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Detox and Withdrawal Management

Are you or a loved one facing the challenges of withdrawal from substance use disorder?  Do you need medical and therapeutic support to navigate this process?  Our program is here to provide targeted support for men and women aged 18 and above who are ready to heal from substance use disorder. We offer a safe, medically managed environment with 24-hour nursing care and comfort medications to help you cope through the withdrawal process.  Our detox program is designed to help you regain control and find stability.


Withdrawal Management

Detoxification, also known as detox, can be a vital service for those who have struggled to break free from alcohol or drug use on their own. If you've faced unsuccessful attempts to end substance use independently, our detox program might be the breakthrough you need. We understand that drug withdrawal can lead to severe symptoms, which is why we provide a controlled environment with expert medical support—your safety is our top priority.


Comprehensive Care

We understand that withdrawal from substance use disorder can be overwhelming, with or without a co-occurring mental health diagnosis. That's why we offer withdrawal management/ detox to individuals in need, providing the comprehensive care you deserve.


Our dedicated team of medical and mental health clinicians, along with compassionate counselors and therapists, case managers, and peer recovery coaches work collaboratively to ensure your well-being throughout your journey, with the goal of preparing you to continue into residential treatment.  


Ongoing Support

Our care doesn't end at detox.  Once you are feeling better and have completed detox, you are ready for continued treatment to address your ongoing mental, emotional, and physical needs. Depending on your requirements, we offer personalized aftercare options, including our outpatient program, to ensure you receive the ongoing care necessary for a successful recovery.


Safe Environment

During your detox journey at St. Joseph Recovery Center, you'll find yourself in a secure environment, surrounded by experienced professionals who will closely monitor your progress. Once you've completed detox, you can seamlessly transition into the next phase of treatment without any interruption in your care.

Join us at St. Joseph Recovery, where we have a dedicated detox units at our Parkersburg and  Summersville facilities. Experience the transformation and support you deserve on your path to lasting recovery.

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What Happens During Detox?

At SJRC, we believe in treating every individual as an exceptional case, ensuring that your detox experience is custom-tailored to your specific needs. We understand that no two people are the same, which is why we offer a personalized approach to deliver the highest quality care.

During your time in detox/ withdrawal management, our primary goal is to effectively manage your acute withdrawal symptoms and support you in safely eliminating addictive substances. You'll be under the expert care of a multidisciplinary team comprising medical doctors, Nurse Practitioners, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), Professional Therapists, Supportive Counselors, Case Managers, and Peer Recovery Support Specialists. They'll work collaboratively to ensure your well-being and provide the utmost comfort throughout the process.

Rest assured that our closely monitored environment eliminates any immediate risk of relapse or negative outcomes, providing you with a safe haven for your recovery journey. At SJRC, we prioritize your safety and well-being above all else.

The typical duration of stay in our detox program is approximately 5-10 days. However, please keep in mind that each person's experience is unique, and the length of your program may vary depending on your specific needs.

Choose SJRC for a transformative experience where individualized care meets unwavering support. Let us guide you towards a brighter, healthier future.

Are Medication and Therapy Included in Detox?

Detox/ Withdrawal Management at SJRC offers personalized care that combines medication and therapy to meet your unique needs. Our goal is to provide effective treatment options that minimize withdrawal symptoms and support your overall well-being.


In our detox program, we utilize prescription medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms from addictive substances. Our medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone and Vivitrol, has been proven to effectively ease discomfort and protect your health during recovery.


At SJRC, we understand the significant impact of untreated Mental Health Disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder. These conditions often contribute to substance abuse. If you require Mental Health evaluation and care, including medication, our dedicated services are available to support you.


Therapy plays a vital role in managing distress and preparing you for the next steps in your treatment journey. Through group therapy, you can connect with others facing similar experiences and begin making positive lifestyle changes that promote a healthy future.

What Are the Long-Term Advantages of Detox and Withdrawal Management?

In just a few days, our detox program can have a lasting impact on your life. Here are two key advantages:

  1. Empowerment and Confidence: Overcoming addiction or a mental health crisis is a monumental achievement. Completing detox at SJRC instills a sense of success and self-confidence. You'll realize your true potential and gain the strength to face future challenges on your recovery journey. You're capable of overcoming anything that comes your way.

  2. Building a Supportive Community: Group therapy plays a vital role in our treatment approach. It shows you that you're not alone—there are others on a similar path. Through participation, you'll discover the power of support and become a source of inspiration for others. Joining the global recovery community actively can be truly life-changing.

At St. Joseph Recovery Center, we offer more than just short-term solutions. Our programs provide the foundation for a lifetime of positive change. Choose us and embrace a future filled with empowerment, support, and endless possibilities.

What Happens After Detox?

Completing detox with us is just the beginning of your transformative journey. We ensure a smooth transition to the next level of treatment, safeguarding you against immediate relapse and providing uninterrupted care. You'll have the opportunity to grow stronger in recovery, shielded from everyday stresses and pressures.

Based on your unique needs and goals, your next step may involve our continued Residential programming or our flexible Outpatient program. We prioritize what works best for you, tailoring your path to success.

No matter which level of care you complete with us, rest assured that you'll leave St. Joseph Recovery Center equipped with a comprehensive discharge plan. This invaluable document will connect you with vital resources, providing ongoing support for your continued recovery in the months and years ahead.


Choose St. Joseph Recovery Center for a seamless progression towards lasting recovery. Embrace a future filled with stability, growth, and a roadmap to continued success.

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