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Top Rated Drug Detox Program in Jacksonville

For someone who’s been using drugs or alcohol for a long time, the prospect of going through detox can be daunting.  Its completely valid to have concerns about safety and comfort during detox and it’s wise to want to find a top rated drug detox program that you can trust. 


Drug detox at Serenity Oaks is designed around robust medical protocols to ensure patients are safe and as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.  Our medical team includes licensed and certified doctors and therapists who provide FDA approved medication as needed to manage withdrawal symptoms during detox.  We are equipped to provide treatment for acute and subacute detox.  


Our Approach

Our customized programs feature an integrative approach that includes medical protocols, clinical therapies and holistic modalities. We also incorporate life skills and recreational options into the mix to ensure our clients meet all their needs to bring about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Our team of addiction experts is committed to every client, treating them as a member of the family and investing in the success of their recovery.

The basic program format at Serenity Oaks Wellness is broken down into five weeks that follow our ADORN pattern:

Why Choose Serenity Oaks

When you choose Serenity Oaks wellness center to heal from your drug or alcohol addiction, you are choosing to heal within a treatment center that honors and values your unique circumstances and needs from an alcohol or drug rehab program in Clearwater. We understand that living with an active drug or alcohol addiction can produce feelings of shame or guilt within a person due to the actions or behaviors that you had within your addiction.

The team at Serenity Oaks is here to support you in releasing any negative feelings about your addiction and honoring the challenges that you have experienced within your addiction and offering non judgmental support and care as you heal from the pains of your past to create a healthy future in sobriety.

Serenity Oaks changed my life. I went in a terrified shell of a person. I left born again, a new man entirely. The team of therapist is amazing, they saved my life. Today I am clean and sober living a life beyond my wildest dreams. I owe the credit to the things I learned at Serenity Oaks. They give you all the tools you need to succeed in the real world. I recommend this place to anyone who is suffering from the cunning, baffling, powerful disease called addiction.

– Justin G.

The therapists here are top notch! The staff is excellent as well. The individual therapy sessions and the group sessions are equally valuable. If you’re open-minded and willing, this place can change your life! I cannot thank this place enough for giving me my life back. I was completely lost, empty, full of darkness and self-hatred. Today, I can say that I am the complete opposite of all of those things! I owe it all to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center and the hard work that I did there and the lessons and tools I learned and continue to practice in my daily life now.

– Amy S.


At Serenity Oaks, our vision is to ADORN our patients to help facilitate personal growth and change towards a healthy balanced life in sobriety. Your addiction treatment program will incorporate clinical therapeutic support, medical supervision and care, and recreational or experiential therapy opportunities. 

In order to support our patients in ADORNing from their addiction, we believe that this is completed in 5 stages;

A- Accountability

During the initial stage of your addiction treatment program, patients will become accountable to their actions and consequences of addiction that has impacted their life or others around them .

D- Dreams, determination, disconnect, or direction

This second stage of addiction treatment is characterized by identifying the harmful habits that have been established during your addiction and beginning to identify how you would want to make changes for the future in sober living.

O- Opportunity

Patients are beginning to build and develop positive, healthy coping strategies while also receiving feedback from peers and staff about their recovery process to ensure that they are receiving optimal treatment progress. .

R- Relationships and Restoring

During this fourth phase of addiction treatment, patients will engage in family therapy sessions to help reconnect with their loved ones and rebuild trust within the relationship. Loved ones will develop skills for healthy communication, setting appropriate boundaries with one another, and holding each other accountable.

N- Navigate

This final phase of addiction treatment is characterized by supporting patients to navigate sober living options and the supports that will be needed as you transition into your home environment. Patients are paired with new clients to support as a mentor and support the new person in going through their treatment to help share their experience and knowledge of addiction recovery.

A Fresh Start


Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is an addiction treatment facility where your “drive to change” is met with our “passion to create an unparalleled experience in healing and strengthening the client’s core self”. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team will treat each client individually based on cross-disciplinary and evidence-based treatment for each individual’s unique treatment goals.

What Is Detox Like?

Our detox program not only addresses your physical needs but also the mental and emotional challenges that are part of the detox process.  Holistic treatments like acupuncture, meditation and yoga work in conjunction with conventional treatments to further ease the detox process and facilitate your long term recovery.

When you make the decision to go to rehab for drugs and alcohol when you have never been to a medically assisted detox before, you may feel apprehensive because you don’t know what to expect. You may have heard horror stories from your peers or from TV and movies about detoxing and withdrawal, and you might be worried about what it will feel like to quit substance abuse all at once in a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program.

When you come to Serenity Oaks rehab centers in Jacksonville FL, you are coming to a place that is safe. We will keep you healthy and as comfortable as possible as you go through your short time in detox. You will move into our sober rehab facility full-time, which will remove temptations of drugs and alcohol, and take away any unhelpful distractions, people, and places that may trigger a relapse.

We are located on 7.5 acres of peaceful land, and you will stay in one of our modern drug addiction treatment residences that have comfortable beds, private bathrooms and TVs with movie access. Detox treatment programs are provided under the care of fully qualified, accredited, and experienced medical and psychiatric professionals, with holistic care incorporated for a balanced approach to healing from drug and alcohol addiction.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

During your integrated drug detox program in Jacksonville Florida, after your admission process is complete, you will have:

  • Medical protocols that are customized to your unique addiction and health needs, with 24/7 medical care and supervision
  • Medications like buprenorphine and naloxone or other addiction medicine to help you avoid and manage withdrawal symptoms and discomfort
  • Dual diagnosis treatments to treat any co-occurring disorder or mental health issues (bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, etc.) alongside addiction
  • Individual therapy, behavioral therapy and counseling to help you with any emotional pain and unhelpful thoughts that may come up. You may also begin to work toward healing the underlying causes of your addiction.
  • Holistic treatments including mindfulness, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, exercise and nutrition.
  • An easy transition into inpatient rehab in our drug or alcohol treatment centers once you are ready and physically stable enough.

Your Jacksonville Florida detox will likely take around one week, although the timeline depends on the substance(s) you are detoxing from and your level of addiction, among other variables. All care is provided by trauma-informed, non-judgmental staff, doctors, and treatment providers who are dedicated to your well-being.

Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Drug detox and rehabilitation treatment programs need to be customized to not only fit the individual person’s needs, but to also help with the unique withdrawal symptoms that come with the act of quitting each substance. If you are wondering what types of symptoms to expect when you come to Serenity Oaks in Jacksonville FL for addiction treatments, see the following short lists of common symptoms you may encounter, listed by drug type.


Benzodiazepine drug addiction treatment withdrawal often causes symptoms like:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Light sensitivity
  • Seizures
  • Long-term depression

Opioids (Heroin)

Opioid drug abuse often requires both inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment programs after detox. Opioid addiction causes serious withdrawal symptoms without medical intervention like:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle aches
  • Bone pain
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Severe cravings

Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth etc)

There are numerous types of central nervous system stimulants. Common withdrawal from these types of drugs during drug rehab include:

  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Muscle pain
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Restlessness
  • General malaise
  • Strong drug cravings

Bath Salts

Bath salts are psychoactive stimulant drugs that require several types of treatment including psychological care and physical health care. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Gastric distress
  • Brain fog
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Strong drug cravings


    Daily users of Marijuana will experience withdrawal symptoms that may include:

    • Depression
    • Decreased appetite
    • Nightmares
    • Insomnia
    • Irritability
    • Anxiety
    • General malaise
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Tremors
    • Abdominal pain

    DXM/Cough Syrup

    It is helpful to come to a professional drug rehab center when withdrawing from Dextromethorphan (DMX), because of withdrawal symptoms including:

    • Restlessness
    • Insomnia
    • Muscle and bone pain
    • Cold flashes
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Weight loss
    • Drug cravings


    Ecstasy, Molly and MDMA are all party drugs that are often paired with other addictive behaviors and substance abuse like smoking marijuana, drinking alcohol, and taking other drugs at the same time. Tablets are also often cut with other unknown drugs and substances, making each person’s withdrawal from these drugs unique and often complex. In their addiction recovery plan, people abusing these drugs may need individual therapy, medical care and medications to remain comfortable through symptoms like:

    • Depression
    • Confusion
    • Insomnia
    • Paranoia
    • Anxiety
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Memory impairment
    • Fatigue


    Fentanyl is a potent and dangerous opioid drug that often requires residential treatment, followed by outpatient substance abuse treatment, beginning with medically assisted treatment plans to assist in the recovery process. Withdrawal symptoms from this drug include:

    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Bone and muscle pain
    • Restlessness
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Intense drug cravings


    Hallucinogenic drugs like PCP and ketamine may require a stay in addiction treatment centers and substance abuse treatment to avoid symptoms like:

    • Headaches
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Stiff muscles
    • Depressed breathing
    • Convulsions
    • Drug cravings


    Oxycodone is an opioid drug that is often prescribed for severe pain. A full drug treatment plan with an inpatient program, outpatient rehab program, and further recovery programs is often recommended for those quitting oxy. Withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Insomnia
    • Muscle aches
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • High blood pressure
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Strong drug cravings

    Prescription Drugs

    Prescription drug abuse may involve benzodiazepines, opioid medications, or stimulant drugs, amongst other prescriptions. Symptoms of prescription drug misuse vary depending on the medication, and may require inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and further addiction recovery support after medical detox.

    Acute Detox

    People with severe addictions and/or co-occurring mental health or physical issues often require acute detox programs. These are intensive medication-assisted treatment plans with individualized medical care provided 24 hours a day, along with psychotherapy, counseling, dual diagnosis care and other treatments. The focus will be on keeping you safe as your body makes the necessary chemical and physical changes to allow you to stop using drugs and alcohol.

    Sub Acute Detox

    Sub-Acute drug detox and alcohol detox is a less intensive version of medical detox used for those who do not need as much medical management and oversight. It will still likely be recommended that you remain inside the detox center for Jacksonville detox treatment facility full-time to omit the temptation to relapse, but you will have more freedom in your customized program.

    Why Choose Serenity Oaks for Drug Detox

    Serenity Oaks drug and alcohol rehab is accredited by the Joint Commission, and employs only the best qualified and caring doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists, holistic practitioners and addiction treatment experts. We offer all levels of care for drug and alcohol abuse, from detox through inpatient treatments, outpatient rehab (intensive outpatient program, partial hospitalization program, and further outpatient rehab), and beyond into aftercare, with individualized treatment including:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Multidimensional Family Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Nutrition classes
    • Meditation and Yoga
    • Life Skills Courses
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual therapy
    • Family programs and family therapy
    • Relapse prevention

    Whether you live in North Jacksonville, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, or anywhere in south Florida, if you are struggling with addiction, you can call our Jacksonville drug and alcohol rehab and detox center’s information. We are standing by to answer any questions you may have about our drug and alcohol treatment plans, dual diagnosis, and behavioral health treatments. We can be your addiction resource center, and help you figure out your next step in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction today.


    At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer residential detox treatment with a wide range of modalities to address the needs of all our clients. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures everyone that enters our facility gets the personal attention they need and deserve for a safe and successful detox process. To learn more about our program, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-720-6847.

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