Medical Detoxification


Many commonly abused or misused substances have dangerous or life threatening effects if they are stopped suddenly. In fact, abruptly quitting a drug on your own is likely to lead to relapse, and could even be dangerous. For example, cardiac arrest is a possible reaction for severely alcohol-dependent patients who suddenly stop drinking. More common physical symptoms of withdrawal may include nausea, sweating, and seizures. Psychological symptoms; such as, anxiety and mood swings may weaken your resolve to continue abstaining.

Crossing Recovery Center’s Detox program is able to provide medically assisted treatment to those cases in which it is appropriate. These medications ease the suffering associated with withdrawal symptoms and provide medical assistance to overcome any dangerous side effects. Those who consent to undergo inpatient detox will dramatically increase their chances of recovery.


Inpatient medical detox is a process during which addiction is dealt with through medical supervision. It provides patients with a safer and more comfortable withdrawal experience by monitoring and stabilizing risks, medical conditions and complications. Detox begins with a careful assessment of your dependence and an in-depth physical examination that accurately measures the extent of your addiction. Among the most common substances used that require inpatient detox are drugs such as MDMA, cocaine, crystal meth, opiate painkillers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and alcohol. Once we know which substances have been used and the state of your health, we will discuss our findings with you, and recommend a precise treatment plan.

The Detoxification Unit at Crossing Recovery Center can treat up to eight patients at one time. While in medical detox, you will have your own room with a TV and window. You will receive three meals and two snacks a day provided by our on-site cafeteria. The unit is staffed with a nurse and other qualified medical personnel 24 hours a day. A physician will assess your physical health and treat any associated symptoms of withdrawal from substances. The length of time you stay in the medical detox unit will depend on how long it takes for your symptoms of withdrawal to subside, but is typically 3-5 days.

Medical Detox Goals:

  • Provide a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment
  • Monitor, decrease and stabilize withdrawal symptoms
  • Empower patients with education on substance use disorder and treatment
  • Identify and treat associated emotional, psychiatric, and behavioral conditions
  • Transition patients to the Residential Treatment Program for further care and treatment