DayBreak is the leading choice for drug detox programs for Allentown residents for the comprehensive levels of care that are offered to patients within our recovery center. Our team of licensed and accredited addiction counselors and medical professionals are committed to providing Allentown residents with a safe, comfortable drug detox and treatment programs that facilitate personal growth and healing. We believe that healing from drug addiction requires a personalized approach to addiction treatment that is centered around your specific needs and goals for addiction recovery. Your healing journey is important to us and we want to provide you with exceptional levels of care and attention to ensure that you are able to heal from your past of substance abuse and establish a new way of life in sober living.

Alumni Testimonials

Daybreak changed my life. The staff – from the nurses, therapists, managers, and most importantly – the on-site techs, were all extremely helpful in our recovery. Everything you need is available from detox all the way through residential treatment. (I did not participate in any further treatment options). If you or someone you love really wants the help, this is a great place to find it. This is definitely something that you take out what you put in, and if you participate in the groups, the therapy, and take advantage of the help that they willingly offer – you can make change here. Thanks to the Daybreak family, I am 101 days into a powerful new life.

Andre P.

Daybreak has been extremely beneficial in my recovery process. The staff, many of whom are in recovery themselves, have shown me repeatedly that they genuinely care about me and all the other clients here. This fact, combined with their knowledge on the recovery process, has benefited me more than any other treatment center in the past. My counselor, Holly, has been especially helpful to me. I would absolutely recommend Daybreak to a friend or anyone struggling with addiction.

Kyle M.

I cannot say enough about this place! Daybreak saved my life! From the minute I walked in the door I was treated with respect, dignity, and a compassion I had never experienced in any of the many other treatment facilities I had been to. What made the difference for me was the staff. The people who worked there truly cared about me and my recovery. There honestly was never a moment that I felt alone and the fact that many of the staff are in recovery themselves meant they truly understood what I was going through at my most vulnerable. Knowing these people were so invested in saving me from myself, were always there if I needed to talk, and that they honestly cared about me and my recovery undoubtedly made all the difference for me. Daybreak also maintains a family atmosphere in such beautiful facilities and makes sure that your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met. I’ve never had such an amazing experience in treatment before. If you or a loved one is suffering please PLEASE let Daybreak give you the opportunity to get your life back.

Keri P.


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What is Detox Like?

Entering into drug detox when you are ready to overcome your substance use disorders is the first initial step of your addiction recovery program. Drug detox is the time for patients to rid your body of the harmful chemicals and toxins from drugs and alcohol to enable you to have a clear mindset to begin to heal from the underlying causes of your substance abuse. The drug detox phase is a time where your body will begin to adjust to functioning without having drugs and alcohol in your system. During this time, you will experience uncomfortable or unpleasant side effects from drug withdrawal. Participating in a medical detox program within our recovery center will allow you to have ongoing support and supervision from our licensed nurses and doctors that will ensure your physical, emotional, and mental health safety. You will be provided with medical treatments and addiction therapy methods that will support you through your first steps in your recovery journey.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

When you first arrive to our treatment centers, you will sit down with someone from our medical team and admission specialists to complete initial physical and psychological assessments that will give our team context on the severity of your drug addiction to best inform our practices to create an individualized detox and treatment programs that will be centered around your specific physical and mental health needs for healing and provide you with the levels of care that you need to safely overcome your substance use disorders. During your drug detox, you will be consistently monitored and assessed by our medical team who will ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed while mitigating any presenting withdrawal symptoms that arise. You will be provided with addiction treatment methods including medication assisted treatment, holistic therapy treatments, behavioral therapy, and dual diagnosis treatment. An effective drug detox and rehab program will include a whole person integrated approach to healing that will foster healing and growth within your body, mind, and soul.

Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Depending on your specific history with substance abuse and the types of drugs you engage in will change the specific withdrawal symptoms that you experience during drug withdrawal. Individuals may experience an increase in severity of withdrawal symptoms if they have used drugs for a longer period of time, used in large quantities, or engage in drug abuse on a frequent basis. Regardless of the severity of your withdrawal symptoms, the highly trained and licensed medical team at DayBreak will ensure that you detox from drugs and alcohol in a safe, comfortable manner to support you in your journey towards addiction recovery.


Individuals in drug detox for benzodiazepine addiction will experience withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Anxiety or worsening symptoms of a previous anxiety disorder 
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation 
  • Aggressive behaviors or anger outburst 
  • Mood swings
  • Onset of panic attacks or worsening symptoms of panic disorder 
  • Hand or body tremors
  • Seizures

Opioids (Heroin)

Depending on your history with opioid addiction, the withdrawal symptoms you experience will vary. Individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Tremors 
  • Flu like symptoms 
  • Abdominal pains
  • Challenges in gastrointestinal functioning
  • Severe muscle or body aches
  • Aches and pains in bones and joints
  • Increased feelings or sensitivity to pain 
  • Fever 
  • Chills

Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth, etc.)

Individuals using stimulants such as cocaine or meth will notice an increase of withdrawal symptoms and effects on your psychological health which will cause individuals to feel withdrawal symptoms that mainly impact your mental health including: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia 
  • Paranoia 
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a new drug on the drug market that causes serious side effects and risk factors when taking it. Individuals coming off of bath salts will experience the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Anxiety or increase in symptoms of anxiety disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Panic attacks or worsening symptoms of panic disorder 
  • Self harming behaviors such as self mutilation or cutting 
  • Suicidal ideations and actions 
  • Hyperthermia
  • Seizures 
  • Catatonia (inability to respond or move normally)


Marijuana has been commonly misconceived as a substance that does not create physical dependence or initiate withdrawal symptoms when you quit using marijuana. However, there are possibilities that withdrawals symptoms will arise including the following: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Depression
  • Drastic mood swings
  • Stomach or abdominal pains 
  • Hand or body tremors
  • Elevated body temperature

DXM/Cough Syrup

DXM or cough syrup can create serious side effects within its drug abusers. Depending on the severity of your drug abuse, you may show withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Insomnia or irregular sleep patterns 
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Mood swings 
  • Hallucinations
  • Diarrhea


Ecstacy or MDMA is a substance that impacts a person’s psychological and mental health. Individuals going through drug withdrawal from these substances will experience the following withdrawal symptoms: 

  • Paranoia 
  • Memory loss 
  • Difficulties concentrating 
  • Delirium
  • Confusion 
  • Misconstrued perceptions about the world and interactions around you
  • Fatigue
  • Experiencing changes in moods ranging from highs and lows


Fentanyl withdrawal causes similar withdrawal symptoms as opioid withdrawal including: 

  • Abdominal cramps or pains
  • Muscle and joint pains 
  • Respiratory depression or irregular heart beat 
  • Muscle deterioration 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Flu like symptoms


Hallucinogens have the potential of creating withdrawal symptoms and side effects depending on the substance and how much of it you have used. If individuals experience withdrawal from hallucinogens common symptoms and side effects include: 

  • Flashbacks or unsettling memories 
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Stiff muscles or muscle pain


Due to oxycodone being a prescription opioid, individuals will experience withdrawal symptoms similar to opioid addiction withdrawals.Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can appear as

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Headaches
  • Inability to concentrate 
  • Muscle and body pains 
  • Diarrhea

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs including sleeping aids, stimulants, or opioids will create withdrawal symptoms that are specific to your drug of choice. Common withdrawal symptoms that can occur are:

  • Anxiety or worsening of symptoms of previous anxiety disorders 
  • Depression 
  • Panic attacks or exacerbated symptoms of panic disorder 
  • Inability to regulate emotions 
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors or seizures

Acute Detox

Acute detox is designed to support patients that are living with a severe drug addiction that has caused you to become physically dependent on substance abuse to function normally. An acute detox will provide patients with the support of medical professionals that are available 24/7 to provide alleviation and reduction to any severe, presenting withdrawal symptoms. Allentown residents will be provided with leading addiction therapy methods and medical interventions that will ensure your drug detox maintains your physical and mental health safety.

Sub-Acute Detox

For individuals that are experiencing mild to moderate drug withdrawal symptoms that are not life threatening or severe withdrawal symptoms, will be invited to participate in drug detox within an outpatient rehab format for sub acute detox. Patients will be able to reside within a low risk environment to detox and participate in a medically supervised detox program. You will check in with our medical team and addiction therapists to monitor your progress in drug detox while having the flexibility to return home each night.

Why Choose DayBreak for Drug Detox?

DayBreak is the leading choice for  drug and alcohol rehab in Allentown residents looking to detox from drugs and alcohol for the personalized approach to treatment programs that is given to each patient. Our goal is to provide patients with a safe and comfortable detox process within our luxury rehab center. With the support of first class amenities and leading evidence based therapy methods, patients will heal from the physical, emotional, and mental addiction to drugs and alcohol while gaining the tools and skills to live a fulfilled, balanced life in addiction recovery. Contact DayBreak (844) 695-0083 today and let us get to know you and your goals for addiction recovery so that our compassionate team can develop an individualized treatment program that centers around your specific goals and needs.