Medically Supervised Detoxification

Detox safely and comfortably under the supervision of a board-certified addictionologist in Hawaii.

To break free from addiction, one must physically detox from an addictive substance.  While this is not a replacement for treatment, it is the vital first step.  We offer a safe and straightforward path from active addiction to sobriety.  At Hawaii Island Recovery, you will detox safely under the supervision of a board-certified addictionologist charged with creating a safe and comfortable detox protocol to get you from active addiction into the early stages of sobriety. 

At admission to Hawaii Island Recovery, our patients are assessed by our Medical Director to identify any detox needs. The physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that you may experience detoxing without medical supervision could include nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, seizures, anxiety, bone and joint pain, overwhelming cravings, and suicidal thoughts. In some cases, withdrawing from particular substances can even be fatal.

Step 1: Meet With Our Addictionologist

Our board-certified addictionologist will assess patients to determine the best detox protocol. A medically supervised detox is designed to keep patients safe and comfortable. Withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person depending on various factors such as: 

  • Length of time using the substance
  • The average amount used  
  • Frequency of use
  • Mental health and medical history
  • Poli-Substance (mixture of alcohol or other drugs in combination
  • Gender
  • Bodyweight
  • How the individual administered the substance

Step 2: Detox In A Safe Environment

Detox under the supervision of our Medical Director, Registered Nurse, and Resident Managers.

Step 3: Begin Your Personal Recovery

After detox, patients will transition into residential programming. We want to ensure our patients are equipped to stay sober. The next step in our patient’s journey is to illuminate their path to long-term contented recovery.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better

My month at Hawaii Island Recovery has been amazing. The therapists and staff are fantastic and have helped me overcome traumas I have been holding onto for 13+ years. They have taught me a large variety of skills to manage my anxiety and made my detox as comfortable as possible.

John B.

Expertise You Can Trust

Your health and comfort are in good hands here at Hawaiian Island Recovery. Watch this short video to meet Dr. Stephen H. Denzer, our Medical Director and the board-certified addictionologist who will oversee your detox, medication management, and pain management.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Detoxing