What Are The Benefits Of Holistic Detox?

The length of time that drugs remain in your system is ultimately dependent upon the type of substance used. Different substances metabolize at different speeds; ranging from about one hour to several weeks.

Detoxification refers to the process where by an individual cleanses their body from these harmful substances. Throughout this period, patients often experience an array of withdrawal symptoms ranging from mild to life threatening.

Once ingested, smoked or injected, the drugs will immediately begin to metabolize. Once the “high” wears down, the user may experience cravings and withdrawals right away.

Holistic detox at Summit Behavioral Health is highly recommended for those who wish to quit using through a safe, comfortable and effective treatment.

What Is Holistic Drug Detox?

“Holistic” is a term used to define the process of treatment in regard to the patient as a whole, rather than a variety of specific symptoms. In holistic detox, therefore, patients can expect their treatment to focus on the spirit and mind in addition to the physical body.

Holistic detox is offered at Summit Behavioral Health as a way to assist patients through the initial transition into recovery. For some substances, such as OxyContin or other opiates, prescription medications may be utilized to alleviate the initial withdrawal. In a holistic setting, these medications are used only when deemed absolutely necessary.

Just a Couple Of the Holistic Treatments We Offer:


Summit Behavioral Health utilizes meditation due to its ability to provide peace of mind to suffering individuals. The practice of meditation has been used for centuries in spiritual and religious settings throughout the world. According to research, this peaceful technique offers a change in perspective in regard to how the participant interprets their surroundings by altering their relation to specific emotions and thought patterns.

For example, a patient may be experiencing pain from heroin withdrawal. If the patient does not comprehend the pain (what it implies for recovery and why it is taking place), they will likely suffer from a fair amount of stress and anxiety – both of which are known to increase existing pain. By using meditation as a stress reduction technique, the patient can effectively lessen pain perception.


Acupuncture refers to the practice of inserting tiny needles beneath the skin’s surface to “unblock” or arouse the meridians (invisible energy routes), allowing qi (pronounced “chee” – the universal life force energy that brings peace and balance) to pass freely throughout the area.

Aside from holistic drug rehabilitation, acupuncture has long been used to address:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dental pain

Serenity at Summit does not offer acupuncture at its Haverhill location.

Detox – the First Step in the Journey to Addiction Recovery

Perhaps the most important aspect to take away from this entry is the fact that detox, by itself, is not a treatment for alcohol or drug addiction. Though vital to the Summit recovery process, this period merely prepares the patient for the journey ahead.

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