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Top-Rated Drug Detox Program in NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Recovery Unplugged’s rehab center in Northern Virginia offers a complete drug detox program. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and offer some of the most effective, evidence-based addiction treatments. Breaking the cycle of substance abuse starts with fully detoxing from all drugs and alcohol. This can be the most difficult part of addiction treatment due to intense withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. Our medically assisted detox program can help you safely and successfully complete the withdrawal process with the help of our professional and compassionate staff and FDA-approved medications. You and your loved ones can rest easy knowing you are taken care of around the clock at our treatment center.

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What Is Detox Like?

Medically assisted detox begins with a thorough psychological and physical examination that will help our medical staff create personalized detox programs for each client. Once you are checked into your room at our rehab in Virginia, medical personnel will monitor you and your vitals 24/7 to ensure your safety and administer medications as withdrawal symptoms arise to safeguard your comfort. Every drug or alcohol has different withdrawal symptoms; however, you can expect in general to feel symptoms like muscle and joint pain, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, and intense drug and alcohol cravings. Recovery Unplugged uses FDA-approved prescription medications for the management of withdrawal symptoms as well as over-the-counter medications to ease all these discomforts.

Your residential medically assisted detox includes clean, comfortable, and safe residences with private VIP suites available. A trained chef will prepare all your meals while having medical and emotional support from our therapists, nurses, doctors, and other staff.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

Drug detox is the first step in drug addiction treatment, and it takes care of the physical aspect of addiction. The physical dependence on drugs and alcohol is what causes withdrawal symptoms, and once you effectively get over that hurdle, your body has rid itself of all toxic substances.

Every type of drug or alcohol has its own withdrawal symptoms, plus every person will experience withdrawals differently, so it is difficult to precisely predict what to expect during drug detox. However, in general, most substances start to show withdrawal symptoms within a few hours after the last dose and will peak at around 48 to 72 hours. Most withdrawal symptoms are resolved within a week. After you have completed medically assisted detox, you can easily transition into one of our drug rehab programs, including inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, or outpatient treatment at Recovery Unplugged. Our therapists and addiction specialists can guide you through which addiction program is best suited for you.

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Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Factors such as a history of drug use, type of drug addiction, genetics, presence of co-occurring disorders, and overall health contribute to the severity and length of drug detox. At Recovery Unplugged in Northern Virginia, VA, our staff is well experienced in treating all types of drugs and alcohol detox. Below we will go through what symptoms to expect from each type of drug if you were to forgo any type of medically assisted detox.


Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications with a high potential for abuse. Benzo withdrawals can be dangerous, and you should never attempt to stop benzodiazepines cold turkey. Withdrawals from benzos can include insomnia, difficulty sleeping, shaking, cravings, increased heart rate, light, and sound sensitivity, seizures, rebound anxiety, and long-term depression. The safest way to stop benzodiazepine use is a slow taper through a medication-assisted treatment program followed by a dual diagnosis program to treat co-occurring disorders like anxiety disorders that may still be present for successful, lasting recovery.


Prescription opioids and illicit opioids like heroin are highly physically and psychologically addictive. Stopping opioid abuse on your own can be extremely difficult and may require medically assisted detox in order to detox successfully. Medically Assisted treatment can help reduce many of the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms which include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle and bone aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure


Stimulants can include illicit drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, but also prescription medications like Adderall used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Stimulants may require professional drug detox in order to stop using successfully. Withdrawals from stimulants can include:

  • Tremors
  • Intense fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia and psychosis

Bath Salts

Bath salts are designer psychoactive synthetic street drugs that include a mix of mephedrone and MDPV. These drugs may require long-term inpatient treatment with a dual diagnosis program because of their psychological effect, which includes violent behavior and suicidal tendencies. Withdrawals from bath salts can include depression, anxiety, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, reduced cognitive function, hallucinations, and delirium.


Although there is still plenty of debate on whether marijuana is addictive, many individuals have found themselves at least psychologically addicted. Marijuana abuse can also cause withdrawal symptoms that may not be as intense as other drugs but still uncomfortable and can be eased with medication-assisted treatment. You can expect withdrawal symptoms from marijuana to include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares and dream-disturbed sleep
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Fever and chills
  • Restlessness and irritability


Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active ingredient in some cough medicines, which have psychoactive and stimulant properties when taken in large quantities. Withdrawals from DXM can be very intense and severe enough to require medical supervision to detox safely. Withdrawal symptoms from DXM can include hypertension, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, profuse sweating, insomnia, muscle spasms, fatigue, depression, and intense cravings.


MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, is a drug derived from amphetamines. It produces stimulant-like effects of amphetamines but also hallucinatory effects. Users often have a difficult time stopping ecstasy abuse because withdrawals can be painful. Sometimes these drugs are cut with a variety of other drugs like cocaine and heroin, which can cause even more withdrawal symptoms, which include:

  • Memory and attention problems
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Nausea
  • Sweating and chills
  • Irritability
  • Dysphoria
  • Muscle and teeth clenching
  • Sleep disturbances


Fentanyl is one of the strongest and most potent opioids. It was created as a pain medication for after surgery or during cancer treatment. However, it has now been manufactured and sold illegally on the streets and is being cut into several other drugs. It is 100 times more powerful than morphine and highly addictive as well. As with other opioid addictions, fentanyl addiction may require inpatient rehab once detox is complete for lasting recovery. Withdrawal symptoms you can expect include:

  • Insomnia
  • Severe drug cravings
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever and chills
  • Other symptoms similar to opioids


Hallucinogens include drugs like PCP, ketamine, and LSD (or acid). Not all hallucinogens produce withdrawal symptoms. However, some people may become physically dependent on them and experience withdrawals when they attempt to stop. Recovery Unplugged can treat those rare cases of hallucinogen withdrawals and through drug rehab, help with long-term recovery goals. Some symptoms you may experience when coming off hallucinogens include rapid heartbeat, changes in body temperature, headaches, sweating, seizures, depressed breathing, and convulsion.


Oxycodone is an opioid prescription medication mainly used to treat back pain. However, it comes with a high abuse potential which can lead to addiction. Oxycodone dependence can lead to withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using, which include muscle aches, insomnia, flu-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high blood pressure, and rapid heartbeat.

Prescription Drugs

It is common to assume that because a physician prescribed a medication, it is safe. However, many prescription drugs are highly addictive, including anti-anxiety medications and pain killers. Even though antidepressants are not particularly addictive, they cause physical dependence with strong withdrawals. Recovery Unplugged can help with any type of prescription drug detox. Mental health treatment or drug rehab may be recommended after detox to help with underlying health issues associated with dependence.

Acute Detox

Acute detox is for those with severe addictions who require 24/7 monitoring in rehabilitation centers to watch for dangerous symptoms such as seizures and delirium tremens. Nurses and doctors will supervise the person around the clock and administer medications to prevent or stop these dangerous symptoms. You and your loved ones can rest easy knowing that medical care is right outside your door in the event that you need it.

Sub-Acute Detox

For types of substance abuse or milder addictions that do not have life-threatening symptoms, subacute detox can help you successfully rid your body of drugs and alcohol. Medical staff and therapists at rehabilitation centers are available around the clock for your needs and to administer medications to ease withdrawals. However, you are not monitored so closely. This is mostly to help avoid temptations and ease cravings.

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Why Choose Recovery Unplugged for Drug Detox?

As a Joint Commission-certified drug rehab facility, you can be certain you will be receiving effective drug addiction treatment. Our drug detox center in Northern Virginia offers certified, compassionate medical staff to ensure your safety and comfort during detox to give you the right start to your substance abuse recovery journey.

Our unique music-assisted treatment program is part of all levels of care, including intake and detox, to help ease your withdrawals and comfort you during this difficult period. Medically assisted treatment programs can help you successfully rid your body of the drugs and alcohol that have taken over your life. You can then easily transition into one of your drug rehab programs, including inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment, to continue with long-term recovery goals and give you the best chance at a lifetime of recovery.

If you would like to learn more about our drug detox programs, please give us a call today. Our addiction specialists are always ready to answer your questions or guide you through our admissions process.




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