24/7 Medical Detox

24/7 Medical Detox

Aurora Recovery Centre (ARC) is one of the only private treatment centres in Canada with a 24-hour medical detox. We admit members any time of day and in any condition. ARC’s addiction specialists are available to guide you through the intervention process and connect you with a certified interventionist if needed.

Dr. Derrek Jensen manages our detox unit. He and our nurses follow detailed policies, procedures and protocols to provide the safest and most comfortable withdrawal possible.  We understand that there are different protocols for detoxification for every form of addiction with added complexity for those using combinations of alcohol and multiple drugs, so we ensure to give the best care to our members while in this phase of their recovery.  

What we do:

  • New members get initial medical assessment to initiate a safe detox
  • Nurses and doctors check on members within first 24 hours
  • Staff provides around the clock service
  • Members receive comprehensive assessments to determine their Personalized Treatment Plan
  • Members leave detox and receive preliminary treatment in our Transition Group
  • Clinical and addiction counsellors engage with our members while in detox to ensure they have a smooth, safe transition.

Every new member admitted to our program must successfully undergo detoxification.

Substance withdrawal is often accompanied by challenging physical and emotional symptoms including:

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety/paranoia
  • Nausea
  • Tremors

These symptoms can be life-threatening, that’s why ARC provides constant medical surveillance and treatment throughout the detox process. Depending on the detox protocol, the severity of addiction and the intake of drugs and alcohol, certain medications may be used to safely assist a new member in their detoxification.

Members are transferred from DMU upon completion of the following:

  • Medical clearance
  • Clinical and addiction assessment and clearance
  • Mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive personalized treatment plan
  • Orientation

All members in detox also receive a Welcome Package  containing the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Daily Reflections, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Guidelines for Life, the house rules at ARC, and other useful information.

Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.

Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.

From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.