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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Detoxification?

Detoxification (detox) is the process through which drugs and alcohol leave the body after intake of these substances comes to an end. This process forms the essential first step on the path to sobriety and a long-term, substance-free lifestyle.

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Why Can’t I Detox on My Own?

Without proper medical supervision, detoxification is risky for several reasons, including increased odds for detox complications, relapses and overdoses. Enrollment in a detox program helps minimize these risks and ensure positive outcomes.

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What Is Medically Supervised Detox?

In medically supervised detox, the detoxification process is overseen by medical professionals who know how to reduce the risks for serious problems and increase the odds of treatment success. The core elements of this safer approach include:

  • 24/7 monitoring and support of physical health
  • Use of as-needed medications to ease the symptoms of substance withdrawal
  • Emotional/psychological support in the form of counseling or therapy

Addiction specialists and public health officials agree that medically supervised programs produce far superior results when compared to other alternatives.

What Are the Treatment Options at Summit Detox?

At Summit Detox, we specialize in detoxification programs for people addicted to:

  • Opioid/opiate street drugs (e.g., heroin)
  • Opioid/opiate medications (e.g., OxyContin, Vicodin)
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepine tranquilizers (e.g., Valium, Xanax)
  • Barbiturate tranquilizers (e.g., Phenobarbital, Tuinal)

We also provide intervention services, as well as assistance for chronic pain management and other addiction-related issues.

How Can Summit Detox Help Me?

Summit provides all the core elements of effective, medically supervised detoxification. To further protect your health and improve your overall experience, we augment this primary treatment with a range of additional services, including:

  • Vitamin supplementation
  • A varied, nutritionally supportive menu
  • Available 12-step meetings
  • Available chiropractic treatments

The holistic nature of our program allows us to treat each client as a true individual with unique needs and requirements. It also allows us to prepare you properly for follow-up care in a drug or alcohol treatment program.

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How Long Does the Detox Process Last?

No one can determine in advance how long it will take to complete drug or alcohol detoxification. That’s true because the great number of factors in effect make the process unique for each person. However, most of our clients remain in our program for 5 to 7 days.

Who Is Eligible for Admission?

Summit Detox provides detoxification services for men and women age 18 or older. We accept clients from throughout the United States.

How Does the Admissions Process Work?

When you or your loved one contact Summit with an admissions request, you will be paired with one of our in-house coordinators. This specialist will help you with essentials such as insurance coverage verification, collection of out-of-pocket expenses and arrangement of your travel plans. We can also coordinate with any third-party providers who refer you to Summit Detox.

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Will Insurance Cover My Costs?

Some of our prospective clients have insurance plans that completely cover their detox-related expenses. However, others may only have partial coverage or no coverage at all. At Summit, we conduct a complete insurance review and offer financing options when needed.   

What Should I Bring?

During the admissions process, you will receive a comprehensive explanation of what you can and cannot bring for your stay at Summit. Click here for a list of important items to pack:

How Many Clients Can Summit Accommodate?

Summit Detox can serve up to 20 clients in our medically supervised facility.

Where Is Summit Located?

Summit Detox is located in sunny Boynton Beach, Florida, near the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

Is Summit Detox an Accredited Provider?

Yes. We hold current accreditation from two of the world’s foremost oversight authorities in the healthcare field: the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission. Summit is also licensed for operation in the State of Florida by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

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What Happens When I Complete Detox?

Detoxification is a crucial first phase in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. However, to receive lasting benefits and develop the skills needed to avoid returning to substance use in the future, you must follow up detox participation with enrollment in an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. During your stay, we will help you prepare for this next step in recovery and when you complete detox, we’ll help you make the transition to your new program.

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