Man getting his blood pressure taken by female doctor.



Farnum’s Medical Detoxification (Detox) unit provides 24/7 medical monitoring to adult clients over the age of 18 who require that level of care for the treatment of alcohol, opiates, and other substance use disorders.

Our skilled medical team oversees your treatment every step of the way. The staff is led by a medical director specializing in substance use. It includes other licensed medical practitioners, a caring team of nurses, licensed nurse assistants, clinicians, certified recovery support workers, and other support personnel. Our interdisciplinary team works closely and in partnership with you or your loved one to provide holistic health while promoting physical and psycho-social healing to support recovery.

The cost of treatment is usually covered by insurance or through private payment.

What to Expect

The detoxification process consists of three essential components: evaluation, stabilization, and preparing for the next step of care.


Upon admission to our Detox unit, our medical staff will greet and assess you to determine the course of treatment that best matches your needs. Your initial evaluation will include:

1. A urinalysis to detect the presence and concentration of substances,
2. An assessment of your medical history to determine your individualized needs, and
3. An assessment to determine your treatment needs following your stay in our medical detox unit.


During the detoxification process, medications are used to minimize symptoms associated with withdrawal. The medications and protocols used vary depending on the substance(s) you used, medical history, and other criteria – resulting in a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. During your stay at Farnum, staff will encourage you to participate in group discussions to promote lasting recovery.

Preparing for Your Next Steps

Detoxification is just one step on the road to recovery. During your stay in detox, you will meet with members of our team who will assist you in exploring possibilities for care after medical detoxification. You are encouraged to consider the next steps that will support your recovery process.

After-care options may include admission into high-intensity residential treatment at our Farnum Residential Program, or outpatient programming, either in-person or virtually through our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

Your lifestyle, personal support systems, and other concerns are considered to develop the best, safest plan for care coordination following your detoxification process.

Ready to take the first step towards recovery? Let Farnum’s residential treatment program help you on your journey to recovery. Call us at 603.622.3020 or 1.888.840.4243 or email us to speak to our admissions team and learn about the admissions process.

Not Quite Ready?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.