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Medical Detox


At Therapy Utah we coordinate and work with medical detox to ensure comfort and safety when starting the treatment process.  When treated for substance abuse and drug addiction it is important to receive a bio/psycho/social assessment that determines the appropriateness of care.  It is critical for your body to be in a place that it can allow your mind to do the necessary work of recovery. Therefore, this assessment will allow us to make the determination of whether you can start our program immediately or be referred to medical detox prior to starting our program.  If you are referred to medical detox you will be monitored for your comfort as you go through withdrawals.

Common Signs of Withdrawal:

  • Shakes
  • Sweats
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Spinning
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Substances with intense withdrawal symptoms:

  • Opiates
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates

Withdrawal symptoms vary according to the substance used, how much, and how often.  Some can require a detox period of over 14 days, while others may just take a day or two.  If a person is abusing benzodiazepines, opiates, alcohol, and barbiturates they are more prone to intense withdrawal symptoms.  However, you can experience withdrawals from other drugs as well.  At Therapy Utah our specialized program is designed to treat dependence of all of these substances.

Currently, Therapy Utah coordinates with programs such as Intermountain Healthcare Dayspring Unit at LDS Hospital and Highland Ridge Hospital in Sandy Utah.  Once detox is complete, full participation in intensive outpatient treatment at Therapy Utah is possible.


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Dayspring Inpatient Detox

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Salt Lake City, UT 84143

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