Medically Supervised Detox

Medically Supervised Detox

Detox, for some, is the first step in the recovery process. Cumberland Heights provides medically supervised detoxification services on our main campus to those struggling with the disease of addiction.

Safe, Comfortable Detoxification

When a person is addicted to a substance, their body has gotten used to functioning with a certain level of drugs or alcohol in their system. Detox is the process of clearing the body of these substances, while simultaneously managing any withdrawal symptoms that arise.

Those who attempt to quit using drugs or alcohol on their own may struggle to stay sober. This is, in part, due to the side effects of sudden cessation. Quitting “cold turkey” can result in life-threatening health issues like seizures, tremors and tachycardia. Therefore, it is always best to seek help from an accredited detox facility. Our medical professional will determine if detox is right for you and with their care, symptoms may be eliminated, or less severe.

At Cumberland Heights, our highly trained team members provide proven treatment to those suffering with substance use disorder and experiencing withdrawal. During the early days of detox, patients receive personal, round-the-clock care from our nursing staff. Our detoxification program is right on our main campus, ensuring that residents are able to benefit from each level of care, all in one convenient location. Your discretion and comfort are our first priority.

Trusted and Accredited

Since 1966, Cumberland Heights has operated with one mission: to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. We believe that you deserve the highest quality of treatment available, and that you will receive it if you come to Cumberland Heights.

Our patient-first approach has resulted in a wide array of accreditations and industry partnerships. We have been recognized as:

  • An Aetna Institute of Quality
  • A member of NAATP, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
  • A Designated BlueDistinction Center by BlueCross BlueShield
  • Expertise’s Best Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Nashville
  • ASAM Certified (American Society of Addiction Medicine)
  • Joint Commission Approved – Gold Seal

Does Insurance Cover Detox?

Yes, most health insurance plans provide some level of coverage for detoxification. Typically, your insurer will require that acute withdrawal management services should be medically necessary, appropriate and evidence-based. Our program meets all of these criteria. Some providers require a medical referral or professional recommendation before approving detox treatment.

We understand that insurance coverage can be complicated. That’s why Cumberland Heights works with your insurer to maximize your benefits. Our admissions team members are experts in the process of insurance verification; they will interface directly with your provider to learn what is covered, what your financial responsibility (if any) will look like and which treatment plan is right for you.

To get started, simply submit our insurance verification form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Detoxification, for some, is just the first step in the recovery process. At Cumberland Heights, we begin to integrate you into your recovery community as soon as you feel well enough to participate. That means you may be joining group while still in detox. We also assign you a “buddy” that will welcome you into the program and make sure you know what to expect in the coming days.

We are dedicated to making the transition from detox to treatment as smooth and comfortable as possible so the real healing can begin. Inpatient treatment is usually 30 days and includes therapy, family education and 12-Step involvement.

After your time in inpatient, we offer several continuum of care services including outpatient services, recovery care advocacy (free), vivitrol shots, alumni activities, aftercare (free) and more. Each person’s treatment plan will vary based on their case manager’s recommendations.

Yes! The team at Cumberland Heights has gone above and beyond to make the detoxification process as comfortable as possible. Our medical doctor, along with our nursing staff ensures patients receive medication to treat their withdrawal symptoms during their stay with us.

Detox takes place on our beautiful, 177-acre campus, where residents benefit from homelike accommodations and gourmet meals.

Detox is necessary for those who have developed severe addictions to alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and opioids. Individuals with cases of polysubstance abuse may also require medical detoxification.

People who have co-occurring mental health conditions which may be worsened by withdrawal – depression, bipolar disorder and personality disorders – are also encouraged to consider detoxing in a supervised setting.

The time it takes to fully detox from drugs or alcohol varies based on the substance(s) used, how heavy your usage was, your medical history, your age and the presence of co-occurring health problems. Detox programs typically last for 3, 5 or 7 days, depending on your needs.

Most insurance plans provide coverage for medically supervised detox. Cumberland Heights is in network with many major insurers, including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon Health Options, UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, Anthem, Cigna and more. Verify your insurance today to learn more.

Recover Life at Cumberland Heights

Detox doesn’t have to be scary. Cumberland Heights has created a program that provides safe, comfortable care to those beginning their journey to recovery. To learn more, call 800-646-9998 today.

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.

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