Drug & Alcohol Detoxification & Withdrawal Management

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Alcohol & Drug Detoxification in Boulder, Colorado

NorthStar Transitions offers clinically supervised non-medical alcohol detox, alcohol withdrawal management, heroin detox, opiate detox, heroin withdrawal management, Suboxone tapers, methamphetamine detox and cocaine detox at our Boulder residential treatment facility. For individualized consultation and assessment, please call admissions at 303-558-6400 or submit an online inquiry HERE.

NorthStar Transitions offers “social detox” and withdrawal management for alcohol. Social detox may be appropriate to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms when an individual is acutely intoxicated but has not been using alcohol in large amounts over an extended period of time. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include shaking, sweating, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and intense cravings for more alcohol. Alcohol detox will typically last between 2-7 days.

Detox from heroin and other opiates including prescription painkillers is generally appropriate for social detox. Heroin detox symptoms include sweating, anxiety, diarrhea, extreme cravings for more heroin, nausea and insomnia. Detox from prescription pills such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, Dilaudid and Fetanyl  are virtually identical to withdrawal from heroin. Many medications can be prescribed to help ease the symptoms of heroin withdrawal such as Clonidine and Subutex. Heroin detox and/or opiate detox will typically last between 2-7 days.

Cocaine detox is generally appropriate for social detox. Cocaine detox symptoms include intense cravings for more cocaine, anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability and paranoia. Cocaine detox symptoms typically subside within 48 hours.

Meth detox symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, irritability and cravings for more meth. Meth addiction is generally appropriate for social detox. Meth detox symptoms typically subside within 48 hours.

Due to the need for 24 hour medical supervision, detox for benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium etc.) is generally not appropriate for non-medical detox.

Due to the strict rules and regulations around dispensing methadone, methadone detox is not appropriate for non-medical detox and cannot be performed at NorthStar Transitions.

After detox, many clients experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) long after their initial symptoms subside. Post-acute withdrawal symptoms can last for several weeks after last use of drugs or alcohol. Because clients are highly susceptible to relapse while experiencing PAWS, it is highly recommended that clients remain in residential addiction treatment for at least 2-4 weeks following detox.

Detox admissions are by appointment only. Same day appointments may be available. If you or a loved one are in need of alcohol detox, heroin detox, opiate detox or another type of detox, NorthStar Transitions may be able to help. Please contact admissions at 303-558-6400 or submit your insurance information HERE for a free insurance benefits check and consultation.