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Medical Detox in Tampa, Florida

For many people struggling with addiction, the detoxification process is the first step upon entering treatment. Detox is usually necessary due to the intense physical effects of substance abuse — throughout the course of active addiction. The body becomes totally dependent on a substance like drugs or alcohol and it will reach a point where the addicted person becomes physically sick while sober. The symptoms associated with this are known collectively as “withdrawal” and serve as a major roadblock for people who try to get sober on their own. Not only is it very difficult to brave these symptoms on one’s own, but it can also be dangerous for an individual’s health. Some substances — particularly opioids and benzodiazepines, as well as alcohol in serious instances — have intense withdrawal symptoms like severe depression or anxiety, hallucinations, fever and nausea, body tremors or rapid weight loss. Medically Supervised Detox — that is, going through withdrawal under the supervision of medical professionals — is the best way to ensure that you are kept safe during this stage of recovery and that you can enter full-time therapeutic care on the right foot.


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Riverside Recovery provides our clients with a detoxification process in a peaceful, spa-like setting with private rooms and a 24/7 medically monitored detox program. Our staff is trained to taper and stabilize patients off of most substances, including alcohol, opiates, sedatives and benzodiazepines, fentanyl, amphetamines, marijuana and cocaine/crack. It’s our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible and make sure you are kept safe and healthy. Whatever the case may be, Riverside Recovery works to keep our patients comfortable while their body readjusts to living a life free of drugs in their system.

Do I Need Medically Monitored Detox?

The only way to know for certain whether supervised detox is right for you or your loved one is to talk to a professional before entering treatment for substance abuse. Most healthcare providers can perform a health exam and recommend the right kind of addiction treatment for your situation. You can also contact addiction recovery centers — at Riverside Recovery, when our clients are admitted into treatment, they undergo a thorough evaluation so we know where to place them within our programs. If medical detox is right for you, we will be sure to help you get the process started right away.

In general, detox is recommended for people entering treatment in the midst of active addiction, particularly addiction to opioids and opiates such as fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin). Suboxone; Benzodiazepines (Xanax or Valium) or serious, long-term addiction to alcohol. If you or your loved one is currently using drugs or alcohol on a regular basis, detox will likely be necessary. If you aren’t sure if your situation will require medical supervision, talk to Riverside Recovery Admissions Team and they’ll let our Medical Team makes sure you’re in the right care for you or your loved one.

Detox at Riverside Recovery of Tampa

Riverside Recovery provides tailored detox services for clients who are struggling with addiction to a variety of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids/Prescription Painkillers
  • Suboxone
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Tranquilizers
  • Stimulants
  • Benzodiazepines

Upon admission to our programs, you or your loved one will be evaluated by our clinical and medical staff to determine where they are in their addiction and what services will best meet their needs. If Detox is recommended, we will create a medical care plan to ensure that they are kept safe and comfortable as their body begins the healing process. The time frame for detox is dependent on the drug of choice, but a typical stay in our detox program ranges from 4-10 days.

During this time, patients will also begin to lay the groundwork for their Recovery. Once they’ve started to stabilize, the will meet with a therapist both individually and in groups. Clients start to learn more about their addiction and how it plays a role in their life. This way, once the Client transfers to residential or Intensive-outpatient program, they have begun to have an understanding of how their life has been affected by their substance abuse.

Dr. Michael Sore, our Medical Director, and Kumar Jairamdas, ARNP, oversee the medical component of the detoxification process at Riverside Recovery. Both providers bring extensive experience in an emergency department setting to Riverside Recovery. Both are trained and well-versed in treating stable and unstable Substance Abuse Disorders, making sure every Client who comes through our doors gets the best possible care. Our staff also includes several other highly qualified and fully licensed medical professionals, from therapists and clinicians to nurses and doctors. Our team is uniquely trained and experienced in caring for individuals whose health is at risk due to substance abuse, and will provide our signature exceptional treatment to every person in our detox programs.

Riverside Recovery’s state-of-the-art detoxification program provides the best care in the Tampa Bay area, combining a professional, experienced care team and a top-notch facility. By placing our patients in this environment, we can assure them that they’re receiving the help they need as they begin to take the first steps to change their life for the better.

Contact Riverside Recovery

Addiction is a debilitating disease that affects men and women everywhere, as well as their families and loved ones. At Riverside Recovery, we provide the treatment that people struggling with substance abuse need to heal and find a new start in life. Our comfortable, modern facilities are located in Tampa, Florida, on the beautiful Hillsborough River. We provide multiple levels of care including Detox, Residential and Outpatient programs under one roof, easing our Clients’ transitions between stages of Recovery and providing flexible options to meet each person’s needs. If you or your loved one is in need of recovery care and you think that our programs and approach might be right for you, please contact us to learn more about how we can help you. Call our admissions team at 800-871-5440 to begin your journey of recovery with us.