After you have contacted us, your assigned admissions coordinator will verify insurance, collect any out-of-pocket costs, and coordinate travel. They will communicate with Summit during your stay, and with any facility that you go to after discharge as well.

If you are coming through an external referral, we can coordinate with them.

What to Expect

Once you enter Summit Detox, a staff of expert medical professionals and drug detox specialists will be available to assist you and monitor you to ensure the withdrawal process is handled as safely as possible. Your treatment may include the use of pharmaceutical medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, or a gradual reduction of certain substances to wean the body naturally. The specific detox treatment will depend upon the type of drug used, length of addiction, and your general health and wellbeing.

Process Overview

When starting a detox program, a client is tested to see the types and quantity of drugs/alcohol present in the bloodstream. Specialists will also evaluate the client to determine if any underlying psychological issues exist, this is called dual diagnosis, when a substance or dependence problem co-occurs with other disorders, mental health or behavioral issues.
Stabilization is physically detoxifying the body of the abused substance. At Summit Detox, part of making the client stable is providing information and answering questions so individuals understand what to expect during and after detox.
While the detoxification process handles the initial physical withdrawal aspect of addiction, the final step of the detox process is helping the client become prepared for life without drugs or alcohol. Clients are encouraged to complete treatment at a rehabilitation facility to complete the process of eliminating dependency on a substance, while teaching the individual how to stay clean and sober and lead a fulfilling life.

What to bring

You will be given a list by the Admissions department of what to bring. But we want you to feel comfortable and at home, so bring personal items. In addition, some things you should bring are:

  • Your ID and insurance info
  • Comfortable clothes (we have laundry facilities)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Prescribed medications, such as for the heart or blood pressure
  • Cigarettes
  • Literature, magazines, books

Feel free to call an admissions counselor with any questions. If you or someone you know suffers from addiction, please call Summit Detox at (888) 995-5265 for help.