The length of time it takes your body to detox from recreational drugs or alcohol varies depending on the drug you have become addicted to, and on your individual addiction history.

Physical withdrawal from a chemical addiction can be a frightening and difficult experience, which is why many people choose a residential detox program. Our program assists recovery from addiction in a safe, medically managed drug detoxification plan. Doctors and nursing staff are able to monitor overall health while the body is detoxes and, if necessary, offer appropriate medication to support a more comfortable and controlled detox and recovery.  

Physical withdrawal symptoms may include:

Excessive sweating Shakiness – tremor
Sleep disturbances Insomnia
Confusion Seizures or blackouts
Increased craving for the substance(s) Agitation / irritability
Appetite disturbances Joint pains
Flu symptoms Fever
Mood swings  

Experiencing detoxification in a treatment centre such as South Pacific Private can also help with issues surrounding emotional dependence, as the detox environment is a supportive, drug-free environment where peer and therapist support is available 24/7. After assessment, a decision is made as to whether SPP’s detox program is appropriate for the individual. In some cases we may ask you to undertake detox before coming to SPP.

Detox can also be part of our full rehab program for addicts who wish to gain full recovery form alcohol dependence or drug addiction. Find out more about the programs we offer here or read about past client's experiences of treatment here.