Receiving safe and comfortable care at a West Palm Beach detox is at the front of most people’s minds when seeking treatment. The fact remains that for safety and comfort, the medical detoxification process should come first.


Research has shown that not only does brain chemistry undergo significant changes, but there are also structural changes to the brain due to addiction. This change and damage didn’t occur overnight and it won’t be repaired overnight either. That said, the human body is remarkably resilient. That includes the brain. Habits become ingrained over time. The sad truth is that drugs and alcohol hijack the pleasure centers of our brains and use the reward pathways to reinforce addictive behavior.

But just as the brain’s chemistry and functioning changes with addictive behavior and drug use, it can return to healthier functioning.

The bare minimum needed to initiate that process though is sound, medically assisted drug and alcohol detox at a qualified facility.

When a person finishes with medical detox, they aren’t cured of addiction. But they are free of drugs and alcohol safely and under supervision. This is where the change of direction really begins if they choose.


There are three main reasons to enter detox treatment:

  1. Withdrawal from alcohol and most drugs can be very uncomfortable, sometimes dangerous, or even deadly. This is especially true where alcohol, benzodiazepines and barbiturates are concerned.
    Medication assisted detox makes it more comfortable to quit, and doing in-patient detox makes it more safe.
  2. A medical detox is not only much safer and far more comfortable, it also significantly reduces the odds of relapse.
  3. People who attend an inpatient medical detox are much more likely to attend a full course of treatment. A full course of treatment is the single biggest factor for success in early recovery, clinically speaking.

    Call NOW for Help with Alcohol or Drug Detox.

    (844) 973 2611


The types of withdrawal symptoms depend upon the substance and vary widely between individuals. They also depend upon factors like the duration of use, the severity of the addiction, and how much time has passed since the last use.

Common physical drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Unexpected or excessive perspiration

Individuals with more severe addictions may experience more severe symptoms, including seizures, hallucinations, coma, or in extreme cases, death. Deadly seizures are a pronounced risk with withdrawal symptoms in three specific categories:

Medical detox treatment alleviates or eliminates the majority of these withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest fears of for many addicted people. Consequently, they are one of the biggest obstacles to that person getting the help they so desperately need. The fear of withdrawal symptoms keeps people from accepting treatment and it increases the worry and frustration of their loved ones twofold.


An individual’s specific risk of seizure depends on what they are using, how much and for how long. Other variables such as the persons age, general health and a predisposition to seizures are also significant factors. Many people may be completely unaware that they predisposed to seizures. The risk of life-threatening seizures is just one more reason why a West Palm beach detox is a critical step in the recovery process. Detoxing at home simply isn’t a safe or sensible option for most people and that’s especially true of anyone with an alcohol use disorder or someone dependent on benzodiazepines or barbiturates. It is a mistake that can have tragic consequences.


The person who is battling addiction can feel misunderstood. After all, if the people asking them to get help have never experienced the kind of withdrawal they are anticipating, how could they ever understand the fear gripping them? This section details many of the psychological withdrawal symptoms addicted people may face when quitting drugs or alcohol without a thorough detox process.

It is important that the person living with addiction understand that none of these withdrawal symptoms are necessary. It’s true that no detox program can guarantee a symptom-free experience, however, they can promise an experience that will be vastly safer and more comfortable than anything you can do at home or without proper medical support. Even when it comes to the mental side effects of withdrawal, we can do a great deal to provide relief at our West Palm Beach detox facility.

These are the psychiatric withdrawal symptoms that most people are concerned about:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Anhedonia
  • Sleeplessness
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)


Treating the psychological symptoms of withdrawal can be more challenging than the physical ones. A large part of the reason why is that physical withdrawal symptoms have a definitive cause. They can be more easily evaluated and treated. The psychological effects however can be caused by the dramatic changes in brain chemistry someone in withdrawal experiences, but others like depression and anxiety can simply be situational in nature.

Often times it is a combination of both neurochemistry and situational considerations.

This requires more than just a medical team trained in drug detoxification. It also necessitates mental health staff who can evaluate and treat psychological symptoms under the direction of a psychiatrist. Getting the right balance of help during the critical detox phase is one of the things that ARIA does best.


The length of time an individual needs to participate in a detox program will vary based on the extent of their addiction and the services needed. Each patient will work with a team of seasoned addiction specialists who know how to effectively break down the challenges you face.

Rest assured we don’t leave anything to chance here though. Your detox will be thorough and we hope you will continue to complete the program. If you do, you will get a complete individual patient plan that is customized to your needs. When you’re all done, we offer some of the most comprehensive aftercare planning and alumni support in the industry.

Call NOW for Help with Alcohol or Drug Detox.

(844) 973 2611

How long will it be before job loss that’s keeping them from going to detox?

If a person works full-time at a company with 50 or more employees, chances are they can use the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to protect their job for up to 12 weeks while they get the help they need


One of ARIA’s greatest strengths is our commitment to continuity of care. You have many choices when choosing an alcohol or drug rehab in Florida. However, there are few programs which offer all of the primary levels of care as defined by ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine). Many Florida rehabs rely upon third parties for their medical detox and other critical phases of treatment. Many do not offer the inpatient or residential levels of care. Instead, they opt to move patients from detox in West Palm beach Beach directly to a partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient level of care immediately.

There are times when such a transition might make sense of course. This is also not to say that people cannot get the help at such a program. But our view at ARIA is simple. Addiction is such an incredibly challenging condition that patients need every possible advantage in their corner. It is a matter of life and death for many of them. If there is any therapeutic edge we can provide the people we care for, we’re going to do it.


However, ARIA believes that allowing patients to begin their treatment with our detox program and continue through every phase of treatment without discharging and transferring to other programs gives us a distinct advantage.

In fact, clinical research has shown that more continuing care improves patient outcomes. When a program needs to transfer patients from a third-party detox to their program and from sober living to different offices spread around town it can compromise quality of care. Time that might be otherwise be spent in therapy is instead spent being ferried around in white vans. We think the less disruption that happens during treatment, the better the patient is able to focus on their recovery. To that end, we do all of our core treatment in-house. That’s not something that most Florida rehabs can say.

The Primary ASAM Levels of Care are:

  • Intensive Inpatient (Our West Palm beach detox)
  • Residential/Inpatient
  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Outpatient Treatment (OP)


Treatment in ARIA’s West Palm Beach detox is the first step on the road to recovery for most patients we treat. It is generally followed by residential addiction treatment at ARIA. There, residents benefit from ARIA’s comprehensive evidence-based addiction treatment. Each patient receives a thorough biopsychosocial assessment and psychiatric evaluation. The critical information we gather throughout treatment informs each patients individualized treatment plan. We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to addiction treatment. Addiction is complex. People are complex.

Just some of the benefits of evidence-based addiction treatment provides include:

  • Treatment based upon clinical research.
  • Improves the efficacy of treatment.
  • Contributes to developing better treatment over time.
  • Helps inform better treatment decisions by practitioners.
  • Facilitates learning and critical thinking among clinicians.


In the short term, the person suffering from addiction just has immediate relief in mind. Our detox program provides that. But it also substantially improves that person’s chances of remaining sober for the long haul. In no small part, that’s because they will be more likely to complete an entire addiction treatment program.

Treatment at our West Palm beach detox offers several distinct advantages. Among these are:

  1. A medical detox removes toxic, addictive substances from the body and alleviates the acute physical and mental side-effects of withdrawal. This not only provides immediate relief, but it also allows the patient to focus on moving forward in recovery.
  2. It provides a safe, medically supervised environment at the patients most vulnerable moment. The chances for relapse are highest during the detox phase. Aria offers this crucial clinical support and comfort care.
  3. Patients who get an inpatient medical detox are statistically more likely to continue their treatment and complete the entire program. Those who complete ARIA’s program are far more likely to remain sober.

Call NOW for Help with Alcohol or Drug Detox.

(844) 973 2611


The time immediately following medical detox offers us a precious opening to get things moving in the right direction. Right after detox, we’re in the eye of the storm. For the first time, perhaps in a long while, there is some calm and peace in this person’s life. What they experience in those early days can help set the tone for the rest of their recovery. Will they finish up their medical detox and go home, back to things as they were? Will they leave prematurely against medical advice (AMA)? Or will they take the hand that’s being offered and continue with their treatment?

While a patient will be thoroughly assessed in our inpatient detox phase of care, the repair work is just beginning. Treatment beyond the detox phase is strongly recommended for most patients for a number of reasons.

One of the most important is that the detox period and early recovery that follows is one of the most vulnerable times for a person with a substance use disorder. Outpatient treatment and 12-step fellowships are very helpful for maintaining established recovery. However, they are not a suitable substitute for residential inpatient, partial hospitalization or even intensive outpatient treatment. As clarity begins to return to the mind after a medical detox, emotions are still simmering just beneath the surface. Impulses may be hard to control. But the clarity is there, and that is something we can build upon. That is, provided the recovering person is in a safe, structured environment and can immerse themselves in treatment.


When the fog of addiction begins to clear, we want their first thoughts and actions to be filled with hope, not despair. We want them to feel seen, heard and understood. At ARIA, we conduct perhaps the most thorough patient evaluation in the field of addiction medicine. This is only the beginning. Our evidence-based care model values information. Specifically, the information we can best use to help someone build the strongest recovery possible. This may be anything from diagnosing a psychological disorder for the first time to unraveling the impact of past trauma. The more time we can spend with that patient, the more progress we make down that road. The biggest leaps and bounds and “ah ha” moments in early recovery often happen in treatment.

Call NOW for Help with Alcohol or Drug Detox.

(844) 973 2611


If you or someone you love is battling addiction, you know it difficult it can be to stop using substances and get clean. In ARIA’s Florida drug detox centers, you don’t have to go it alone. Reach out to the Addiction Recovery Institute of America (ARIA) today.

Please feel free to call us at (844) 973-2641 or reach out to us via our contact page.