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What To Expect in Our Spokane Detox Center

Do You Need a Medical Detox?

If you have an alcohol or substance use disorder, chances are you need to detox from the substance(s) in a controlled medical environment like the facility we offer at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Detoxing from substances and alcohol can produce very dangerous, and even life-threatening symptoms.

Alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder are defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as relating to two or more of the following points within in 12 month period:

    1. Substance is often taken in larger amounts and/or over a longer period than the patient intended.
    2. Persistent attempts or one or more unsuccessful efforts made to cut down or control substance use.
    3. A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance, use the substance, or recover from effects of using the substance.
    4. Craving or strong desire or urge to use the substance.
    5. Recurrent substance use resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or at home.
    6. Continued substance use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of the substance.
    7. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced because of substance use.
    8. Recurrent substance use in situations in which it is physically hazardous.
    9. Substance use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been cause or exacerbated by the substance.

Tolerance, as defined by either of the following:

a. Markedly increased amounts of the substance in order to achieve intoxication or desired effect.
b. Markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount.

    1. Withdrawal, as manifested by either of the following:

a. The characteristic withdrawal syndrome for the substance.
b. The same (or a closely related) substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms.

The severity of your alcohol or substance use disorder can be determined by a clinician, and is dependent on how many of the above points ring true for you in the past 12 months. If you have an alcohol or substance use disorder, a medical detoxification service is crucial to remove a substance from your body safely, effectively, and comfortably.

Our Medical Detox

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers superior detox services. Upon arrival to our facility, guests will be assessed for any symptoms of withdrawal, and evaluated for co-occuring disorders. When you become our guest, you can expect guidance, support, and superior care. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights only employs highly-trained staff and medical personnel, bringing you the best practices in the industry of addiction treatment with only proven-effective methods. Guests feel safe and secure, with 24/7 direct supervision from medical professionals.

Guests will undergo the detox process after being assessed for their symptoms of withdrawal, in order for medical staff to determine the best course of action for them. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights uses medication-assisted treatment, which is using medication alongside behavioral therapies. Unlike other detox facilities, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights provides intensive therapies during detoxification to begin the recovery process. Our Spokane detox center in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights holds national accreditations and state recognitions for offering the highest standard in medical detoxification.

What To Expect

As our guest, you can expect to be treated as such through out your stay. Guests can expect to be seen by medical professionals a number of times through out the duration of their stay at our detox center. Upon arrival, guests will be assessed and evaluated, as well as be paired with a case manager and a primary therapist. Guests will be able to take control of their treatment process, by playing an active role in creating their treatment plan alongside their case manager and therapist.

Guests can expect to be free from any distractions, the minute they enter our facility. Guests will have an initial assessment to determine the length of their stay at detox, which is either a 4 day stabilization period or a full 8 day stabilization. Guests will not have access to any devices or external distractions, as they will use our detox service to unplug and focus on themselves and their overall health. Guests are able to work on their physical, mental and spiritual health, with group therapies running through out the day— guests will participate in these groups to gain insight and support. Guests can also expect to meet with their primary therapist, to begin working on uncovering the root cause of their substance use disorder. Case managers are assigned to each guest in order to assist them with any circumstantial problems, from anything like applying for government assistance to handling ongoing legal issues.

Guests in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights detox center can expect to be responsible for working on themselves to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health. Guests are responsible for communicating honestly and openly, participating in therapy (unless medically cleared by our staff as unable to participate), and putting their best foot forward in this first step of addiction recovery. Through out their stay, guests will enjoy three balanced meals per day— prepared for them by our in-house private chef. Guests also have 24/7 access to beverages and snacks during their stay. Guests should expect to be made as comfortable as possible during their detoxification, enjoying a safe and caring environment.

Put simply, guests can expect medical attention, safety and security, intensive therapy, guidance, support and a high level of care.

After Detox

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights understands that our medical detox services are only the first step in addiction recovery, which is why we offer treatment programs designed to follow guests from medical detox through their recovery process. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers both a medical detox program, and a residential inpatient program. Our residential inpatient program is a 2-week program that is created to follow guests from detox to continue the therapeutic work and addiction recovery. Royal Life Centers also has treatment options that include: a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), an outpatient program (OP), sober living and graduate housing. Our treatment programs were developed to follow guests through their recovery process, providing support along the way.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, please reach out to our addiction specialists for guidance and to explore our treatment options. Our team of addiction specialists are available 24/7 to take your call at (888) 907-0898. Because We Care.

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