“I am ready.”

Words you may not have been able to say last month, last week…or even yesterday.

When alcohol and drug consumption has gotten out of control, and you and your loved ones realize the toll it is taking, these powerful words can be the first step to a whole new life.

When you are ready, we are ready, too. As one of a select few hospital-based, medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification centers, The Palms Medical Detox is dedicated to helping you get on the road to recovery by offering:           

  • A hospital-based treatment program
  • Highly-trained and compassionate healthcare professionals
  • A private, discreet program
  • Specialized treatment for an array of alcohol and drug addictions

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Types of Detox

At The Palms, we are prepared to help you detox from a variety of drugs, including alcohol, opiates (including Oxycodone, Heroin and Methadone) Benzodiazepines (including Xanax, Ativan and Valium), stimulants (including cocaine, methamphetamines and ecstasy), and others. Each drug treatment classification has its own procedures, and its own risks. Therefore, each person will receive an individualized treatment plan based on their needs. At The Palms, the fact that you are checked in to a comprehensive medical center is reassurance that if there is any unexpected problem, we have the staff and facilities to help you immediately.

Alcohol Detox

When a heavy drinker stops consuming alcohol, their body goes into withdrawal. Without proper management, the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, body aches, hot and cold flashes, rapid pulse, anxiety, sleep disturbances, delirium, tremors, hallucinations and even seizures. At The Palms, we are committed to making this process safe and comfortable, minimizing the pain, discomfort and risk. While some programs offer an outpatient approach to alcohol detox, there is a much higher completion rate in inpatient programs. Additionally, we are able to offer 24-hour care to help ensure your comfort and safety. At The Palms, we have the ability to rapidly asses your condition and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, if needed.

Opiates Detox

Opiates/Opioids are drugs commonly used for pain management and relief. Here are some of the most common drugs in this category: OxyContin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Heroin, Methadone, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Darvocet, Percocet and Percodan.

When someone stops taking opiates, withdrawal and symptom onset begins almost immediately. Opiates/Opioids causes symptoms of extreme illness, which can last for two weeks or more. Possible symptoms include: sweats, shakes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, migraine, delirium and others. Because of its intensity and inherent risk, in order to be done safely, opiate detox should take place in a hospital setting, supervised by licensed medical professionals.

Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines are primarily prescribed as anti-anxiety and insomnia medication. Some of the most common drugs in this category are: Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Librium and Klonopin.

When someone stops taking benzodiazepines, withdrawal begins almost immediately and can be severe. Possible side effects can include: nausea, cramping, agitation, migraine, fever, sweating and seizures. Because of its intensity and inherent risk, in order to be done safely, detox should take place in a hospital setting, supervised by licensed medical professionals.

Why The Palms?


From well-known athletes to actors, CEOs to socialites, your co-worker to your next-door neighbor, drug and alcohol addiction does not discriminate. We are acutely aware of your need for anonymity and personal privacy. From the time you enter The Palms to the time you leave, you will appreciate the discretion and sensitivity of our entire staff. Additionally, patients will be admitted under a pseudo name to further protect their privacy.

Quality Care

It is important to know that The Palms is a licensed medical facility, staffed by quality healthcare professionals, located in Good Samaritan Medical Center, one of the area’s finest hospitals. These facts are important for several reasons.

  • Detox can result in seizures and other serious physical symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
  • Substance abuse can mask other medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and pneumonia that need to be diagnosed and treated promptly.
  • As a patient here, you have access to all of the hospital’s extensive resources and physicians.
  • Upon admission to our program, you receive a personalized treatment plan based on medical evidence that is a result of the comprehensive health evaluation given at that time.
  • Our staff of healthcare professionals understands and respects the difficulty of what you are going through. As a team, we are committed to providing you the best possible care, while maintaining your dignity. We consider it part of our job to be compassionate and non-judgmental of your unique situation.

Luxury Accommodations

We know you expect the best, and at The Palms, we provide it. Our staff understands that maintaining your comfort level can make the detox process easier and less stressful. Unique amenities offered at The Palms include:

  • A well-furnished, comfortable lounge area
  • Designated exercise area with access to cardio equipment
  • Beautifully decorated rooms with a personal refrigerator stocked to your specifications
  • Flat panel televisions
  • WiFi access
  • Personally-selected meal options prepared by our trained chefs
    • Menu items include lobster ravioli, filet mignon, charcuterie platter and much more.
    • Plant-based options are also available.

Customized Program

While some programs offer a one-size-fits-all approach to detoxification, at The Palms, we know that this is not the most effective approach for our patients. We know that every person is different, and so is their situation. Our goal, from the time you check-in until you leave, is to help ensure that your specific needs are met, both medically and personally. That is the essence of an upscale program such as ours.

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