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Withdrawal Management

Detoxification is an important period for individuals attempting to recover from drugs or alcohol. The purpose of detoxification in a medically managed setting, such as Villa Oasis, is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when a person stops using drugs or alcohol.

Withdrawal symptoms and health complications can vary drastically between one substance and another. Some substances may present mild or moderate detox symptoms while others may be severe or life threatening. At Villa Oasis, every resident is carefully evaluated for their individual needs, length of use, substance of abuse, age, and pre-existing medical conditions. Upon this comprehensive assessment of our resident’s medical and psychiatric history, our medical staff create an individualized regimen of care that includes recuperative activities, bed rest, sleep management, nutrition and physical replenishment and medical management of physical and psychological discomfort of withdrawal.

Our family of highly-experienced professionals consider the numerous variables involved in this complex process, use medication assisted therapy (MAT), continuous medical monitoring and other strategies, to medically supervise and assist with a safe, effective and comfortable detox

Alcohol Withdrawal

Detoxification in a medically managed setting, such as Villa Oasis, is critical to safely manage withdrawal symptoms.The signs and symptoms of acute alcohol with­drawal generally start 6 to 24 hours after the last drink. Acute withdrawal may begin when the patient still has significant blood alcohol concentrations. The signs and symptoms may include the following and are highly variable:


  • Restlessness, irritability, anxiety, agitation
  • Anorexia, nausea, vomiting
  • Tremors, elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure
  • Insomnia, intense dreaming, nightmares
  • Poor concentration, impaired memory, and judgment
  • Increased sensitivity to sound, light, and tactile sensations
  • Hallucinations (auditory, visual, or tactile)
  • Delusions, usually of paranoid or persecutory varieties
  • Grand mal seizures

Opioid Withdrawal

Villa Oasis’ residents are provided with a period of detox to safely and comfortably manage symptoms of withdrawal and to prepare them physically, mentally, and emotionally for a fruitful experience in residential treatment. Opioids are highly addicting, and their chronic use leads to withdrawal symptoms that, although not typically medically dangerous, can be highly unpleasant and produce intense discomfort.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include:

Abdominal cramps             Nausea

Vomiting                             Diarrhea

Bone and muscle pain         ANXIETY