Scottsdale Detox Center for Drugs and Alcohol

As the fastest-growing state in the country, Arizona’s population is diverse and so are the people seeking addiction treatment.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of alcohol, illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs), and mental health in the United States. In the 2018 survey, 9.52% of Arizona residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month, nearly 1% higher than the national average. Additionally, 3.68% of Arizona residents reported using an illicit drug other than marijuana in the past month, just above the national average.

The number of Arizona adults who reported binge-drinking in the past year was 15.2%, which was 2% lower than the national average, but has risen steadily within the state over the past seven years. Between the ages of 18-25, 16.7% were diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD). Age 26 and up, it drops to 6.2%, which is still a significant number if you truly stop looking at percentages and just pause to think about six Arizonians in a room of 100 having SUD. 

Pinnacle Peak Recovery is equipped with a care team that brings its expertise in the mental health and substance use fields to our patients with a multidimensional therapeutic approach toward healing and recovery.

From detox through recovery, Pinnacle Peak Recovery’s family of licensed medical and behavioral professionals believe healing is possible for you, our client family. We are committed to life-long success for people suffering from—and those affected by—addiction and behavioral health conditions. We help our clients embody a life of recovery by embracing a new design for living with a focus on care in a friendly, family-like setting.

Our team of medical professionals, licensed therapists, and support staff will fully assess you or your loved one’s situation carefully to develop a personalized drug rehabilitation program. This may include:

  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Sober living
  • Aftercare program

What Can a Patient Expect When They Detox From Addiction?

Detox treatment is the initial step in the recovery process and should not be considered as a completed treatment program. That will come later after a full program of inpatient and outpatient treatment to develop a recovery and relapse prevention plan.

Detox should not increase the struggles of dealing with addiction. That’s why Pinnacle Peak Recovery uses evidence-based treatment and can offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) if needed. 

There are both physical and mental aspects at play with addiction to alcohol or drugs, or both.

Detox addresses the physical aspect of Treatment in two ways:

  • Physical symptoms occur upon withdrawal from and discontinuation of substance use. Withdrawal can be mildly annoying or extremely uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening if not done in a medically-supervised environment.
  • Toxins, or harmful substances, are cleared from the system.

Common effects during the body’s purge of alcohol toxins include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Shaking
  • More serious symptoms can occur if detox is done too quickly. Toxin elimination should be supervised.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms Seen in Medical Detox

Some types of drug withdrawal, like that from benzodiazepines and other types of sedatives, can resemble alcohol withdrawal syndrome. 

Some of these symptoms include:

  • Tremors
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Cravings
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle aches

The symptoms of withdrawal can appear within just a few hours after discontinuing use of a substance. Several variables can determine the type of withdrawal symptoms including your age, health history, and the type of substances that you have been using. We will provide you with information about what to expect once your intake has been completed.

Patient Therapy During Withdrawals for Alcohol or Drug Use

Withdrawal from any substance can be emotionally draining; we fully understand that and are prepared to assist you through it. Though the symptoms of withdrawal can be unbearable, they are not life-threatening. The biggest danger of the withdrawal period is relapsing so the symptoms just go away. After all, you may be so used to that euphoric rush that dealing with the discomfort of withdrawal makes that rush so much more desirable.

Unfortunately, extreme withdrawal symptoms, such as those found with heroin, can last for up to three days. This time can be very difficult, but after the main symptoms peak at around 72 hours, the discomfort gradually begins to fade. Even though the worst may be over, some substance users report post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) up to six months after the last use. 

This can be similar but on an emotional level with alcohol, where you may find yourself thinking about it at an unusual moment in the middle of your day. Such thoughts can be disheartening when you may have considered yourself recovered. Through your full treatment, you will come to learn that these are very common thoughts and can be handled and recovery is a continuation.  

These challenges are why the best detox should be done in medically-licensed rehab centers. This provides a stable environment where specially trained professionals monitor the symptoms and use appropriate methods to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal. Pinnacle Peak Recovery is a comprehensive drug addiction detox and rehab center that uses the latest evidence-based therapies and services to help you ease through the short- and long-term withdrawal process.  

All of these discomforts could take a mental toll on a person’s initial excitement upon approaching treatment. Our compassionate team understands this and will continue to motivate you through the detox process with your eye on the first step of addiction treatment.

No matter what substance you have used or how long you have taken it, people often feel a loss of control with the thought of never using a substance or seeking assistance with treatment. We are here to remind you that you ARE taking control BY seeking assistance and our treatment approach is based on clinical excellence. The Joint Commission has accredited our facility with its Gold Seal of Approval®. 

Pinnacle Peak Recovery Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Patient Benefits

  • 24/7 Medical care
  • Acute detox care and extended aftercare
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Long-term residential (60-days, 75-days, and 90+-days), residential, and intensive outpatient programs
  • Private home residential environments with sober counselors and full security
  • Comfortable, supportive atmosphere geared towards recovery
  • Master’s-level therapists offering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Primary care
  • Dual diagnosis mental health support
  • Alumni support and services
  • Trusted therapy methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Yoga, Reiki, meditation
  • Organically prepared meals
  • Equine therapy
  • Beautiful, desert settings in Scottsdale, near Phoenix
  • And so much more

Pinnacle Peak Recovery’s Detox Program upholds our brand promise to provide clinical excellence, compassionate care, and a family feel. We believe in patient-centered, evidence-based care driven by family values in a home-like environment. 

We incorporate the 12 steps into our approach but rely more heavily on evidence-based techniques such as CBT and DBT. We also offer a full continuum of care, from detox to outpatient. We’ll be there for you, every step of the way during your recovery journey. We also work with those on medication when needed.

We know that the longer a client is connected to care, the better their chance of success, so we work hard to maintain contact with our clients post-discharge. 

Call us now at 866-954-0524 where we have a team of admission professionals standing by 24/7 that can help assess your situation and determine the best treatment options for you or your loved one.

Medical Detox Facility - Patient FAQs:

How Long Does it Take To Cleanse Your Body?

Alcohol withdrawal can begin within hours of the last time a drink was taken. The physical symptoms will usually peak within a few days and recovery treatment can begin within a week. Drugs will vary depending on the type of substance. Cocaine, for example, typically has minimal physical withdrawal, while heroin withdrawal can cause psychotic episodes. The longevity of use, the condition upon arrival, and overall health are all factors that will determine the longevity of detox.

What Happens When You Detox?

When you detox, your body will suffer confusion when no longer exposed to the drug substance. This will manifest itself in several physical ways such as sweating, shaking, sleep, nausea, gastrointestinal issues, irritability, etc. There are comfort measures that can be taken to manage the symptoms such as hydration-therapy via IV, over-the-counter medications for soreness and headaches, and some other medications as deemed medically suitable.

What Does Detox Feel Like?

Some people describe detox as a blur of memories, mostly due to the discomfort and side effects making the process one to try not to dwell on. It can also be a reflective time during sleep periods as your body begins to adjust to its new normal. Our compassionate providers will encourage you to keep you occupied and make you as comfortable as possible.

Can I Do a Detox While on Medication?

If you have medications necessary for your physical or mental well-being, these will be discussed at intake and considered during your treatment plan by our medical team.