Haven House Treatment Center
by Jeremy Stanton
Haven House Treatment Center has a mission: to provide a comprehensive curriculum of treatment for those facing the challenge of addiction and mental health disorders. Our service is built from an understanding of the challenge of going this, and we operate with great care and compassion. We offer the most effective evidence-based therapies provided by the leading experts in the field.
Whether you or a loved one are stepping down from a residential treatment center or simply realizing that substance abuse is getting in the way, Haven House offers a continuum of services that will support clients every step of the way.
Our mission statement is to provide a full sober living experience to those who need it. We have been there, and we know that recovery is challenging. But we are there for you every step of the way.
Helping Clients with Detox
Chemical dependency often requires the body to undergo detoxification before an individual begin walking down the road of recovery. Haven house specializes in walking addicts through this highly medically sensitive process.
When clients, their families, or their friends contact a detox center, it is often the first time they have done so. It is often the first time that they have reached out and asked for help to conquer the disease of addiction. Clients are frightened to say goodbye to the substances that have helped them cope, and they are understandably anxious about possible withdrawal symptoms. This is common. In fact, research shows that the discomfort of withdrawal or the fear of that withdrawal is one of the primary reasons people resist entering treatment in the first place. At Haven House Detox Center we understand exactly how vulnerable and in need of support our clients and their families are during this time. We designed our program with this reality in mind.
For example, our medically monitored residential drug and alcohol detox is closely supervised by both our residential staff and an independent affiliated team of medical detox specialists. We have a team of consulting physicians who possess decades of experience managing withdrawal symptoms using the latest in evidence-based approaches. Our staff of experts is on site to provide round-the-clock support and care for the duration of this entire process.
Our number one goal is to ensure that detoxification process is as comfortable and safe as is medically possible.
What to Expect During Detox
Detoxification is the first step towards recovery when the drugs and alcohol are leaving the body and clients become free of physical dependence. This is a critical time in the healing process and, if attempted alone, can have potentially fatal consequences. This period is especially risky for those detoxing from alcohol and benzodiazepines.
Experiencing certain withdrawal symptoms during detox is normal and expected, though one’s symptoms and their severity will vary based on the person undergoing detox. Our team of experts walks each client through the process so that they understand their symptoms and that they are never alone in dealing with them.
The length of time needed for clients to safely detox depends on many variables. A few determining factors include: substance use history, physical health of client and the type of substances used. On average, clients can expect to be at the detox level of care from between 3-7 days.
When clients enter our program they are thoroughly assessed by our medical team to determine if they are appropriate for our level of care. If clients meet our criteria for medically managed detox, they then meet with our consulting team of psychiatrists and addiction specialists to formulate their treatment plan. Throughout the detox process, clients are continually assessed for physical symptoms as well as their emotional and psychological well-being.