Stabilization and Detoxification are crucial steps regardless of one’s future treatment plans. Addiction recovery is seldom a linear process. It can take many turns. Perhaps you have never reached out before, but know things need to change. Or, maybe you have been through a full addiction treatment program before and now are struggling again. Regardless of where you are, it is likely you need to clear the intoxicants from your system to get back on track. That is where our medical detox center can help.

Medical detox refers to ridding the body of toxic addictive substances under the supervision of a team of licensed medical professionals. This team is usually headed by a physician and consists of nurses, clinical staff, and therapists. Some facilities utilize advanced practice staff like nurse practitioners or physician assistants to deliver medical care during detoxification.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) [1], withdrawal symptoms associated with drug detox will depend upon the drug of choice. They may include:

  • Headaches
  • Cramps
  • Cravings
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Bone aches and muscle pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

Detoxification & Stabilization as a Service

The process of safely and comfortably eliminating substances from the body creates the conditions needed to receive the evidence-based treatment that establishes a foothold in recovery. For this reason, We Level Up offers its seven to ten-day detoxification and stabilization as a stand-alone service. Individuals who plan to use outpatient treatment following detoxification or those who have not yet decided on a treatment program can benefit from this safe, supportive, and informative option. Patients of Futures’ detoxification and stabilization services receive high-quality, compassionate medical care and personalized screenings and diagnostic assessments that identify underlying conditions, yield helpful health insights and inform ongoing treatment recommendations.

Does Medication Help Ease Withdrawal Symptoms?

There are medications that can help mitigate potential physical withdrawal symptoms. For example, if an opiate drug – like heroin or a prescription painkiller – is the drug of choice, then buprenorphine and methadone are two options in long-term detox. For alcohol detox, there are a number of different medications that can help to limit cravings. Medications for this purpose should only be dispensed and ingested under direct medical supervision as part of a monitored detox protocol, rather than any attempt to “kick the habit” alone.

What Are the Risks Associated with Detox?

Abruptly stopping the misuse or abuse of any substance can lead to the development of medical complications, especially if there are underlying health issues. No matter what the drug of choice, however, the chance of relapse is high during the detox period due to the intensity of cravings. Because tolerance changes quickly, many patients take the same amount, or more, than they took during active addiction. Unfortunately, during the detox period, this dose can amount to too much and can potentially cause a deadly overdose.

Does Detox Treat Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders?

No. Drug detoxification is part of a comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders, like the coordinated care model available at Futures. We believe it is vital to achieving stabilization with minimal discomfort to allow full participation in psychotherapeutic treatment. Clarity of mind is required to begin addressing underlying behavioral health issues and learning to manage them to minimize relapse behaviors.

Does Everyone Need Detox?

Most patients require some medical or psychotherapeutic attention during the detox period, but not everyone will experience physical withdrawal symptoms. The experience of physical withdrawal symptoms is generally contingent upon these factors:

  • Drug of choice
  • Frequency and amounts of misused substances
  • Other drugs used in conjunction
  • Co-occurring mental health issues
  • Co-occurring medical issues
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24-Hour Care at our Medical Detox Treatment Center

At We Level Up for Recovery, we provide medical detoxification and stabilization treatment to get you on the path to sobriety. Our short-term stabilization program is more than just detox though. We believe in healing the whole person. Count on We Level Up Treatment Center to create your customized treatment plan to fit your circumstances and situation. Our addiction specialists know how to help clients transition from using to recovery. We will help you stay the course to a better life. Make this your time to join our thousands of success stories now. They will also administer thorough examinations and assessments to identify any additional physical or psychiatric issues that may need to be addressed. Once the team understands your unique struggles, they will create a comprehensive treatment plan designed to get sober and maintain recovery long term.

The facility offers home-like, semi-private rooms and lounge areas to make the detox and stabilization process as comfortable as possible. Experienced, licensed, and trained multidisciplinary staff provides medically supervised detox and addiction treatment. They are on-site and available around the clock to help safely and comfortably monitor and treat your detoxification process with the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as needed.

Our Stabilization Program includes:
  • 24/7 medically supervised detoxification by on-site nurses, physicians, and certified physician assistants
  • Comprehensive evaluations and assessments including:
  • Physical examination
  • Psychiatric examination
    • GAD-7 screening test to evaluate for anxiety
    • PHQ-9 screening test to evaluate for depression
    • MDQ screening test to evaluate for bipolar disorder
  • Psychoeducational and 12-step group therapies
  • Diagnosis for follow-up care
  • Thorough aftercare plan that includes
    • Assessment and evaluations completed, and results documented
    • Overview of treatment completed
    • Scheduled follow-up care as needed (e.g., scheduled appointment with a dentist, physician, psychiatrist, family/marital therapy, diagnostic testing referral, etc.)
    • Medication management plan
    • Continued access to a Certified Recovery Coach and the Alumni network

The medical detox and stabilization program is just the beginning of your recovery.

We will start you on the right path with medical support and an introduction to (or refresher if you’ve been through a residential facility before) psychoeducational addiction therapies, such as 12-step groups, psychoeducation groups, and expressive therapies. Throughout your short stay (typically 10-15 days) with us, our team of full-time physicians, psychiatrists, and nurses closely monitor you. Additionally, you begin participating in therapy groups. We also provide nutritious meals and snacks prepared by our full-time chef and dietary team to help properly fuel your body for recovery.

Case Management – offer coordination of care and recommendations on lifestyle changes and preventive maintenance for your newfound sobriety. Our case managers work with you to address and resolve logistics around issues such as court dates, Family and Medical Leave Act benefits, and any other necessary details to allow you to focus on your detox treatment.

Continued Support After Treatment

You will need various people in your support network as you continue your recovery journey after leaving We Level Up Center for Recovery. During your treatment, we connect you with an Alumni Coordinator and Certified Recovery Coach. You will have continued access to this individual for as long as you need. Additionally, you will have an entire Alumni Support Community you can reach out to.

We Offer a Medically Monitored, Safe Environment for:

Alcohol Detox: Detox from alcohol is severe enough to cause life-threatening symptoms. We utilize appropriate medications for a safe and comfortable alcohol detox program. Medications used to reduce alcohol craving and reduce the risk of relapse include Naltrexone and Campral. Our medical team may use these medications on an individual basis for detox and stabilization.

Opioid Detox (Opiates, prescription pain medication, heroin): The use of MAT during an opioid detox program is generally associated with opioid agonists (medications that stimulate opioid receptors in the brain) to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Examples of MAT used to treat Opioid Use Disorder include medications such as Suboxone and Buprenorphine.

Some medications are used to block the reinforcing effects of opioids, such as Naltrexone and Naloxone. Naltrexone is one example of MAT that is used in the detox and stabilization program.

Stimulant Drug Detox (cocaine, methamphetamine, Ritalin, Adderall): Depending on the type, the frequency of use, and quantity taken, drug detox affects individuals differently. We utilize this medication on an individual basis in the stabilization program.

Understanding Medical Detox Treatment

At We Level Up in Deerfield Beach, FL, you can get the expert medical attention you need. This allows you to begin psychoeducational group therapy and other therapies to help you understand. You leave with a solid aftercare plan designed, specifically for your ongoing needs. Therefore, It also allows dual diagnosis treatment to address any mental health disorders, such as bipolar, anxiety, or personality disorders.

Call We Level Up now at (954) 475 6031 to know and learn more about stabilization treatment and other aspects of treatment. Together with the people you love most, you can build a better future. Call today and start bringing healing back into your home for all members of your family.

Your call is private and confidential and there is never any obligation.


[1] National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – withdrawal symptoms associated with drug detox will depend upon the drug of choice – National Institutes of Health Search Results (