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Detoxification

For more information, please contact our Detox Program at (864) 467-3770.

The Phoenix Center has a 16-bed Medical Detox Unit on-site for any person who is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms. Our Medical Detox Unit is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with counselors, nurses, and on-call physicians. For safety, comfort and well-being, our clients are closely monitored.

At the Phoenix Center there are three immediate goals for a detox program:

  • To provide a safe withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs
  • To provide a withdrawal that is humane and that protects the patient's dignity
  • To prepare the patient for ongoing treatment of his or her dependence

To be admitted, patients must be 18 years or older, complete an on-site screening process, and meet the medical criteria for needing acute medical detoxification as determined by staff.

During their detoxification process, clients begin to regain mental and emotional stabilization. They are expected to attend groups focused on engagement and introduction to the treatment process. Once detox is completed, usually within 5-7 days depending on the drug and severity of use, discharge planning is provided to transition clients into treatment services.

Detoxification is our opportunity to offer patients information and to motivate them for longer-term treatment and ultimate recovery.

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)

CSU was designed to meet the needs of those patients with a dual diagnosis which includes chronic mental health problems plus substance addiction. Each CSU patient is assessed by a psychiatrist from the Greenville Mental Health Center. Any necessary psychotropic medications are ordered along with the usual medically monitored detoxification protocol. The CSU patient meets with the Mental Health Counselor to discuss and make discharge plans that will promote continued stable mental health and support recovery efforts.

Clients receive 24/7 monitoring by Licensed Medical RNs and LPNs during the course of their Medical Detoxification and Crisis Stabilization.