On-site detoxification at our hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, can be an essential service for adults and adolescents who have been struggling with chemical dependency.
Who can benefit from detox? Show More Show Less
Our detox program provides you with a safe, comfortable, and closely supervised environment in which to rid your body of alcohol or other drugs. Once you’ve completed this process, you’ll be ready to transition directly into the next phase of your treatment plan.
What happens during detox? Show More Show Less
While you are in the detox program at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital, you will be under the care and supervision of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other professionals. You may receive certain prescription medications to ease your withdrawal symptoms, and you may also benefit from therapeutic support to help manage any discomfort.
Most people complete our detox program in five to seven days.
Is therapy part of detox? Show More Show Less
We offer group therapy sessions within our detox program, and we also provide an introduction to the 12-Step Recovery Model. You can even participate in AA or NA meetings. These opportunities allow you to make important strides in your recovery while you are still in our detox program.
What are the long-term advantages of detox? Show More Show Less
First, when you complete detox, you demonstrate to yourself that you can accomplish a task that you may have once believed was impossible. This self-confidence and the knowledge that you are capable of achieving success even in the face of adversity will be essential throughout your recovery journey.
Also, while you are in the detox program at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital, you will have the opportunity to learn about the 12-Step Recovery Model, attend AA or NA meetings, and participate in group therapy. Forming positive relationships with others who are in recovery will ensure that you have support throughout your recovery journey.
What happens after detox? Show More Show Less
Some people who complete detox with us transition directly into our inpatient program, then step down to our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and/or our intensive outpatient program (IOP). You and your treatment team will work together to decide if your recovery journey will involve care at one, two, or all three of these levels.
As you near the end of your time in our care, you will receive a detailed discharge plan. This document will identify the professional referrals, community-based services, and other resources that will support your continued recovery in the months and years to come.