After you contact Summit Detox, your assigned admissions coordinator will get you started by:
- Verifying your insurance coverage
- Collecting any out-of-pocket payments for uncovered costs
- Helping you coordinate travel to our facility
Your coordinator will continue to communicate with Summit during your stay, as well as with the treatment facility you select after completing our detoxification program. If you learned about us through an external referral, we’ll also work with this third party throughout the admissions process.
If you are coming through an external referral, we can coordinate with them.
What to Expect After You Arrive
Upon your arrival at Summit, our staff of medical experts and substance detoxification specialists will assist you every step of the way. To help ensure the safety of drug and alcohol withdrawal, we provide ongoing monitoring of basic vital signs such as your heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. Depending on the nature of your situation, your treatment may also include the use of prescription medications designed to ease the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. In other cases, we may forego the use of medications and focus on supporting your body during natural completion of detox.
Factors that will influence the chosen course of treatment include the type of substance in use, the duration and severity of your addiction symptoms, and your general health and well-being. Most of our clients complete detoxification in five days to a week. However, this is just an average, and the process may last for a shorter or longer period of time.
Depending on your circumstances, you may need to sign a release that allows your family to confirm your presence at our facility. If your treatment plan includes medication use, our doctors and support staff will provide you a detailed explanation of what you are taking, and why.
What To Bring
Before you arrive at Summit, our Admissions department will provide you with a detailed list of what to bring with you for your stay. Specific items that appear on this list include:
- Your personal ID and insurance information
- Comfortable clothes (we have laundry facilities for washing)
- Personal hygiene items
- Any prescribed medications
- Books or magazines
In all cases, we strive to make you feel comfortable and at home throughout the detox process.
Treatment Process Overview
Today, addiction recovery specialists recognize that effective medical detoxification has three main components. Each of these components plays a crucial role in the successful completion of detox and subsequent enrollment in an inpatient or outpatient substance treatment program.