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Alcohol & Drug Detox in Denver, CO

NorthStar Denver specializes in non-medical withdrawal management and social detox for men and women recovering from alcohol, heroin and prescription painkiller dependency.

Alcohol & Drug Detox in Denver, CO

Denver’s NorthStar Transitions provides non-medical, clinically supervised drug detox, alcohol detox, alcohol withdrawal management, opiate and heroin withdrawal management, Suboxone® tapers, methamphetamine detoxification and cocaine detox for adults 18 and over. To request a consultation or verify insurance coverage for admission, please contact our staff at (720) 477-6546. For your convenience, you can also submit a confidential inquiry online.


About Non-Medical Detox

NorthStar Transitions specializes in withdrawal management and social detox for women and men addicted to alcohol. Depending on an individual’s medical and personal history, alcohol withdrawal may include sweating and shaking, nausea, insomnia, anxiety or intense cravings lasting two to seven days after cessation. Our social detox program can help manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms during acute intoxication and when an individual has not been drinking heavily for an extended period.

Non-Medical Detox Services in Metro Denver

Non-medical, “social detox” is generally appropriate for heroin and prescription painkiller misuse. Heroin detox symptoms commonly include anxiety, sweating, extreme cravings, nausea or diarrhea and insomnia. Similarly, detox from prescribed pills like Vicodin, Percocet, Fentanyl, Dilaudid and morphine mimics these symptoms. As needed, our clinicians may prescribe medications to ease heroin withdrawal. These prescriptions include Subutex and Clonidine, used to manage drug withdrawal over a period of two to seven days.

Men and women dependent on cocaine can also undergo social detox, in most situations. Cocaine detox often comes with drug cravings, anxiety and paranoia, irritability and sleeplessness. Though uncomfortable, these symptoms typically go away within 48 hours of withdrawing from cocaine.

Methamphetamine detox symptoms include cravings for meth, anxiety and paranoia, irritability and sleeplessness. Most people dependent on meth are candidates for social detox, and withdrawal symptoms generally subside over a two-day period.

Other Detoxification Services

Detox for benzodiazepines like Klonopin, Valium and Xanax require 24-hour medical supervision. Because of the stringent guidelines surrounding the dispensing of methadone, methadone detox is not eligible for NorthStar Transitions’ non-medical program. We can work with clients requiring this type of care by recommending a medical detoxification facility or program.

After Detox: What to Expect

After completing detox, many NorthStar clients go through acute withdrawals that last longer than initial withdrawal symptoms. These “post-acute withdrawal symptoms” (PAWS) may be present for several weeks after cessation of alcohol or drugs. NorthStar clients experiencing PAWS are more susceptible to a drug or alcohol relapse, so we recommend they remain in the residential treatment setting for two to four weeks after finishing detoxification.

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Contact Our Greater Denver Detox

NorthStar’s non-medical detox admissions are available by appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted, but same-day appointments may be available. If you or someone you love is in trouble, call our admissions team at (720) 477-6546 to discuss opiate detox, heroin detox, alcohol detox and other programs. To verify insurance coverage, submit a confidential inquiry online, and our team will conduct a free insurance benefits check.

Insurance Accepted

We work with most insurances and we are in network with all private health insurance in Colorado.

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