Taking the First Critical Step Towards Recovery: Detox

Detox Partnerships at Relief Recovery Center

At Relief Recovery Center, we recognize that detoxification serves as the foundational pillar on the journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It is the phase where your body rids itself of the harmful chemicals accumulated during active addiction, setting the stage for further treatment and long-lasting sobriety. That’s why we have established Detox Partnerships to streamline and oversee the detox phase, ensuring a seamless and compassionate experience for every patient.

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Our Unique Approach: Detox Partnerships with Trusted Providers

We partner with accredited facilities specializing in medically monitored detox programs, providing a secure and comfortable environment for detoxification.

With a team of licensed professionals, we coordinate and oversee the detox process to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and maintain patient safety. Through our partnerships, we ensure that the detox phase aligns with best practices and is delivered to the highest standards, so you can focus on recovery while we take care of the logistics.

Massachusetts Detox Statistics

  • In 2020, there were 2,152 opioid-related overdose deaths in MA.
  • The age group with the highest number of opioid-related overdose deaths in MA is 25-34.
  • In 2019, there were over 17,000 admissions to detox programs in Ma.
  • Of those admissions, 57% were for alcohol and 43% were for drugs.
  • The average length of stay in detox programs in is 5-7 days.
  • After completing detox, it is estimated that 40-60% of people will relapse within the first year.

Advantages of Medically Monitored Detox

Selecting the appropriate detox program is crucial. We endorse the benefits of medically monitored detox because:


Continuous medical supervision to manage withdrawal symptoms and any complications.


Medications and treatments are available to ease discomfort during the detox process.

Transition to treatment

The next stage after stabilization in the detox process is transitioning to treatment. This is where the patient begins to receive more comprehensive care to address the underlying issues related to their addiction.

During this stage, the patient will work with a team of professionals to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include various therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, individual counseling, group therapy, or family therapy. The goal is to help the patient address the root causes of their addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

In addition to therapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also be used to help manage cravings and reduce the risk of relapse. MAT involves the use of medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, in combination with behavioral therapies to help the patient achieve and maintain sobriety.

The length of time for this stage varies depending on the individual’s needs and progress. It can range from a few weeks to several months or longer. The goal is to provide the patient with the tools and resources they need to successfully manage their addiction and maintain their recovery over the long term.

Beyond Detox: Our Comprehensive Recovery Programs

Detox is just the first step in addiction treatment. After detox, it’s important to continue with ongoing addiction treatment, such as therapy, counseling, and support groups. This can help address the underlying issues that led to addiction and develop healthy coping strategies for the future. It’s also important to create a relapse prevention plan to avoid returning to substance use.

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How to Choose a Detox Program

Choosing the right detox program can be a crucial step in the recovery journey, and this page will provide helpful tips and considerations to help make an informed decision.


How to Prepare for Detox

Discover the essential steps you need to take to get ready for your detox journey and ensure a successful transition to the next stage of your recovery.

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After Detox: What Comes Next

After detox, it is important to continue on the path to recovery by following a comprehensive treatment plan that may include therapy, support groups, and other resources to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse.

If You Need Help Overcoming Substance Use, We're Here to Support You, Just Take the First Step!

Contact Relief Recovery Center for a consultation and begin your journey to recovery. When making a call to Relief Recovery Center you will be greeted by one of our care coordinators who will guide you through a quick and easy process to start you on your path of recovery!