Medical Detox

Medical Detox

The First Step

Detoxification, or detox, is the process of the body eliminating toxic substances from the body. The body may go through a process of withdrawal as the body begins to free itself from the toxic substances and adjust to life without the toxic substance. Withdrawal manifests itself as physical and mental symptoms that make staying off drugs difficult.

For patients experiencing addiction or dependence on opioids, detoxification is one of the first steps in recovery. Medical detox offers safe, medically-assisted care to help patients manage withdrawal symptoms.

Medical detox minimizes the risks involved in detoxification and withdrawal, while increasing safety and comfort for patients.

Our Medical Detox Program

Upon admission, patients who require detoxification services will meet with their medical and mental health care team – including a board-certified physician, board-certified psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, and other supportive staff.

Our medical team led by Dr. James P. Watson will provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the appropriate level of care. The physician will do a medication assessment and will collaborate with the patient to ensure that the detoxification process is both smooth and comfortable.

How We Are Different


The Control Center is on the cutting-edge of patient focused treatment. Our medical team uses treatment methods that have proven to reduce patient discomfort and effectively taper patients off opioids.


We are harnessing the latest in technology to better support our patients in their journey to recovery. Wearable technology is used throughout the detox process to monitor improvement and help in relapse prevention.

03.Comprehensive Treatment

Our comprehensive treatment plan includes up to 12 months of after care. Medical detox is only the first step toward achieving long-term, sustainable recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical detox is helpful for patients who have developed a physical dependence or addiction. It can help ease withdrawal symptoms in a safe, medically supervised environment. If you have wondered if detox is for you or your loved one, you can be confident our medical and mental health team will determine the appropriate treatment based on a comprehensive assessment.

Opioids are a class of drugs that include painkillers like oxycontin and illegal drugs such as heroin. Opioid withdrawal can happen to anyone after stopping or reducing opioid use. Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug Craving
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems
  • Muscle aches
  • Runny nose
  • Sleep problems
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

Detox is the first step in recovery and serves to prepare patients for a comprehensive treatment plan. After completing our medical detox program, patients continue will meet with a case manager to prepare them for the next stage in their personalized treatment plan. Treatment at The Control Center by Vitality includes a wide array of services such as individual and group therapy, physical therapy, relapse prevention, and more.

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