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Helping clients heal through individualized, substance-specific detox.

Medical Detox Program

For many who are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, medically supervised detox can be the first step in the recovery process. Medically supervised detox is designed to cleanse the body of addictive substances. During this detoxification process, you are monitored for any withdrawal symptoms or potential medical complications. Our facility at Makana Path, located in Austin, Texas, offers an intensive healing program designed to provide you or your loved one a new, fresh start.

Makana Path’s medical drug detox facility is designed to feel like home, with semi-private, well-appointed, comfortable rooms, cozy common areas, a fully-stocked kitchen, and other comforts of home. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible as they begin to lay the foundation of lasting recovery.

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Makana Path Medical Drug Detox Services

Detox is a physically and emotionally challenging process. Withdrawal symptoms are impossible to predict, which is why the safest way to detox from addictive substances is through an integrated, thoughtful medical detox program, such as Makana Path.

The process of becoming clean and sober is not always an easy journey. Once you or your loved one has agreed that they have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the next step is to seek medical treatment. During the first consultation, an evaluation will be done. The next step is to have a treatment plan designed specifically for you.

Medical drug detox becomes a suggested form of treatment when the evaluation process shows that you have a physical or mental dependence on drugs or alcohol. Because Makana Path is a 20-bed facility, our team of qualified medical professionals is able to focus on your individual needs.

When Does Medical Supervised Detox Become Necessary?

The physical dependence on drugs or alcohol occurs when you or your loved one uses the substance on a regular basis.The physical dependence on drugs or alcohol occurs when you or your loved one uses the substance on a regular basis. Your body becomes then dependent on drugs or alcohol. Signs that you or your loved one have become physically dependent on drugs or alcohol include:

  • The use of the drug or alcohol has occurred over an extended period of time
  • Large amounts of the substance are being used on a regular basis
  • The effect of the drugs or alcohol has become less and less over time, creating an increased need for the substance
  • Cravings for drugs or alcohol have increased
  • An effort to quit using drugs or alcohol is not possible without medical intervention

If there is an attempt to stop taking drugs or alcohol, withdrawal symptoms can be too much to handle. Withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • The “shakes”
  • Delirium Tremens (DTS)
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

A psychological addiction occurs when you have a mental need for drugs or alcohol. This need becomes an impulse. In order to avoid the withdrawal symptoms, you continue to abuse the substance. Both a physical and psychological addiction creates a vicious cycle that can be hard to break.

Drug Addictions That Require Medical Drug Detox

The process of detoxification to free you from your addiction to drugs or alcohol can be very intense. The type of substance that you or your loved one is addicted to can create a need for medical detoxification. The following are substances that can create a need for a treatment program due to the effects of the withdrawal symptoms that they create:


This drug is also referred to as “benzos”. This drug is used to alleviate anxiety or some types of seizures. Examples are Xanax, Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin.

Prescription Drugs

Various prescription drugs can create an addiction that requires a need for a detoxification treatment plan to be put in place. Prescription drugs are often abused as a way to create a cheap “high” or lower your stress level. Examples may include sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, or medications that treat seizures.

Synthetic drugs

A drug that is man-made and is highly addictive. Many are not expensive to produce, therefore become very popular. Examples of such drugs are bath salts, Ecstasy, LSD, and methamphetamine.


A synthetic drug that copies your own body’s endorphins. This drug is generally used to treat pain and is highly addictive. Examples of opioids are oxycodone, hydromorphone, codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl, tramadol, and heroin.


Overuse and long-term use of alcohol causes many bodily functions to deteriorate. Your heart rate, regulation of your body temperature, blood pressure, and motor functions can be affected.


Anything that raises your body’s physiological activity is defined as a stimulant. Examples are methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ecstasy.

Our Detox Services Include

Clinical and medical evaluation.

We will perform a thorough assessment on you or your loved one before the medically supervised detox begins. A comprehensive understanding of your history and length of substance use, physical and mental health, family of origin, and spiritual needs allows us to design the most individualized detox plan possible.

24/7 clinical and medical care.

You will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Makana Path clinical and medical staff. Our nursing staff will continuously assess you. They will administer medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms as necessary. Our nursing staff will also work to manage all of you or your loved one’s medications and medical needs.

Individualized detox treatment planning.

The more specialized the treatment, the more positive the outcome. Detox is different for everyone, which is why we take the time to develop individualized plans that address each of you or your loved one’s unique needs and concerns.

Case management.

Detox can be full of uncertainty and seem overwhelming, both for you and your family. At Makana Path, permanent recovery is our priority, and we begin laying the foundation by offering continuous support from the beginning. You will be assigned a dedicated case manager who will serve as your advocate and primary point of contact as they help you or your loved one progress through treatment.

What To Expect During Medically Supervised Detox

Makana Path’s Medical Drug Detox Program is individually tailored to meet you or your loved one’s  medical needs. While we cannot precisely predict how long you will be in this phase of treatment, the average length of detox is 3-5 days.

The length of the withdrawal depends on factors such as:

  • Type of substance used
  • Length of time that substance has been used
  • Amount of substance that has been used
  • Method of substance use
  • Your physical and mental health
  • How severe your addiction is
  • Family history of substance abuse
Makana Path’s Medical Drug Detox Program is individually tailored to meet you or your loved one’s medical needs.
Group therapy

While in the medical drug detox program you will meet with a member of our medical team every day to discuss your medical and therapeutic issues. These individual daily sessions focus on:

  • Creating and maintaining motivation for treatment
  • Identifying next steps once detox is complete
  • Empowering you to achieve total health and wellness

You are also welcome to participate in group sessions throughout the day.

Nutrition is an integral part of the recovery process. At Makana Path, you or your loved one will be provided healthy meals that are prepared daily by our own in-house chef. Your dietary needs will be assessed upon admission, and these needs will be taken into consideration during meal planning. We always seek to provide the most conscientious and optimal nutrition for you, as this is vital to the healing process.

Because medical drug detox can be very difficult, both physically and emotionally, our medically supervised detox program is designed to cleanse the body of drugs and alcohol while monitoring for any withdrawal symptoms or potential medical complications. Detox at Makana Path is designed to be as safe, comfortable, and healing as possible.

Planning for Life After Detox

It is important to us that you receive a treatment plan that includes life beyond Makana Path. Without continued support, there is a strong chance that you will relapse. Your case manager will work with you to create a plan that works best for your situation. Options may include a residential treatment program or a sober living program.

You will find that our strong alumni program at Makana Path is a tremendous bonus. We feel that the support you receive from your peers is extremely beneficial. This support extends out to your family and friends as well.

We offer our alumni such things as

  • Weekly meetings
  • Monthly speaker series
  • Annual events
  • Workshops
  • Volunteer opportunities

Recover With Makana Path


Our medically-supervised detox program is unmatched, and it can be the difference between a lifetime of freedom or dependency on drugs or alcohol. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at  for more information about our Medical Detox Program.


Our medically supervised detox program is unmatched, and it can be the difference between a lifetime of freedom or dependency on drugs or alcohol. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for more information about our medically monitored detox program.