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A Day-to-Day Guide to Detox at Ocean Ridge

Detox is the process of safely clearing your body of addictive substances, while receiving medical and emotional support to manage difficult withdrawal symptoms. At Ocean Ridge, it’s often the first step in addiction recovery. Here, we’re committed to making your inpatient detox experience as safe and comfortable as possible while providing personalized care every step of the way. 

So, what happens during detoxification? This simple guide offers a look into the day-to-day experience of detox at Ocean Ridge so that you can know what to expect. 

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What Happens During Detox?

Detoxification, or detox, is specifically focused on addressing physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. It involves a period of withdrawal as the body adjusts to functioning without these substances. Supervised detox provides medical support to minimize withdrawal symptoms, reducing the risk of complications and making the process far more manageable than attempting to quit on your own.

The Ocean Ridge Detox Experience

When you choose Ocean Ridge for your detox, your journey begins with a thorough intake assessment. This includes discussing your medical history, substance use patterns, and mental health. This information allows our team to create a detox plan tailored to your unique needs.

To ease withdrawal discomfort, we may utilize medication-assisted detox. Medications can help reduce cravings, manage anxiety, and lessen the severity of physical symptoms. Our medical staff will closely monitor you throughout the process and discuss any potential side effects of medications.

Your comfort is our priority. We provide comfortable accommodations and focus on both your physical and emotional well-being during this challenging time. You’ll have access to 24/7 medical care and compassionate support from our dedicated team.

What a Typical Day in Detox Looks Like

To further break down what happens during detox, let’s look at a daily schedule. While each detox experience is personalized, here’s a general outline of what your typical day at Ocean Ridge’s detox might look like:


Begin your day with a gentle wake-up. Depending on your individual plan, you may receive medication to assist with withdrawal symptoms. If your condition allows, you might engage in light exercise or stretching to help ease physical discomfort.

Therapy and Support

Participate in individual or group therapy sessions. These sessions provide a safe space to develop coping mechanisms for withdrawal symptoms and begin exploring the underlying causes of your addiction.

Meals and Nutrition

Enjoy healthy, nourishing meals essential for supporting your body during the detox process. We may provide specially tailored meal plans to support your physical recovery.

Monitoring and Adjustments

Engage in regular check-ins with our medical staff. These check-ins allow us to closely monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your medication or detox plan to ensure your safety and comfort.

Rest and Relaxation

Detox can be both physically and emotionally draining. We prioritize rest and relaxation during your stay. You’ll have ample quiet time and opportunities for low-impact activities to help you recharge and promote healing.

How Long Does Detox Last?

The duration of detox varies depending on several factors, including the substance(s) used, the severity of addiction, and your individual response. Here’s a general idea of typical timelines:

  • Alcohol: 5-10 days
  • Opioids: 7-14 days
  • Stimulants: 7-14 days

It’s important to remember that these are estimates. Upon completion of detox, our team will work with you to seamlessly transition into the next stage of addiction treatment at Ocean Ridge.

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Choose Ocean Ridge as Your Detox Partner

We understand that detox can feel overwhelming. At Ocean Ridge, we personalize your care to address your unique needs and make you as comfortable as possible. Our focus is on providing a safe, comfortable environment where you’ll receive the medical and emotional support necessary for a successful start to your recovery journey.

Detox is a courageous first step toward a life free from addiction. If you’re ready to take that step, Ocean Ridge is here to support you. Contact us today to learn more about our detox program and how we can help you begin your journey to lasting recovery.

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