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Begin Your Path to Sobriety with Mountainside’s Alcohol Detox Program

Struggling with alcohol addiction can feel overwhelming and isolating. But you don’t have to go through this alone. We understand the unique challenges you face and offer compassionate, personalized care to help you break free from alcohol and start your journey to lasting sobriety.

The first step in the recovery process often starts with detox. This critical first step is not just about removing toxins from the body; it’s about setting the foundation for a healthier, alcohol-free life. Mountainside’s medically supervised alcohol detox program provides the support you need to safely and comfortably manage withdrawal symptoms. You’ll be under the care of our dedicated team of addiction experts, who will guide you through every step with empathy and understanding.

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Embrace the First Step Towards a Life Free from Alcohol

Step into a world free from alcohol. At Mountainside, our inpatient detox program provides a calm and supportive environment designed to support your healing and minimize distractions. Our compassionate team of experts is dedicated to your well-being around the clock, prioritizing your safety and comfort during this critical stage. You’ll receive personalized care tailored to your unique needs, ensuring you feel understood and supported every step of the way.

Personalized care tailored to you: We understand that everyone’s journey is unique. That’s why we craft an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Experienced nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, and clinicians work together to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the detox process.

24/7 support for every step: Cravings and withdrawal symptoms can be challenging, but you’re never alone. Our dedicated medical team is available 24/7 to provide compassionate care and expert guidance during the withdrawal process. This ensures a smooth and comfortable transition towards the next stage of your recovery.

Alcohol Detox Program Offerings

Medical & Psychiatric Services

Comprehensive medical and psychiatric services to help evaluate how alcohol has affected your physical and mental health. Through a series of evaluations, medical exams, and continuous monitoring we better understand how addiction has impacted you and are able to determine the best course of action to address your specific recovery needs.

Clinical Services

  • Individual counseling: One-on-one sessions with a clinician to help you uncover the root causes of your addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Group counseling: Daily clinician-facilitated therapy session that enables you to openly express yourself and explore issues among others who understand what you are going through.

Wellness Services

Evidence-based holistic therapies to support you in managing withdrawal symptoms and cultivating wellness. Reduce stress and promote healing through mindfulness, acupuncture, and other wellness approaches.

Program Breakdown: What to Expect When You Detox at Mountainside

Mountainside’s addiction treatment alcohol detox program combines medical best practices with a holistic approach to deliver a carefully designed and personalized plan tailored to your specific needs. In a warm and supportive environment, our dedicated team of medical and clinical professionals provides 24/7 individualized care and support as you begin your journey to recovery. Our experts will stabilize your body and help you through withdrawal symptoms, as well as any other physical and emotional challenges you may face during the first days of your recovery.


Inpatient Assessment

Comprehensive evaluations to determine diagnosis, treatment recommendations with appropriate level of care, fitness for returning to practice, and timeline for potential return.

  • History and physical exam
  • Urine screen and bloodwork testing
  • Biopsychosocial assessment
  • Family dynamics assessments, family genogram, and family APGAR
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Neuropsychological assessment, as needed
A detox nurse taking care of a patient at Mountainside treatment center in Connecticut.

Medically Monitored Detox
(3-10 days)

Psychiatric and 24-hour nursing care to maximize comfort during and ensure success through the withdrawal process.

  • Group therapy, daily
  • Individual therapy, 2 sessions
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment options available
  • Yoga and acupuncture
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Typical Day at Mountainside’s Detox Program


  • Breakfast
  • Vital Signs Check
  • Medications
  • Group Counseling
  • Therapeutic Art
  • Recovery Education


  • Lunch
  • Vital Signs Check
  • Individual Counseling
  • Nutrition Education
  • Yoga


  • Dinner
  • AA Speaker Meeting
  • Free Time
  • Vital Signs Check
  • Sleep Education

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*Please note that we do not work with state insurance or accept Medicare/Medicaid.

Understanding Your Journey: What is Alcohol Detoxification?

Alcohol detoxification, also known as detox, is the process of stopping alcohol use and allowing your body to remove the remaining alcohol from its system. This can be a challenging experience, as your body adjusts to the absence of the substance it has become dependent on. Withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, sweating, tremors, and nausea, are common during this time.

While some individuals attempt detox at home, it’s safer and more effective to seek professional help at an addiction treatment center. Mountainside’s inpatient detox program provides medical support, helps to manage withdrawal symptoms, and offers a supportive environment to navigate this crucial first step in your recovery journey.

Remember, detoxification is only the beginning of the recovery process. Long-term treatment and support are essential for lasting change.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Starting an inpatient detox program can feel overwhelming and it’s completely natural to want to understand what to expect during alcohol withdrawal. While everyone’s experience is different, having an idea of potential symptoms can help you feel more prepared.

Physical Symptoms:

  • Nervous System: Anxiety, jitteriness, tremors, difficulty sleeping, vivid dreams, headaches.
  • Digestive System: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating.
  • Cardiovascular System: Increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Psychological Symptoms:

  • Mood: Irritability, mood swings, low mood, cravings for alcohol.
  • Cognitive: Difficulty concentrating, confusion.

Remember: The severity and duration of these symptoms can vary greatly from person to person depending on individual factors like the amount and duration of alcohol use.

Our alcohol detox program prioritizes your comfort and safety throughout this critical period of your recovery journey. Choosing Mountainside means:

  • Focusing on your recovery in a safe and caring healing environment.
  • Having professionals by your side every step of the way, including experienced medical and therapeutic staff dedicated to your well-being.
  • Taking the first step towards a healthier and happier future at your own pace, with the full support of a team committed to your success.

Alcohol Detox Timeline

Again, it’s important to acknowledge that the alcohol detox timeline can vary greatly for each person, depending on factors such as:

  • Severity of alcohol dependence: The more alcohol you consume and the longer you’ve been dependent, the more intense and prolonged your detox might be.
  • Individual health: Underlying health conditions can influence the timeline and symptoms you experience.
  • Detox program: Different programs offer varying levels of support and medication, impacting the pace of your recovery.

Here’s a breakdown of the alcohol detox process, keeping in mind that individual experiences can vary:

Stage 1: Early Withdrawal (6-12 hours)

  • Timeframe: Hours 6-12 after stopping alcohol
  • Symptoms:
    • Anxiety, jitteriness, restlessness
    • Mild tremors or shakiness
    • Sweating
    • Nausea, vomiting (may subside within 24 hours)
    • Headaches
    • Difficulty sleeping

Stage 2: Peak Withdrawal (24-72 hours)

  • Timeframe: Hours 24-72 after stopping alcohol
  • Symptoms:
    • Intensified anxiety and agitation
    • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
    • Insomnia or disturbed sleep
    • Possible hallucinations or seizures (seek immediate medical attention if experienced)
    • Increased sweating
    • Loss of appetite or nausea
    • Fever

Stage 3: Resolution of Physical Symptoms (3-7 days)

  • Timeframe: Days 3-7 after stopping alcohol
  • Symptoms:
    • Gradual decrease in physical symptoms like tremor, sweating, and nausea
    • Fatigue and low energy
    • Difficulty sleeping (may improve with medication and good sleep hygiene)
    • Increased appetite

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

  • Timeframe: Can begin after day 7 and last for weeks or months
  • Symptoms:
    • Mood swings and irritability
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Cravings for alcohol
    • Fatigue
    • Anxiety or depression

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