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Finding A Detox Program

If you are looking for a detox program, you have come to the right place. It is important to do a little research before you decide which one is right for you. Some detox programs specialize in specific drugs and/or alcohol. The reason for this, is because certain addictions require specific medications for withdrawal symptoms that pose a health and safety risk. For instance, if you are coming off alcohol, you will likely be prescribed benzodiazepines (commonly referred to as benzos); if you are seeking treatment for benzodiazepines, doctors will usually taper you off them safely; if an opiate is your drug of choice, some detox centers offer opiate replacement medications.

If you have insurance, give your carrier a call and ask what portion of treatment is covered. You may still have some out-of-pocket costs, and knowing about them upfront is much less surprising than when you check out. Sometimes, a company will only cover a specific detox program in its network, so be sure to ask. If you do not have insurance, you still have options such as financing (usually, you’ll have a grace period to start payments until after treatment), scholarships, subsidized coverage, or a sliding scale plan. Some centers offer scholarships or a sliding scale if you are struggling financially, but you need to ask when you call.

Various levels of care come with varying price tags. Some people will absolutely need to go through an inpatient detox program (e.g., alcohol, benzodiazepines, and sometimes, opiates), whereas others may be able to detox in an outpatient setting under medical supervision. The care you will receive depends on several factors, and a detox program representative can further assess your needs.

Online research is a great tool to begin your search for detox. Since you are reading this, you are already on the right path. Start taking notes of what centers you are interested in, what they offer, where they are located, and their contact information. Once you have compiled a list, gather your insurance (if you have insurance) and personal information, and any questions you may have, then give them a call.

Individuals who work for detox programs know how frightening this step can be for someone seeking help, and will do their best to ensure your comfort through the process. You should be proud of yourself for taking the initiative on improving your life through recovery, because we know this isn’t easy. You are not alone, help is at your fingertips. Make the call today, and start feeling better tomorrow.


The Serenity Recovery Center stands as a landmark of the Encino Hospital Medical Center offering the best of detox. Committed to providing comfort and care, our private detox program supports the first foundational steps of sobriety. Contact us today for information: 866.294.9401