What is Detoxification?
Where Can Treatment be Found?
How Long Does Detox Take?
The length of detox can vary based on the patient’s personal needs and the severity of the addiction. Most detox programs range from three to seven days long, but some individuals may still experience cravings more than a week after they have stopped using a substance.
Detoxing from drugs is considered the first step in the addiction treatment process, which is why most treatment programs recommend additional therapy, support groups, and other self-improvement resources after the detox process has been completed. Continued treatment and support after detox will lead to the best possible results.2