Detox Treatment

Medically monitored, safe and comfortable detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol.

As part of our full continuum of care, Sanford Behavioral Health provides medical (or sub-acute) detox treatment for our patients. This treatment can include a medically monitored detox for acute withdrawal, withdrawal management, and outpatient support for post-acute withdrawal symptoms.

Our medical professionals work closely with individuals to ensure their well-being and comfort during detox. Sanford Behavioral Health is committed to helping our patients start their journey toward a healthier, substance-free life. Our detox treatment center is 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. For more information about our detox program, contact our team at 616.202.3326. We can help you find a suitable detox treatment for you.

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Welcome to Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus!

What Is Detoxification?

Detoxification is safely removing alcohol and drugs from the body and managing the resulting withdrawal symptoms. When detoxing, patients can expect mental and physical symptoms like nausea, anxiety, and body discomfort. Some detox symptoms can be life-threatening. Although each person experiences detox differently, we decide if medically monitored detoxification is necessary for each patient or whether they can safely detox during residential or outpatient treatment.

Detox Assessment

Admission to detox treatment is based on assessing a person’s needs, preferences, and likelihood to benefit from medically monitored detox. We provide a medical evaluation within 24 hours of admission that includes:

  • Physical examination
  • Orders for appropriate service
  • Face-to-face consultation
  • Risk assessment with a personal safety plan

We also complete a comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment as soon as we admit a patient into an appropriate program.

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Soothing colors and comfortable beds

Detox Treatment

In addition to safe detox, we also provide individual and group therapy. Our medical detox program assists individuals experiencing the physiological and psychological effects of acute withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. Those who meet the criteria for this level of care are experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, they need 24-hour nursing care and regular physician visits. Patients at this level are unlikely to complete withdrawal without medical monitoring.

Detox treatment provides a 24-hour, medically safe, and secure setting. This includes nursing, professional care, and support services. Detox treatment also prepares and motivates our patients to continue treatment after discharge. Our patients often begin addiction treatment while in detox. Detox addresses the physical aspect of addiction, while addiction treatment addresses the emotional pain that underlies substance use. Detox and addiction treatment go hand-in-hand.

At Sanford, we want to see our patients succeed and create a better life for themselves in recovery. Our detox team helps patients decrease cravings for addictive substances, while also trying to understand how symptoms may tempt them back to an increased use. Our clinical and medical team ensures that our patients have a safe and comfortable withdrawal from drugs/alcohol. It’s a rigorous experience, but well worth achieving.

Gilbert Masterson, M.D. Chief Medical Officer Sanford Behavioral Health

Detox Treatment Programs

Sub-Acute Detox or Medical Detox

Sanford Behavioral Health's detox treatment in Marne, Michigan, offers medical detoxification services 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. In this level of care, safe detoxification is the primary goal while providing individual and group therapy. The medically monitored programs assist those experiencing the physiological and psychological effects of acute withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. Those who meet the criteria for this level of care are experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, they require constant nursing care and routine check-ups.

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Residential Detox

Withdrawal management in residential addiction treatment focuses on non-medical detoxification management, or post-acute withdrawal symptoms. This level of treatment is appropriate for those with no medical or neurological symptoms that require 24-hour medical monitoring. The primary providers are paraprofessionals who undergo training and are supported by Sanford Behavioral Health's nursing and clinical staff. Withdrawal management in a residential setting is available for intoxicated individuals and patients withdrawing from alcohol and other substances which are not at the acute (severe) stage of withdrawal.

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Outpatient Detox

Outpatient detox or ambulatory withdrawal management is provided through Sanford Behavioral Health Outpatient Center under the direction of a licensed physician. Outpatient detox is for patients who are under the influence of substances or withdrawing from them but don't have symptoms that require around-the-clock care. Outpatient monitoring occurs with outpatient therapy and  medication-assisted treatment (MAT). We evaluate all patients to confirm that they do not have any medical or neurological symptoms because of their substance use that would necessitate a higher level of care.

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Alcohol Detox Treatment

Our alcohol detox treatment program at Sanford Behavioral Health helps patients safely detox from alcohol and can provide the first step of recovery for those struggling with alcohol addiction. Alcohol detox is the process of allowing your body to rid itself of alcohol and its toxic substances. During alcohol detox treatment, our medical and clinical professionals will assess each patient’s unique circumstances and customize a plan that fits their needs. 

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Medical Detox Treatment

Medical detox treatment can be an important part of your recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Medical detox involves a medically supervised process designed to help minimize the risk of adverse effects of alcohol and other drugs. Our medical professionals at Sanford Behavioral Health are experienced in providing the highest standard of care for a safe and successful detoxification process.  

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Holistic Detox Treatment

Holistic detox treatment is also available to help patients recover from substance use disorder. Our holistic approach focuses on treating the entire person, including their mind and body. This type of detox treatment is helpful to patients because it focuses on the root cause of substance use disorder rather than just managing physical symptoms.  

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Drug Detox Treatment

At Sanford Behavioral Health, our drug detox treatment provides patients with a safe and supportive environment while they detox from drugs. We offer both medical and holistic drug detox treatment options so that each patient can find the type of care that works best for them. Our physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists specialize in helping patients manage physical symptoms and any mental or emotional distress associated with substance use disorder.  

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Benefits of Detox for Addiction Recovery 68% higher success rates for those who start treatment with detox Medical care to ease withdrawal symptoms Psychological support for co-occurring mental health concerns Reduced risk of relapse even after leaving treatment Help with building a foundation for long-term recovery Support from a network of peers and addiction treatment professionals Ongoing care plans to further recovery Detox is an important step in providing the foundation for a successful recovery. However, seeking addiction treatment after is just as important. Reach out to Sanford Behavioral Health for detox and treatment programs that can help you heal. Sources National Institutes of Health – Principles of Drug Addiction – Addiction Recovery Statistics

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Why Choose Sanford Behavioral Health Detox Center?

At Sanford Behavioral Health, we prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients during the detox process. Our team works closely with each patient to ensure an individualized approach to detox treatment.

The Detox Team

The detox treatment center is staffed by Sanford Behavioral Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Gilbert Masterson, M.D. Also present are the Clinical Director, Chief Operations Officer, registered or licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, licensed physicians, clinicians, dietitians, and case managers. Dr. Masterson oversees all medical interventions at the detox center and provides an essential segue for patients moving from detox to other levels of care within the continuum.

Restorative Surroundings

Our facilities provide a beautiful space in which to heal. The shared spaces encourage community when wanted and tranquil solitude when needed. Our detoxification program offers a structured and secure setting conducive to withdrawal management, personal privacy, and the security of personal belongings. Our detox center offers the ideal environment for the following:

  • Therapeutic and educational activities
  • Cultural or spiritual activities
  • Delicious meals and sociable mealtimes
  • Quiet pursuits such as reading, knitting, and journaling
  • Safe sleeping and hygiene accommodations (based on gender, age, and needs)
  • A fresh start in recovery

Our detox center provides the foundation for a successful start in addiction recovery. We empower individuals to break free from dependency and begin the journey toward long-term sobriety.

Learn More About Detox Treatment in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Sanford Behavioral Health

Finding a detox treatment suitable for you can be a daunting task, but at Sanford Behavioral Health, we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. If you or a loved one are seeking substance use treatment in Marne, Michigan (12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids), contact us at 616.202.3326 to learn more about our detox center and how we can help individuals begin their journey toward recovery.

How Much Does Detox Treatment Cost?

The cost of detox is an expense most individuals have never planned or budgeted for, and there are many contributing factors. The question of treatment cost does not have a simple answer: insurance coverage, financial circumstances, and treatment programs are different for each person. Sanford works with most insurance companies to utilize the best possible coverage and benefits. 616.202.3326

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