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Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox: What it's Like & What to Expect

What to expect from AdCare's medical drug and alcohol detox services in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

What Happens During Medical Detox?

What is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is an element of care incorporated into the start of many substance use disorder treatment programs. This type of detoxification commonly involves various treatment interventions aimed at stabilizing and managing someone throughout the acute withdrawal period.

People who have developed significant physical dependence on certain types of substances over the course of prior problematic use often experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using. For instance, attempts to slow or abruptly quit alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids can result in highly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

With alcohol, benzodiazepines, and certain other sedative substances, some people may even experience severe withdrawal complications, such as seizures. For these and other types of substance dependence, medical detox provides a safe and comfortable setting for you to withdraw from drugs and alcohol as you begin the recovery process.

Medical Detox Daily Schedule: What to Expect at AdCare

Medical Detox Daily Schedule: What to Expect at AdCare

A typical day in the medical detox program at AdCare in Rhode Island starts at 7 am. After waking up, you have some free time to shower and get ready for the day. Breakfast is served at 8 am. We provide healthy, nutritious meals, as well as coffee, snacks, and juice. The first group starts at 9 am and focuses on recovery goals and change. This is followed by a relapse prevention group at 11 am and lunch at 12 pm. The afternoon offers more group therapy, including a 1 pm psychoeducational group and a 3 pm group that focuses on rotating topics, such as stress management, mindfulness, and healthy boundaries. Dinner is served at 5 pm and is followed by a self-help group meeting, like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. After the final meeting is complete, you will have free time until 11 pm, when lights go out.
Does Health Insurance Cover Medical Detox at AdCare?

Does Health Insurance Cover Medical Detox at AdCare?

Health insurance does cover medical detox at AdCare, but the exact coverage varies depending on your plan. Federal laws such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) require that health insurance companies cover substance use and mental health services and provide coverage equal to medical and surgical benefits.4,5 For many people, this means that health insurance will cover some or all of the costs of addiction treatment.

Comprehensive Care Just for You

AdCare in Massachusetts and Rhode Island offers several programming options to help you reach your recovery goals.

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    Inpatient Treatment

    Inpatient treatment offers a broad array of services for patients who will reside at one of our AdCare facilities for the duration of their treatment.

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    Outpatient Treatment

    With outpatient treatment, patients at AdCare can continue to live at home and maintain their daily lives while also obtaining life-changing addiction treatment.

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    Vets & First Responders Program

    We value the sacrifices that our veterans and first responders make on a daily basis. Our specialized programming places focus on the specific treatment needs of our heroes.

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    Aftercare options

    With a strong aftercare plan put together by you and our treatment team, you can continue your success as you keep moving forward in recovery.