For many, detox is the vital first step to building a life free from addiction. It can also seem like the scariest part of treatment, as some people are unsure of the process of detox and wonder whether it's painful or even dangerous.


While it is true that attempting to detox at home without any medical support can be very dangerous, those who choose to reach out and receive medical assistance during this period of uncertainty are making a much healthier choice for themselves - especially when it comes to detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines.

What is a Medical Detox?

Medical detox, also known as detoxification, is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of a substance on which it has become physically dependent. It is typically the first step in the addiction treatment process and involves the use of medications and other medical interventions to manage the physical symptoms that can occur during withdrawal from the substance.

Medical detox is typically administered in a hospital or other inpatient setting under the supervision of a medical team, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The goal of medical detox is to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient while they undergo withdrawal from the substance, as well as to prepare them for the next steps in their treatment journey.

It's important to note that medical detox is not a standalone treatment for addiction and does not address the psychological or emotional aspects of the disorder. After completing detox, patients typically transition to a longer-term treatment program, such as an inpatient rehab program to address the underlying causes of their addiction and learn coping skills to maintain long-term recovery.

Horizon is a Fully Licensed Medical Rehab Facility

At Horizon Rehab Center, our onsite medical team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping our patients achieve a successful detox withdrawal and detox from substances. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the centre, having received extensive training in addiction treatment and related fields.

Our medical team includes doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients. They are proficient in the latest treatment protocols and are equipped to handle any medical needs that may arise during the detox process.

In addition to their technical skills, our medical team is also known for their compassionate and supportive approach. They understand that recovery is a journey and are committed to providing personalised care and support to each of our patients. They work closely with our clinical team to develop individualised treatment plans as they hand over clients to our clinical team for ongoing psychological treatment.

We are very proud of our medical team, who represent a critical component of our success at Horizon Rehab Center.

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, including alcohol, please get in contact with us today. Our highly accredited admissions counsellor will be able to guide you on the right path and answer any questions you may have.