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Authored by Granite Recovery Centers    Reviewed by James Gamache    Last Updated: August 27th, 2021


James Gamache Medical Reviewer
Jim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Masters Level Addictions Counselor (MLADC). He has been working in the field of mental health/addiction treatment since 1995. Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Springfield College in 2000, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 2002. In 2002 Jim was hired by the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester holding the position of Clinical Case Manager. From 2004-2019, Jim was employed at WestBridge Inc. During his time at WestBridge, Jim held the following positions; Clinician, Team Leader, Director, & Chief Operations Officer. In 2019 Jim transitioned employment to GateHouse Treatment Center as the Clinical Director for 10 months. In October of 2020 Jim transitioned to Granite Recovery Centers and is currently serving as the Senior VP of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance.

Living with an addiction is incredibly difficult. It affects everyone around it, from the person with the addiction themselves, to their family, friends, coworkers, and so on. Though it can be daunting at first, making the decision to stop using and rid the poisons from your body is one that will change your life for the better.

At Granite Recovery Centers, we pride ourselves in knowing recovery inside and out. Our wide range of treatment options provide evidence-based programming that is specifically designed to help our clients begin their recovery journey.

Clients often start at Green Mountain Treatment Center, which is our largest drug and alcohol detox center in Effingham, NH.  This facility is comprised of Master’s-level and licensed clinicians, dedicated case managers, experienced 12-Step facilitators, as well as administrative support staff. This team works in concert to create and implement an individualized treatment plan that meets each client’s individual needs. We provide medical detoxification for people who do not need immediate medical intervention, are not a danger to themselves, and are capable of self-evacuation in the event of an emergency.

 

The Need for a Medical Drug Detox Center

A medical drug detox center, as the name implies, is aided and supported by medical experts, doctors, and other medical professionals. Getting onto the road to recovery, for many, begins by going through a detox process. Although detoxing from some substances does create a viable risk, mitigating those dangers and making recovery easier, more successful, and safer is the goal. That is the kind of support and team that Granite Recovery Centers affords those fighting addiction and going through detox. Granite Recovery Centers provides medical detoxification for people who do not need immediate medical intervention, are not a danger to themselves, and are capable of self-evacuation in the event of an emergency.

In addition to providing safe medical detox options, we strive to help our clients understand what to expect, make the detox process as smooth as possible, and provide a place to recover. Don’t attempt detox alone, and don’t attempt to beat addiction alone. We’re here to help you get onto the road to recovery today.

 

What is Drug Detox Like?

People will tell you that detox is one of the worst experiences that you can imagine. While we can confirm that it’s no cakewalk, Granite Recovery Centers makes the process manageable and as comfortable as possible. The detoxing stage is also one of your most vulnerable points to relapse, so if you choose to do nothing else, your best bet is to get to a detox center where you can be medically monitored and be far less likely to reach for a substance.

When you check into detox at Green Mountain Treatment Center, you may or may not be under the influence. Your belongings are then checked for substances, weapons, and communication devices. Once removing anything that can cause harm from your possession, you are admitted. The drug detox process can last from a few days to around a week. The length depends on the substances you used, for how long, how often, and how much.

Detox centers will make you as comfortable as possible while you experience the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Aches and pains
  • Chills

You can also experience:

  • Sweating
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Lightheadedness
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures (depending on the substance)
  • Cravings

When you begin to feel better, you will participate in group activities. You will also need to keep yourself clean (daily hygiene upkeep), and do your best to stay nourished. If you have an additional medical problem, you may go to a hospital to ensure that you receive the proper care. Most people can make it through in a semi-clinical setting.

 

What to Expect at Granite Recovery Centers’ Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

Granite Recovery Centers’ medical detoxification program at Green Mountain Treatment Center is a licensed medical facility set up for sub-acute medical detox. Clients under our care receive monitoring around the clock for at least 24 hours. After this initial time period, their condition is assessed, and they are either moved to the rehab stage or kept in the detox to continue their detoxing protocol.

Each client receives a certain level of acute or sub-acute medical detoxification based on the factors listed above. The “adult levels of care model” from The American Society of Addiction (ASAM) specifies detox care needs based on client characteristics. Granite Recovery Centers provides medical detoxification for people who do not need immediate medical intervention, are not a danger to themselves, and are capable of self-evacuation in the event of an emergency.

According to this model, clients can range from requiring Level 4 acute care (full hospital resources) to Level 0.5 sub-acute care (no withdrawal risk). Green Mountain Treatment Center’s program is certified at Level 3.7 sub-acute, which means that the facility can care for patients that have a high to manageable withdrawal risk and have the following need characteristics:

  • Requires 24-hour medical monitoring
  • Requires a 24-hour structured setting
  • Low interest in treatment, needs motivational strategies
  • Have great difficulty controlling substance use

Please note that not all patients will need to enter the sub-acute detox area.

During sub-acute detox, we may provide evidence-based medication to assist with the most severe withdrawal symptoms. This ensures that every individual that needs help remains in our care long enough to become sober and focused on recovery.

Drug addiction is tricky, and while we don’t promise it will be all smooth sailing, we do promise it is worth it. We are honored to have helped so many people find their way out of substance abuse and into the light of the new and wonderful lives they deserve.

 

Start Your Recovery and Your Detox Today

The fear of detox can often be the fear that keeps people from seeking recovery. Many of those who have attempted to detox on their own who have failed or suffered because of those detox efforts can be hesitant to attempt detoxing again. At Granite Recovery Centers, we work to put your mind at ease, help you understand the process, and provide the medical detox support you need. Don’t allow fear to keep you from detox, and don’t allow addiction to have one more day.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction and/or needs medical detox, then Granite Recovery Centers can help. You can overcome addiction and safely detox with the right medical support. Call us at 855.712.7784 to find the help and support you need to get through detox, during recovery, and as you begin living the life you deserve.

At Granite Recovery Centers, we want to provide accurate information about health and addiction so that our readers can make informed decisions.

We have credentialed medical doctors & clinicians who specialize in addiction treatment review the information on our website before it is published. We use credible sources such as government websites and journal articles when citing statistics or other medically related topics.