Pennsylvania Alcohol and Drug Detox 

We recognize that every client is unique and so are their addictions and recovery's. For this reason, we create individualized Pennsylvania detox and treatment plans for every client. At BriteLife, we construct our detoxification programs and residential treatment programs to the personalized needs of each client. These include type of substance (alcohol, cocaine, opioids, etc.) history of use, intensity of abuse, mental and physical health, and more.

There is no basic program for this first stage of recovery and all situations are different. For example, alcohol addiction demands a slightly different method than opioid addiction. Regardless of type of detox, we provide a comfortable environment at our Hanover drug and alcohol treatment center. Our Pennsylvania detox is overseen by a medical director, doctors, nurses, and counselors who are committed to your recovery and safety during the initial stage of recovery. 

Comfortable detox in Hanover, pA

A medically supervised detox is the first step in recovery. Detoxification from alcohol, benzos, opioids, heroin, and other drugs can be dangerous and should only be done under a doctor’s orders. Our Pennsylvania detox in Hanover will keep you calm and help you to be as comfortable as possible during your detox. While a medical detox is absolutely required, it doesn’t have to be painful with advanced pharmacology. We employ evidence-based addiction medicine including buprenorphine products (i.e., Suboxone). Our leading Pennsylvania detox program near Hanover offers a safe, comfortable, and luxurious setting for you to begin to heal and recover from substance use disorder.



Alcohol is the most common substance abused in the United States. In fact, about 50% of all adult Americans drink booze. However, drinking too much on an ongoing basis can make you dependent. For instance, feeling shaky six hours after your last drink is one indication of alcohol withdrawal. Withdrawal signs typically motivate alcoholic drinkers to drink more and ward off withdrawal problems. This never-ending cycle of drinking to dodge withdrawal is alcohol addiction! Our medical team will assess your medical situation, along with your drinking history to create a safe, comfy detox plan. Alcohol detox takes approximately 7-10 days and completion is a prerequisite for residential addiction treatment.


Our opioid detox programs focus on one thing, getting the client safely past their withdrawal condition. It’s preferable to go through withdrawal as naturally as possible, but most clients need medication to avoid discomfort. With that as a primary goal, the client gets to rest, exercise, and eat healthy food to restore nutrition.

Our medical staff continuously monitors clients at our Hanover detox. They are on alert to any signs of pain or discomfort. In most cases, a doctor will prescribe some form of medication to eliminate symptoms. As soon as the client gets past their withdrawal symptoms and is stabilized, they can move onto residential care. Fentanyl (opioid) detoxification is about 5-7 days for most clients.


It is never a great idea to try to detox from benzodiazepines without professional medical supervision, as the symptoms of withdrawal from this particular class of drugs go beyond discomfort and may cause seizures or other health complications. Benzodiazepines should never be stopped abruptly. Withdrawal symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Moderate to dangerous seizures
  • Hallucinations and night terrors
  • Delusions
  • Restless legs
  • Intense joint and muscle pain

For this reason, detoxing from benzos should always take place at our Hanover, PA detox. Here, clients can safely detoxify with anti-seizure and other medications to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepine detox typically lasts for seven days, although lingering symptoms can last for months.


Once someone stops taking Adderall (or other stimulants), the symptoms of withdrawal set in. Because these indications can make it tricky to function properly without a relapse, most people detox under a doctor’s supervision or, at a Hanover detox center like BriteLife. Adderall detox typically requires a tapering down strategy that will mitigate the bothersome withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms could last a few days or weeks depending upon the length of time and amount used. For example, a client using Adderall for years in high doses can expect a longer detox time than someone taking nominal amounts in a shorter period. In all instances, our medical team will do their best to keep you comfortable in our countryside location outside Hanover, PA.


Deciding to detoxify yourself at home can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Stopping certain substances abruptly or without medical supervision can lead to significant issues such as seizures, severe dehydration and more.

Anyone with chronic, long-term alcohol or drug use disorder should never attempt to stop on their own. Our Pennsylvania detox program helps prevent serious complications. People with severe addiction issues should receive inpatient detox because withdrawal can cause dangerous problems (depending on the substance). As a result, our Hanover, Pennsylvania detox includes 24-hour nursing support and monitoring.

Call Today, start detox Tomorrow

BriteLife Recovery at Hanover is your best decision for a comfortable Pennsylvania detox from drug addiction including cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, benzodiazepines, hydrocodone, oxycodone, Percocet, or any other prescription medications. Typically, drug detoxifications last between 5-7 days. Alcohol detox ranges 7-10 days. Successful completion is required to advance to our residential program. Call us today at 866-470-1464 and it’s likely you can start as soon as tomorrow. We are only a two-hour drive from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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  • 544 Iron Ridge Rd., Hanover, PA, 17331
  • 866.470.1464