heart rate and palpitations
  • Chest tightness
  • Difficulty breathing

Withdrawal also causes psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating.

What is involved in medical detox?

The highly trained and experienced providers at MFI Recovery Center customize your detox plan based on your physical and mental health history, the type of substance use, the severity of your dependency, and other individual factors. 

Your detox plan may include medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of Suboxone®, VIVITROL®, or other medications that lessen withdrawal symptoms and help prevent relapse.

In addition to these medications, your detox plan may include:

  • Counseling
  • Family or couples therapy
  • Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications
  • Dietary or exercise recommendations

The amount of time you spend in detox also depends on your individual situation. Detox can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on a variety of contributing factors.

What happens after detox?

Detoxification is only the first stage of recovery. When your detox is complete, your body is no longer dependent on the substance. However, long-lasting recovery requires in-depth emotional work to change the way you respond to situations that trigger the desire to use drugs or alcohol. 

Your recovery process, like your detox plan, is unique. The caring team at MFI Recovery Center continues to provide personalized treatment, which leads to ongoing recovery from addiction.

To learn more about medical detox or to schedule an evaluation, call MFI Recovery Center or request an appointment online today.