Private Detox or Hospital Detox - Which should I choose

Pick the Best Detox Option For You, We Can Help!

We know the top detoxes in the country, and we have the best solutions for those seeking help after they are detoxed as well. Call us at 888-424-2626 to discuss detox options and post-detox options at The Saint Jude Retreat.

THE saint jude RETREAT IS:

  • The first and only completely non 12 step residential retreat in the country
  • A non 12 step solution for after detox
  • The only residential program with independently verified long term success; it is the highest in the country


You have made the decision to get help for your substance use and you feel you might need detox. Are you are trying to decide which is the best option: private detox or hospital detox? If so, it’s important to know the options and the differences between the two.


We have a hospital detox that is in very close proximity to our residential retreat. They specialize in alcohol detox. We have worked with the detox at St. Mary’s Hospital for nearly three decades now and our guests are very happy to be able to get visits from our retreat director and their staff while attending their detox. This hospital detox is quite convenient for our retreat guests. After the guest flies in, or drives in, they can safely detox from alcohol at St. Mary’s before they begin their retreat stay with us. When the detox at St. Mary’s has determined the guest is safe to begin their retreat stay with us, we receive a call for your discharge from the hospital and we pick you up to begin your retreat stay with us.

Hospitals offer a medically managed detox which involves specific medications that will alleviate some of the discomfort from withdrawal symptoms, as well as medication to combat anxiety and to help you rest. The benefit to receiving detox in a hospital is that if you experience medical complications or a medical emergency, you will receive assistance quickly because you are already at the hospital.


Private detox is available in both medically managed and non medical programs. Private medical detox, like in hospital settings, uses medication to help the patient through the withdrawal process, as comfortably, safely and effectively as possible. Intravenous therapy medical detox is seen by many doctors as the safest and most effective approach to detox. IV therapy makes it possible for doctors to make immediate adjustments to the medication protocol as the patients withdrawal symptoms change. We work with Gallus Detox Centers for those seeking a private detox that also administers said medications via IV therapy.

The environment provided by a private detox facility is generally more upscale than that of its counterpart in a hospital. Some private detoxes allow patients to bring their cell phones and other personal belongings and many private facilities have wireless internet access available to guests who wish to bring their laptops.


As stated above, when your detox is complete, you may wish to consider enrolling in a program to help you to solve your problem once and for all. The Saint Jude Retreat is a residential non 12 step program that offers a permanent solution to addiction.  To learn more about  The Saint Jude Retreat please call 888-424-2626.

Our knowledgeable and caring staff can assist in finding a detox option that is right for you as well as answer any questions you have about our unique and effective approach to solving your substance use problem for good.




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