Substance abuse detox and residential treatment

Detoxification (or detox) is the initial period of medical management aimed at helping a person who abuses alcohol or other drugs. Medications may be used to treat symptoms and prevent complications, such as seizures. Detoxification is most successful when it takes place in a 24/7 treatment setting with onsite nurses, but it can be in an outpatient setting depending on the severity of the person's dependency and other medical problems. It usually includes mental health counseling with medical monitoring, supervision and support.

The Providence inpatient residential addiction treatment program combines evidence-based medical care with therapy based on motivational interviewing. The first step is a medically supervised (monitored) detox from drugs and alcohol, combined with brief stabilization addiction treatment. The average length of stay is 5 days of 24-hour medically monitored care include detoxification and stabilization, group treatment, family treatment groups and case management by our exceptional staff.