DayBreak treatment center is listed at the top of Philadelphia Pennsylvania’s top-rated detox and drug rehab centers. We offer something many places do not: luxury. We have a luxury facility in the serene countryside of Philadelphia, with a focus on comfort, so you can feel as safe and at-home as possible as you detox. There is a maximum of two patients per room, and you will have your own TV and access to amenities like a movie theater, a holistic spa, and massage and salon services.

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?

As you are a unique person who has your own genetics, health concerns, and history of drug use, your detox will be customized to you after a detailed intake interview that includes a psychiatric evaluation, a thorough medical examination, and an interview to get to know more about you.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

At DayBreak recovery center for substance abuse and drug addiction treatment, detox usually lasts between 3 to 10 days. Your plan for treatment provides a customized medical detox program, with comprehensive medical and psychological care as your body works to remove toxins and recalibrate itself, with nurses and nurse practitioners on-staff, and overseen by a physician. In many cases, you will receive doctor-prescribed medication that will help you with symptoms like pain, restlessness, and drug cravings. Once you have completed your detox you will move directly into your customized rehabilitation plan.

Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Each type of drug produces unique withdrawal symptoms and side effects, some of which are mild, with others that can become severe or even deadly if untreated by medical professionals. The following are some of the most common types of drugs that require a detox program:


The withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines often have the opposite effect of the medication, and include shaking, anxiety, insomnia, light and sound sensitivity, and increased heart rate. It is important to slowly taper off benzodiazepine drugs and enter one of the longer-term residential treatment programs offered in your substance abuse treatment center as quitting may result in serious symptoms like seizures and long-term depression or rebound symptoms.

Opioids (Heroin)

Opioids are addictive drugs that produce a wave of pleasure when injected, snorted, or smoked. Quitting opioids is very difficult without medical intervention, as withdrawal symptoms include muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high blood pressure, anxiety, rapid heart rate, and severe drug cravings. A medication assisted treatment program using medication like methadone is a common route for quitting opioid drugs.

Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth, etc.)

Stimulants are addictive because they produce a quick high that gives you energy and a sense of well-being, then wear off quickly, causing a crash that results in users wanting to take more immediately, leading to addiction. Withdrawal symptoms include strong drug cravings, lethargy, muscle pain, tremors, dehydration, hallucinations, paranoia, restlessness, nightmares, drug-induced psychosis and a general malaise. Therapy during and after drug and alcohol rehab in Philadelphia is the key to quitting stimulant drugs long-term, as it is principally a psychological addiction that requires a good grasp on relapse prevention skills and recovery tools.

Bath Salts

The term ‘bath salts’ is used for two synthetic drugs: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). These are psychoactive stimulant drugs. Detoxing from bath salts causes anxiety, depression, brain fog, reduced cognitive function and memory skills, gastric distress, insomnia, delirium, strong drug cravings and hallucinations. Those with a more severe addiction may become psychotic and display suicidal behavior and violence, so a longer-term inpatient stay in detox and rehab is necessary.


Marijuana withdrawal symptoms that are common with people who have been everyday users for months or years at a time usually appear within a week of quitting the drug. These symptoms may include feeling angry and irritable, anxiety, insomnia and nightmares, restlessness, decreased appetite, a general malaise, depression, fever, chills, tremors, and abdominal pain.

DXM/Cough Syrup

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an ingredient found in cough syrup and is abused due to its psychoactive and stimulating properties, causing visual distortions, impaired motor function and dissociative effects. Withdrawal from this drug includes muscle and bone pain, restlessness, insomnia, cold flashes, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and drug cravings. It is extremely uncomfortable to quit DXM, resulting in relapse for many people who try to detox at home.


MDMA increases neurotransmitter activity and floods the brain with dopamine, creating false feelings of happiness, euphoria, and love in the brain. The brain quickly becomes dependent on these drugs to function normally, causing addiction. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, confusion, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, difficulty concentrating, memory impairment, agitation, and fatigue.

Because these drugs are often cut with other substances like ketamine, heroin, and amphetamines, and are often used with other drugs like marijuana, alcohol, and LSD, every person’s withdrawal requires a customized detox program.


Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug that is prescribed for severe pain after surgery and for other medical conditions. It bonds with areas of the brain that signal pain and control emotions, causing swift, strong dependence and addiction. Fentanyl withdrawal includes muscle/bone pain, restlessness, diarrhea, vomiting, severe drug cravings, and insomnia. Like other opioid drugs, a long-term rehabilitation plan is recommended, as the relapse rate is significant.


Hallucinogen drugs including “magic” psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, LSD (acid), PCP (angel dust), DMT, ayahuasca, salvia, and ketamine have effects on mood, sensory perceptions, muscle control, and thought processes. PCP and ketamine are addictive types of hallucinogens with withdrawal symptoms like headaches, rapid heart rate, sweating, stiff muscles, depressed breathing, convulsions, and strong cravings, while the qualities of other types of hallucinogens requires further study. It is not fully understood how these drugs work, and although many of these substances are not thought to be classically “addictive”, hallucinogenic drugs do produce a tolerance and can result in overdose.


Oxycodone (oxy) is a prescription painkiller that produces a euphoric, relaxed effect, making it highly addictive. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, muscle aches, insomnia, flu-like symptoms, high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and strong drug cravings. A longer-term stay in inpatient rehab is recommended, followed by peer support groups, recovery meetings, and an alumni network to remain in touch with a strong sober network.

Prescription Drugs

Depending on which prescription medication you have been taking, for how long, and whether you were mixing them with other drugs/alcohol, you may experience mild to severe withdrawal. If you want to stop misusing prescription drugs, entering a customized, holistic, medication-assisted detox program for a slow taper is the safest means of doing so.

Acute Detox

Acute detox is care that is provided to people who have a severe addiction that may be accompanied by life-threatening or critical conditions due to intense withdrawal symptoms. If you are placed in an acute detox program at DayBreak, you will have 24/7 medical monitoring in an inpatient rehab program, to ensure you are safe in case dangerous side effects like seizures, respiratory issues, high blood pressure, etc. begin to surface as the body works to remove toxins.

Sub-Acute Detox

Sub-acute detox is for those with milder addictions and less-severe withdrawal symptoms. This may happen in inpatient or outpatient settings, although inpatient is recommended due to the existence of temptations and triggers in the outside world that may spark a relapse. Sub-acute detox may still take days or even weeks to complete and is customized to each patient’s unique needs to ensure the correct level of care is provided without overdoing it.

Why Choose DayBreak for Drug Detox?

At DayBreak addiction center, we offer the full continuum of care leading from medical detoxification programs through inpatient rehab, intensive outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization program outpatient treatment programs that include treatment modalities like group, individual, and family therapy, psychoeducational therapy, holistic treatments, didactic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, EMDR, and relapse prevention planning. There is 12-step and SMART recovery group facilitation, and all rehab for drugs and alcohol is followed by referrals to sober living housing options and a strong sober community. To find out more or get started on your drug addiction recovery, call our team today.