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Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Detox?

Detox is the process in which all traces of alcohol and drugs are removed from a person’s body, ensuring they’re physically stable enough to begin therapy. Drug and alcohol addiction results in people’s bodies becoming used to having these substances take over their system. When these substances leave a person’s system during detox, the brain has to readjust to the decrease in chemicals. Generally, this decrease causes people to experience a set of unpleasant symptoms known as withdrawal. 

When a person stays at an inpatient treatment center, they will undergo a safer and comfortable detox experience compared to doing it at home. The most effective detox method is one that is medically assisted and supervised by trained professionals.

Medically Assisted Detox for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Once a person begins medically assisted detox, a professional will conduct a thorough medical assessment to better understand a patient’s needs. During the evaluation, the expert will collect information on a patient’s medical history and details about their addiction to create a personalized detox plan.

 Experiencing withdrawal is inevitable. The type of symptoms one experiences and their severity depend on how long the person has experienced addiction, the kind of substance they’re addicted to, and how much they consume. Furthermore, the severity of withdrawal symptoms also depends on a person’s mental and physical health. 

Each person experiences detox differently, and every detox is entirely different, regardless of whether someone has gone through it before.

Psychological withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Agitation
  • Intense cravings for drugs or alcohol
  • Extreme mood swings

Physical withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Swearing
  • Shaking and shivering
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • High temperature
  • Chills
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Lucid and unpleasant dreams

The most severe withdrawal symptoms include seizures, delirium, and hallucinations. 


Controlled medication is crucial to help patients cope with these symptoms; however, no medication prevents all withdrawal symptoms, but some can help ease anxiety and depression.

How Long Does Detox Last?

Generally, detox lasts less than two weeks. However, this will vary for everyone, as detox depends on several factors such as:

  • The severity of their withdrawal symptoms
  • How much alcohol or drugs they were consuming
  • Their mental and physical functioning

Treatment is within Reach

After a patient successfully detoxifies, they will be ready to enter an alcohol or drug rehab program where they may participate in intensive psychological therapy. Effective therapy can reduce a person’s risks of relapsing and can help them get back on track with their life. Most rehab programs include a range of services, from counseling and medical care to life skills training, which can help prevent relapse.

One of the benefits of staying at an inpatient treatment center is that patients will be in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by other people with similar experiences. People who stay at a treatment center can learn to set realistic goals and develop the necessary skills to accomplish them.

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Steps Recovery Centers guarantee that any person who completes any of our programs are welcome to come to our weekly aftercare group for additional support at no charge for life.

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