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Safe, Comfortable Medical Detox From Harmony Junction

Recovering from substance use disorders is both physical and psychological. When you abuse drugs or alcohol over a long period of time, it adjusts how your body functions. That’s why when you suddenly stop, you begin experiencing drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings.

However, you need to get through these side effects and cravings in order to reach your long-term sobriety goals. That’s why detox is the first stage of every healing journey. Keep reading to get a closer look at what detox is, how it works, and why it matters for your recovery.

What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is the process your body goes through when you quit using drugs or alcohol. These substances alter your brain chemistry, and your body becomes dependent upon them to function. When you stop using those substances, your body needs time to adjust. This is the detox process.

Detox is typically the period of recovery in which withdrawal symptoms and cravings are at their worst. This means that your risk of both relapse and experiencing potentially dangerous withdrawals are at their highest while you go through this.

That’s why it’s important to complete your detox at a medical treatment facility instead of attempting to do it on your own. Withdrawal symptoms can be as severe as to be life-threatening in some cases, and your risk of relapse will be much higher if you’re freely able to purchase drugs or alcohol when your cravings are at their worst.

However, if you complete an inpatient detox in a medical center, you don’t have to worry about this. Harmony Junction’s doctors will watch over you to make sure you’re safe and prevent you from purchasing drugs or alcohol so you don’t have to start detoxing all over again. The net result is that you get a safer detox with a higher chance of success.

Who Needs to Detox?

Anybody who has been living with an addiction to drugs or alcohol has to go through detox. The body does this naturally, on its own, and it begins the minute that you take your last dose.

The only choice you have is whether your detox will be a safe and comfortable one or potentially dangerous. It’s always better to be safe than sorry in these situations, which is why we always recommend that individuals in the early stage of their recovery go to a medical center to complete their detox under the watchful eyes of addiction specialists who can intervene when necessary.

What Kinds of Medical Detox Are Available?

At Harmony Junction’s California treatment center, we offer medical detox services for individuals detoxing from all different types of substances. This is a list that includes:

What Should I Expect During Detox?

Going into detox can be a daunting experience. But if you know what to expect, that may make things easier for you. So here’s what to look out for.

First, you should know that when you detox at Harmony Junction, you’ll get your own comfortable room with all the modern amenities to relax in. This ensures you enjoy your space and privacy instead of detoxing around other people.

Once you check in, you may begin experiencing your first withdrawal symptoms and cravings as soon as a few hours later. But the exact timeline will vary based on the substance you’re recovering from.

Symptoms typically peak within 24-48 hours after you begin the detox journey. And, remember, that clock starts the minute you administer your last dose – not when you check in to your facility.

During this process, we may or may not prescribe medication to ease withdrawal symptoms. That will depend on the substance that you’ve been abusing, the other medications that you take, and the severity of your addiction. But if you are prescribed medication, taking it can help to keep you as comfortable as possible.

Within a few days, your symptoms and cravings will begin to subside. At that point, we’ll recommend the next phase of care for you, which will typically be rehab. Harmony Junction in California offers both medical detox and rehab, so you can immediately transition to your long-term addiction treatment program after you complete your detox with us.

Can I Detox On My Own?

This is one of the most common questions that we get about the detox process. Although it’s technically possible to detox on your own, we highly recommend going through this in a medical facility.

The reason you need to detox under medical supervision is that symptoms can sometimes be life-threatening. If you end up experiencing a dangerous symptom, you want a medical expert to address the situation safely and immediately.

Plus, medical detox makes it impossible to relapse during the detox process. This is critical because your cravings will often be at their worst when you’re detoxing. Completing this process in a medical center will increase your chances of reaching your sobriety goals.

Contact Harmony Junction Today to Get Started

Completing detox is the first step toward your long-term sobriety goals. To do that safely and comfortably, you need to detox at a facility where medical professionals can watch over you. That’s precisely what we offer at Harmony Junction.

Our detox center located in Southern California is comfortable and safe and above all else, will help you take the next step toward your health and wellness goals. You can even transition directly into inpatient or outpatient rehab to begin your personalized treatment plan once you complete your medical detoxification.

There will never be a better time than now to get started. So why wait any longer?

Give us a call at (855) 906-4088 for a free consultation. We’ll verify your insurance for you and make a detox recommendation based on your personal factors.

Call (855) 906-4088 to get started today.


Detox symptoms vary depending on the substance. For example, opioid withdrawals will be different from alcohol withdrawal. Consider the varying withdrawal symptoms that are common to certain types of detox.
Main Symptoms of Alcohol Detox
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
Main Symptoms of Opioid Detox
  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dilated pupils
Main Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Detox
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sweating
  • Hand tremor
  • Muscle pain and stiffness
You could experience a few or the majority of withdrawal symptoms for the substance you’re detoxing from. That’s why we are here to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible as you begin this vital step in recovery.
Withdrawal symptoms don’t typically peak until the 24-48 hour mark. If your addiction is especially severe, you’ll need to be monitored closely for shock to the body that could trigger seizures and other more serious symptoms. That said, the beginning of detox is typically more subtle. The first signs of withdrawal usually include anxiety, fatigue, sweating, and overall mood changes.
From the moment you stop administering the substance, your body begins to detox. Following this initial halt, detox may take anywhere between three to ten days on average. It comes down to you, the individual, and your body’s process of breaking down and removing the substance.