Alcohol & Drug Detox Center New Jersey

Best Detox Center for Alcohol & Drugs | New Jersey Residents

It is no secret that drugs and alcohol are highly addictive substances, with thousands of Americans struggling to put down these substances every day and live a life of sobriety. Many know that they want to change their addictive behaviors but struggle with how to begin the first crucial step of detox. Residents of New Jersey trust Legacy Healing Center for the high level of care and support given to patients in their most vulnerable time going through drug detox.

We sometimes get asked by patients if they should detox on their own at home by going cold turkey. This is something that we strongly advise against. Detoxing from drugs and alcohol will look differently from person to person depending on the substance that you use and the rate of use you were engaged in. This makes it challenging for you to know what to expect for withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the symptoms you exhibit, there is a possibility that some withdrawals will have the potential for life-threatening side effects should you quit abruptly. The nature of addiction is a dependency on a substance. When you quickly remove a substance from your body that your physical self has become dependent on to function, it can send your body into shock and an inability to function. That is why we encourage all patients to attend a medically supervised detox that will have them detoxing under the careful watch of our doctors and nurses who specialize in drug and alcohol detox.

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.

What Is Alcohol Detox Like?

Alcohol addiction is common among most Americans and New Jersey residents. What is not as common knowledge is the effects an alcohol dependency can have on your body. Prolonged alcohol use causes a person’s body to become reliant on alcohol to function normally throughout the day. When you want to remove alcohol consumption from your life, if it is done cold turkey, there can be devastating side effects with the risk of being life-threatening. 

Common withdrawal symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue 
  • Tremors 
  • Sweating 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Anxiety
  • Elevated heart rate 
  • Restlessness  
  • Depression 
  • Delirium tremens (DT’s) 
  • Seizures 
  • Delusional thinking patterns 

As you experience alcohol withdrawals in your detox program, you will be monitored by nurses and physicians who will provide you with proper treatment methods to lessen the severity of your symptoms. This can include the use of medication that will help you get through the more severe withdrawal symptoms and ensure your safety throughout your detox process. 

Along with therapeutic treatment methods, you will be offered holistic treatment measures for detox, such as mild physical activity, meditation, and emotional support. You may experience a range of emotions, some unpleasant, during your drug detox process. Our on-site counselors will be with you every step of the way to support you through those uncomfortable emotions and help you stick your detox through. 

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.

What Is Drug Detox Like?

The use of drugs, prescription or illicit, is on the rise in our country, with many turning to drugs as a means to cope with a co-occurring disorder or simply as the only coping strategy that they know. When you enter into drug addiction, you are not always thinking of the adverse, addictive effects on you physically. 

Depending on your drug of choice, your withdrawal symptoms will look different, with some having a higher risk of severe withdrawal symptoms than others. Regardless of your drug of choice, it is highly recommended that you enter into our medically supervised detox program to ensure that your detox is safe and comfortable. Some withdrawal symptoms you may experience during your detox are:

  • Excessive sweating 
  • Nausea/vomiting 
  • Tremors 
  • Chills/cold sweats 
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Diarrhea 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Seizures 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure 
  • Paranoia 
  • Severe drug cravings 

Our highly trained and qualified medical team at Legacy Healing will be with you every step of the way during your detox process. We are empathetic to the unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing and want to provide you with ongoing emotional support from our compassionate counselors. Along with emotional support, you will be provided with an individualized detox plan that will help you slowly taper off of drugs. It can be dangerous to remove medications from your consumption instantly, specifically with prescription drugs, which is why a physician and nurse will supervise you to lower your dose and safely remove the drugs from your system over time. Additional medication can be provided to help mitigate any severe withdrawal symptoms and keep you feeling comfortable and at ease. 

How Long Is Detox?

The length of your detox program will be dependent on many factors. The substance of choice that you use and your history with addiction will factor into the symptoms that you experience in your withdrawal process. Typically, we see patients beginning to have mild withdrawal symptoms after 24 hours from their last dose or drink. By day three, most patients will start to experience the peak of their withdrawal symptoms. This can last for up to 7 days. Commonly, we see patients experience a decline in symptoms after day seven, and they begin to feel healthier and more functional by that point.

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.
Why Choose Legacy to Detox?

New Jersey residents choose Legacy Healing for their detox program for the personalized approach to our detox program. We offer our patients above and beyond industry-standard approaches through our holistic measures to detox. We collaborate with counselors and medical professionals to ensure your physical and emotional needs are a top priority throughout your time with us. Your safety and comfort are always of utmost importance to us. We know detox isn’t always pleasant, but we strive to make this process as smooth as possible for you through our comprehensive treatment methods. If you want to learn when you can start your detox program, contact Legacy Healing Center today.

Legacy Healing Center testimonials

What Our Alumni Has to Say

Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!

Jacqueline C.

Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.

Avi S.

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with us or simply have any questions or comments, please call us today. Our helpline is 100% confidential.

Call Us


Visit Us