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Detoxification in North Dakota

North Dakota drug and alcohol treatment centers enrolled 3,273 individuals during 2014 for addiction rehabilitation. The most commonly abused substances in North Dakota sending residents into treatment include marijuana addiction, alcohol addiction, amphetamine addiction and alcohol with a secondary drug addiction. The largest age group to enroll in treatment during 2014 in North Dakota was 26-30 years old. Of this group, the primary substance of abuse was other opiates. This category consists of non-prescription use of methadone, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, opium, and other drugs with morphine-like effects.

Addiction treatment often begins with detox. This initial step in the recovery process can be accomplished at some drug rehab programs as well as at separate medical detox facilities. Detoxification is the process of ending substance use and allowing the remaining substances to leave the user's body. While some drugs such as marijuana and cocaine do not create many physical withdrawal symptoms during detox, other drugs such as heroin and prescription opioids do. Physically addicting drugs will require medical supervision during this phase of the person's recovery. Medical detox programs provide around the clock care and monitoring as well as prescription medications to ease the more severe symptoms of withdrawal.

Whether the detox process is conducted in a drug rehab or medical detox facility, it is vital that the individual continue on with additional addiction treatment. Persons who leave drug rehab after detox and prior to completing treatment run an increased risk of relapse. Along those lines, individuals who complete medical detox without continuing into a drug rehabilitation program are just as likely to backslide into their old ways. Detox is only the beginning of the rehabilitation process. It helps the person's body and mind adjust to functioning without drugs or alcohol, but is by no means a long-term solution to achieving sobriety. Completing a rehab program is necessary to help the person uncover and resolve the issues that drove them to use substances in the first place.

Treatment Listings By City (Click on a city to reveal listings)

Heartview Foundation


CHI St. Alexius Medical


West Central Human Service Center


Fargo VA Healthcare System

  • 2101 North Elm Street Fargo, ND. 58102
  • 701-239-3700 x93150

Prairie St. Johns LLC


Badlands Human Service Center


Trinity Addiction Services


Community Medical Services


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