5 Things to Look For in a Detox Program

5 Things to Look For in a Detox Program

5 Things to Look For
in a Detox Program

It’s hard to know where to begin when looking for a reliable addiction detox program. How do you know which treatments are right for you?

Let’s discuss some of the key things to look for in a detox program.

Benefits of Medical Detox

In cases of long-term drug dependency, medical detoxification—detox for short—is used to purge an addictive substance from the body through prolonged abstinence. Some of the benefits of medical detox are pain management, improved recovery success, reduced health risk, and the ability to quickly adjust treatment. When the body is withdrawing from substances it can present some unforeseen side effects and/or underlying diseases that could result in complications or fatality if not treated correctly. 

Likewise, with pain management, medically assisted detox allows for more immediate corrections in the detoxification process which lessens the severity of withdrawal symptoms. These benefits offer the withdrawing individual the opportunity to reduce and eliminate addiction dependence with minimal repercussions which boosts the chances of successful and lasting recovery.

Individualized Treatment

A good detox program will tailor treatment plans to the individual needs of each person. No two people are going to detox from an addictive substance the same way, so treatment should never be the same across the board. On that note, it’s also important to check that the detox program you’re considering offers treatment for the specific substance you are seeking to detox from. If the program does not offer treatment for your substance, it’s time to find one that will.

Individual and Group Therapy

Detox isn’t just about purging a substance from your system, it’s also about building the foundations of lasting recovery. Therapy is a necessary step in the recovery process and should be performed in tandem with detox treatment. Specifically, individual and group therapy is where a person is treated one-on-one and in a group of peers, fostering a sense of community and understanding. 

Long-lasting Treatment That Increases Success

Detox and recovery as a whole is an ongoing process with no finish line. If a detox program is advertising a “cure” for addiction, they are likely not a reliable resource for recovery. True recovery programs will be with you through the long haul, providing support. Guidance is provided through every step until a person is comfortable and self-sufficient in their addiction management.

Round-the-Clock Medical Personnel Presence

One of the biggest draws of medical detox is the constant presence of qualified medical staff ready to intervene if and when complications arise. The support of a certified medical team offers comfort and reassurance to detoxing individuals that they are in good hands during a process that leaves many feeling vulnerable and unstable.


It’s important to make sure that the detox program you’re choosing is properly accredited. There are a few institutions that offer accreditation. Some of the more prominent ones are the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission.

Detox with Briarwood

Briarwood Detox Center offers detox treatment for alcohol, opioid, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and much more. Our experienced clinical staff provides round-the-clock monitoring throughout the detox process. And our therapy team provides support to help manage the emotional response to treatment. Additionally, we have detox facilities located in Austin, Houston, and Colorado Springs with state-of-the-art amenities.

Briarwood is dedicated to facilitating a healthy and safe environment that empowers people to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. We look forward to supporting you or your loved one on the journey to recovery. Call (512) 277 – 3103 today for more information on our programs and admission process.

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