Heavy and sustained alcohol or other drug use takes an enormous toll on your physical and emotional health. A detox period is typically needed before you can benefit from rehab. Getting a Stable Start Going through withdrawal can feel like having a terrible case of the flu. Nausea, body ache, fever, and fatigue are common withdrawal symptoms. Anxiety, depression, restlessness, and irritability can occur as well. Medical staff at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's inpatient treatment centers in Minnesota, California and Oregon have expertise in helping you detox comfortably and safely from alcohol, opioids and other drugs so you can engage fully in your treatment program. Medically Supervised - Because withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs can be life threatening, our detox process is medically supervised. Medication - Our medical staff may use medications to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal. The type of detox medication used depends on the severity of addiction, type of substance abused and other factors. Detox Period - If you are admitted to any of our inpatient rehab programs, your care will begin with a 24-hour detoxification period, sometimes longer depending on your situation. Once you are medically stable, you will be transferred to your treatment unit where you will start your addiction treatment program. You may continue to be medically monitored to make sure your symptoms continue to improve and adjustments can be made to your treatment plan as needed.