Inpatient medically monitored detox: The first step toward recovery

When you are dealing with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, the first step on your road to recovery is getting the substance out of your body. This is called detoxification (detox). Mirmont Treatment Center just outside of Philadelphia offers an inpatient, medically monitored detox program to help you through the detox process—a process specifically tailored to you based on your patterns of use.

Detox begins the moment you stop using the addictive substance and ends when you are physically stable. While physical detox may only last a few days or a week, the emotional and mental aspects of recovery may take much longer.

As you begin your journey to recovery, you may fear pain or suffering during detox. Depending on the substance(s) used, side effects from detox may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Appetite changes
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

Easing the withdrawal process

At Mirmont, our medical protocol allows for a gradual detox that helps significantly reduce your withdrawal symptoms. Under our careful watch, medication and pain management techniques are used to help control your symptoms. We also take a holistic approach to healing that helps you develop comfort in simply “being with self.”

Detox usually lasts between three and seven days, depending on the type of drug and level of addiction. In some severe cases, detox can last much longer. We stay with you throughout the process, offering physical and emotional support to help you get through this critical time.

Once detox is complete and we determine you are stable from your symptoms, you will transition to the next level of care. We offer inpatient and outpatient options depending on your individual needs. No matter which level of care you transition to, you’ll receive the very best treatment and we’ll set you up for success on the road to sobriety.

Begin your journey toward healing today. Call us at 1.800.846.4656 to schedule a confidential appointment and ask any questions. Or, use our secure online form to email us a question.