DayBreak offers Philadelphia residents an alcohol detox program that goes above and beyond for each patient to ensure that your detox process is safe and comfortable. In order to provide you with the highest level of care, our team takes the time to get to know each patient and their history with alcohol addiction to create a customized detox program that is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals for addiction recovery. Patients will have access to medical professionals 24/7 that will be monitoring your progress to ensure that your time with us is comfortable, safe, and free of painful withdrawal symptoms so that you can progress through your addiction recovery process. We offer the best in evidence-based addiction treatment methods that will help you heal from your alcohol addiction within your body, mind, and spirit.

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 Alcohol Detox Like?

When you arrive at our residential treatment program, you will first meet with one of our counselors and medical team to complete initial assessments and admission paperwork to help us gain an understanding of the severity of your alcohol addiction and be able to create a specific, individualized plan that will support you in overcoming your withdrawal symptoms and safely heal from the psychological and physical dependence on alcohol that has been created. 

After completing the initial admission process, you will be brought to your room within our residential treatment center to begin your alcohol detox process. Patients will be placed in a room where you will share with another patient who is going through an alcohol detox program. Each patient has their own bed, tv, and luxury amenities that will assist in you feeling comfortable and at ease throughout your detox process. 

What To Expect During Detox?

As you go through your alcohol medical detox, you will have the consistent support and supervision of medical professionals that will monitor your progress and ensure that you are being provided with the levels of care that you need to successfully overcome your detox process.  As you start to experience the onset of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, you will be provided with medication management to ease the severity of symptoms felt and reduce the intensity of alcohol cravings so that you can remain focused on your alcohol rehab program and overcoming your substance abuse concerns.

How Long is Detox?

The length of time that you will be on medical detoxification will be dependent on your own personal history with alcohol and drug abuse. Patients can be in medical detoxification for a period of a couple days for up to a couple weeks. Typically, patients will begin to feel the onset of withdrawal symptoms within a few hours of being in detox and will feel the peak of withdrawal symptoms within 72 hours. As your symptoms lessen and you become physically stable and healthy, you will be ready to transition into an alcohol rehab program to address the underlying causes for your alcohol addiction. 

Symptoms of Alcohol Detox

Depending on the severity of your alcohol addiction, you will experience a wide range of withdrawal symptoms as your body attempts to modify its functioning without the influence of alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms that you may experience are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Elevated blood pressure 
  • Erratic mood swings or changes 
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping 
  • Hyperthermia 
  • Tremors or shakes 
  • Visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations 
  • Rapid breathing patterns 
  • Seizures 
  • In severe alcohol withdrawal instances, patients may experience delirium tremens which pose a risk for life threatening symptoms if not treated by a licensed medical professional within a medical detox

Acute Detox

Acute detox is defined as patients experiencing severe, life-threatening withdrawal symptoms that must be medically supervised 24 hours a day to ensure patient safety and well being as there is the potential of fatal side effects within the detox process.

Sub-Acute Detox

Sub-Acute detox is intended for those patients that are undergoing addiction recovery and experiencing mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Patients are unable to participate in a sub acute detox within an outpatient treatment setting, through an urgent care facility, or an inpatient rehab setting. There can be the option of patients detoxing from drugs and alcohol from the comfort of your own home if you are experiencing sub acute detox symptoms but will require that you check in with an addiction treatment center as you complete your at home alcohol or drug detox. Sub acute detox can still occur over a period of days or weeks depending on the person but you will experience withdrawal symptoms that are more manageable and bearable to process then if you were in acute alcohol or drug detox.

Why Choose DayBreak for Alcohol Detox

DayBreak offers residents of Philadelphia Pennsylvania a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment that includes a continuum of care. Our team of therapists and medical professionals understand the complexity of living with an active alcohol or drug addiction and recognize the need for individualized addiction treatment options that will assist patients in healing from the past to create a healthy, happy future in addiction recovery. 

After completing your alcohol detox, it is recommended that you transition into an inpatient rehab program or outpatient alcohol rehab to support you in addressing the root causes of your addiction. Patients will be able to engage in behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis treatment, family therapy, and addiction support groups such as meetings or smart recovery to support you in healing from your underlying emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that have influenced your alcohol or drug addiction.  Through individual and group therapy sessions, patients are able to develop the tools for a life in sober living in Philadelphia by acquiring the skills for relapse prevention including effective emotional regulation, identifying and planning for overcoming triggers, developing a solid support system within the recovery community. After completing an addiction treatment program, patients are invited to attend one of our sober living homes to support you in a succesful, smooth transition out of our rehab centers to ensure you have long lasting success in sobriety. 

Contact DayBreak today to have all of your questions answered about the alcohol detox process and the resources in Philadelphia to support you in creating a happy, balanced life in addiction recovery.