Sub-Acute Detox

Impact offers a 3-5 day onsite sub-acute detox that is clinically managed and monitored 24-hours a day. We offer a safe and comfortable space for women and men to undergo the withdrawal symptoms of drugs and alcohol. This is often the first step in the recovery process. We pride ourselves on our professional staff who have the experience and resources to help someone suffering from addiction move through this first obstacle as comfortably as possible. Let us help you stabilize and start the process toward a better life.

Level Of Care

Impact does not operate a medical detox program. Our intake specialists are trained in screening for the appropriate levels of care with regard to detoxification. If it is determined that you require a medical detox, we can refer you to a program that best suits your needs. Once you are medically cleared to start treatment we can coordinate with the medical detox program to transfer you to our program.

Who Needs Withdrawal Management

Certain substances, when used for a long time, have unpleasant and sometimes fatal withdrawals. We highly encourage considering a withdrawal management program if you are trying to stop using opioids (heroin or prescription painkillers), benzodiazepines (Xanax or Valium), alcohol, and/or some sleep aids (Ambien). Below are the most common withdrawal symptoms from these substances.

Opioids have a physically distressing withdrawal which include sleeplessness, muscle pain, diarrhea and sweating. Certain medications have been approved by the FDA to help reduce the more painful symptoms.

Alcohol withdrawal can be severe especially after an immediate stop in drinking. Common symptoms include extreme dizziness, sweating, racing heartbeat, nausea, uncontrollable shaking, and in some incidences hallucinations.

Some drugs have few physical symptoms but intense psychological effects. Detoxification from stimulant drugs such as crystal meth and cocaine can result in depression and suicidal thoughts. 24-hour monitoring could be the best solution during this critical period.

For any questions about whether detox is right for you or a loved one, please contact one of our admissions specialists.

What You Can Expect

For many clients, going to our sub-acute detox is the first step toward getting clean and sober. We offer 24-hour observation which involves daily heart and blood pressure monitoring, face-to-face breath checks, and supervised disbursement of physician prescribed medication(s) as needed for withdrawal symptoms or to manage a co-occurring disorder(s). During the day, clients may attend group and individual counseling sessions designed to help process issues related to early recovery. Furthermore, a caseworker will work closely with their assigned clients to develop a plan that outlines their next phase of treatment after detox.