Detox, also known as withdrawal management, is an essential step
on the road to recovery. The use of drugs or alcohol leads to
harmful toxins building up in the body. Detoxification removes
those substances, preparing patients physically and
psychologically for the next phase of treatment.
Breaking free of substance use can be dangerous for some individuals if not supervised by experienced staff. When people attempt to detox from alcohol and drugs on their own, or if detox is conducted improperly, there can be serious consequences including seizures and death. Medically supervised detox is strongly recommended for alcohol, opiate or benzodiazepine withdrawal.
At Bluff Plantation, alcohol and drug detox is administered and monitored by expert addiction professionals. Our Medical Director, Dr. William S. Jacobs, is board certified in Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine. Patients also receive individualized care from 24-hour nursing staff and daily support from psychiatrists, therapists and counselors. We use evidence-based medicine in accordance with guidelines from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
We create a specialized inpatient detox and treatment plan just for you based on the type of substance used, amount and duration used, medical history, and individual preferences. Co-occurring mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress are also diagnosed and addressed.
Through our partnership with the Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University Medical Center, we also offer inpatient care for individuals with complex cases or who are at risk of complications. We have the expertise and the medical resources to ensure the utmost safety and comfort for every individual undergoing inpatient detox.
We use a variety of medications as appropriate to relieve alcohol and drug detox withdrawal symptoms, reduce anxiety and prepare patients mentally and physically for the next phase of treatment.
While detox is a vital step in recovery, it’s only the beginning of drug and alcohol rehab. After patients are medically stabilized, they are encouraged to continue treatment in our highly regarded, Joint Commission-accredited residential, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs. Combining medical, clinical, experiential and holistic therapies, Bluff Plantation provides patients with the support needed to restore their health and build the skills for a meaningful, lasting recovery.