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Helping Women Safely Detox

Residential Drug & Alcohol Detox Center

Treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) starts with detoxification. Clients undergo a comprehensive admissions assessment to determine what treatment service will provide them with the best support during detox and withdrawal from alcohol or other substances.

Avery Lane helps women safely detox from substances using evidence-based methods, including prescription medications and psychotherapy. Clinicians stabilize clients and ensure they have access to essential support services to reduce the effects of detox and withdrawal.

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What Is Detoxification?

The detoxification process rids the body of any lingering trace of addictive substances. Symptoms may last from several days to several weeks. Detox is an essential start of recovery and allows the body to begin healing. Clinicians can more accurately diagnose co-occurring disorders after detox. According to studies from, “Many psychiatrists agree that diagnoses for comorbid psychiatric conditions cannot be made until patients have been detoxified from abused substances and observed in a drug-free condition for 3 to 4 weeks since many withdrawal symptoms mimic those of psychiatric disorders.” Avery Lane offers comprehensive residential detox for women recovering from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Do All Substances Require Professional Residential Detox Programs?

    Professional women’s detox centers do more than offer medical supervision and treatments. Clients also use these residential detox for women programs to do the following:

    • Remain accountable for abstaining from drugs and alcohol
    • Establish emotional stability using behavioral and cognitive therapies
    • Replace maladaptive routines, behaviors, and coping skills with healthy alternatives
    • Build a solid support system of peers, clinicians, family members, and support staff

    Many people relapse during detox if they do not have adequate supervision or emotional support. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Detoxification alone without subsequent treatment generally leads to resumption of drug use.” Individuals who try to detox at home have an increased risk of relapsing and experiencing severe side effects. Relapsing during or after detox is very dangerous. Even detoxing from seemingly mild disorders like marijuana use disorder (MUD) may be highly destabilizing for some individuals. Professional detox programs are the best and safest way to transition off of any addictive substance.

    Begin Healing with Detox & Clear the Way for Recovery

    Our detoxification process is carefully designed to address both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, ensuring a supportive and nurturing environment supervised by medical experts. By combining this with ongoing therapies and support systems, we help individuals begin their path to long-term recovery. To understand more about our detoxification programs and comprehensive addiction treatment services, please get in touch with Avery Lane at (800) 270-2406.

    Symptoms People Experience During Detoxification

    The symptoms of detox vary significantly depending on multiple factors, including:

    • Client age and general health
    • Type of substance misused
    • How many substances were misused
    • Dose of substance(s)
    • Co-occurring mental health disorders

    Detox may include a range of mild to severe symptoms including:

    • Vomiting, nausea, stomach pain or discomfort, and other gastrointestinal issues
    • Excessive sweating
    • Extreme mood swings
    • Episodes of anxiety or depression
    • Fatigue
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Extreme irritability
    • Body aches
    • Headaches or migraines
    • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
    • Intensive cravings
    • Intrusive thoughts
    • Compulsions
    • Shaking or muscle tremors
    • Appetite changes

    Symptoms may last from a few days to weeks or months, depending on how a person responds to treatment. In most cases, mental health symptoms linger the longest. Some people may experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). According to the urnal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, symptoms of PAWS may include “anxiety, depression, irritability, cognitive dysfunction, cravings for alcohol [or drugs], sleep disturbance, fatigue, and autonomic irregularities.” Depending on the individual, symptoms may last from several weeks to years. Therapy, medication, and other forms of treatment help people successfully manage PAWS.

    Benefits of Detox Treatment

    Residential detox programs provide women with a safe and welcoming environment during withdrawal. Some of the primary benefits of detox programs include:

    • Structure and a daily schedule to keep clients focused on healing
    • Access to an empowering community of women in recovery
    • Decreased distractions
    • Access to medical supervision and more comprehensive services

    Women often have more tasks around the home compared to men on top of work, school, or other life responsibilities. Residential detox allows women to step away from worrying about those responsibilities while they heal from the effects of substance abuse.

    Detox Programs at Avery Lane

    The detox program at Avery Lane lasts between five and ten days, depending on the client’s needs. Clinicians use assessments and other tools to determine how long someone may take to fully detox the substance from their system.

    The residential detox program at Avery Lane includes the following treatments and services:

    • 24/7 access to medical supervision
    • Full Psychiatric and medical assessment
    • Naturopathic assessment
    • IV vitamin therapy
    • Clinical assessment and individual therapy
    • Evidenced and holistic-based therapeutic modalities
    • An introduction to Avery Lane’s “Whole Being Recovery Model”
    • Continuing care and discharge planning

    Clients collaborate with the clinical team to ensure they step down to the next best level of care after completing detox.

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    Avery Lane has admissions specialists ready to help you determine insurance coverage and financing options. We accept most private, commercial insurance. Please note that we are unable to accept 
Medi-Cal, Medicare, or Medicaid at this time. Click below to fill out our Confidential Insurance Verification Form and we will contact you promptly.

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    Medication-Assisted Treatments During Detoxification

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is sometimes necessary to help people transition safely off dangerous addictive substances. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has approved several different medications to treat alcohol use disorders (AUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD).” The FDA has determined that “These medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body.” MAT ensures clients detox from alcohol and opioids safely.

    Most people who require MAT services to safely taper off dangerous substances benefit from attending a higher level of care and transitioning to Avery Lane once they have tapered off all substances.

    Holistic Treatments During Detox

    The clinicians at Avery Lane have decades of combined experience helping women recover from withdrawal and the effects of detox. Holistic therapies and evidence-based therapeutic modalities play an essential role in treating withdrawal symptoms. Clinicians use holistic services, including naturopathic assessment and IV vitamin therapy, to support women’s physical health during detox and withdrawal. Clients are given the information and resources they need to make educated decisions about their health.

    Detox is the first stage of treatment for individuals recovering from substance abuse. Avery Lane uses comprehensive assessments and evidence-based treatments to ensure women in recovery receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. To learn more about our detox program and services, call our office today at (800) 270-2406.

    What Women Experience

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    Camille Open Door at Avery Lane Womens Rehab Novato

    We were all so fortunate to find Avery Lane when our daughter was at a low point. An initial diagnosis was confirmed by staff and the time spent there in recovery was very beneficial to both our daughter and ourselves. Our daughter was able to find out why she was behaving the way she was and was given many tools to help her recovery.

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    Hear What Our Alumni Has To say about Avery Lane

    I can only say that seeking help is the first big step. I am so grateful to have found the team at Avery Lane…this past year has been far from easy or simple. I’ve had my moments of doubt, crisis, despair, loneliness…. but in each of those instances I had an incredible group of women to help me through my journey…reminding me of the many tools at my disposal, the strength of my soul and the freedom that comes when you face your worst fears.

    D.R. - Avery Lane Alumni

    My daughter chose to go to Avery Lane because it was founded by a woman, run by women and only treated women. It gave her a safe sanctuary to heal as well as peace of mind for us, her parents, who did not want her in a co-ed treatment program."

    C.H - Mother of Avery Lane Alumni

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    Avery Lane boasts state-of-the-art facilities that offer comfort, tranquility, and effective treatment in a serene setting. Our locations have modern amenities and therapeutic spaces catering specifically to women. Each area is thoughtfully designed to provide a calming and secure environment conducive to healing and Recovery.

    From splendid, cozy, comfortable rooms to communal areas for group activities and social interaction, every aspect of Avery Lane provides a nurturing atmosphere tailored to your recovery experience. Our outdoor spaces offer a peaceful retreat, allowing women to connect with nature as part of their healing process.