How Long Does Outpatient Drug Detox Take?

Detoxing from a substance usually takes anywhere from 3-14 days, depending on the substance you use and how long you've been using it. Going through detox is one of the top reasons people cite for being unable to get sober on their own. But when you have professional help, it doesn't have to be a long, dark road you feel like you'll never see the end of.

Diamond House Detox's outpatient detox program lets you receive medically assisted detox while going through the bulk of withdrawal from the comfort of your own home. Our on-site medical team will meet with you regularly until you get to the other side of detox and can take on the next steps in your recovery.

Does Your Drug Detox Need Professional Supervision?

The longer you're addicted to a substance, the more likely you are to develop a dependence on it. And sometimes, when you stop providing your body with said substance, this can cause medical concerns requiring intervention. So, when you go through a drug detox, it's best to have an informed medical professional on your side who can answer your call at any time and ensure your detox isn't taking too much of a toll on your body.

When you detox with Diamond House Detox, you'll have constant access to one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners, who'll guide you through the process and provide assistance when necessary. They'll help you if your symptoms get too severe or if you face serious cravings and relapse.

What to Expect From Outpatient Detox

Whether you're detoxing at home or in a medical facility, you'll be surrounded by supportive influences dedicated to helping you get sober so you can start recovering from your addiction. To ensure your safety, we'll start with a full evaluation focusing on your medical history, your addiction and any support systems you have.

If you're a good candidate for outpatient treatment, we'll start your detox as soon as possible. During the day, you'll be monitored at our facility and even go through therapy if you're feeling up to it, then return home at night. While going through detox, you can expect to experience a number of withdrawal side effects, like:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Sweating and clammy skin
  • Anxiety, paranoia and depression
  • Confusion and hallucinations
  • Intense cravings for the substance even after the withdrawal period

At Diamond House Detox, we combat these symptoms through medically assisted detox (MAD). Medications can sometimes ease your pain enough to make withdrawal and detox bearable.

Start Your Treatment Today

Detox is the first — and for some people, the hardest — step in recovering from addiction. Once you get through it, you can move on to therapy and coping skills. Diamond House Detox offers two other outpatient services following your detox — the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

If outpatient drug detox is the next step for you or a loved one, contact Diamond House Detox today to learn how to start. We'll schedule an evaluation at our Northern California facility as soon as possible. Our medical professionals will ensure you have everything you need to detox safely.