Discover the Pearl Of The Sea: Your Path to Recovery

Alcohol and drug addiction can take a toll on both the body and the mind. To break free from the grip of addiction, it’s crucial to address both the physical and psychological aspects of substance abuse. This is where the detoxification process comes in. Detoxification, or detox for short, is the necessary first step on the road to recovery.

Understanding Alcohol and Drug Detoxification

Detoxification aims to remove addictive substances from the body, eliminating physical dependency and paving the way for further treatment and a transformed life. By undergoing alcohol detox and drug detox, individuals can ready themselves to tackle the psychological features of their addiction and embark on the journey towards recovery.

During prolonged substance abuse, the body becomes dependent on alcohol or drugs. Detoxification aims to rid the body of these harmful substances, providing a foundation for a changed, successful, and satisfying life. At the Pearl of the Sea Retreat, we understand the importance of this crucial step in the recovery process.

What Happens During Drug & Alcohol Detox?

The detox process follows a three-phase approach: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering entry into treatment.


During the evaluation phase, clients undergo a comprehensive health screening to assess intoxication levels and withdrawal potential. They are also evaluated to determine the level of social support available to them and to identify any co-occurring mental health conditions that may impact their treatment.


Stabilization involves supporting the client through withdrawal until they reach a medically stable and substance-free state. Depending on the severity of the addiction, medication may be used to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and facilitate the removal of intoxicants from the body. This phase also involves preparing the client for what to expect during treatment and involving their support network to provide encouragement.

Fostering Entry into Treatment

Detoxification is just the initial phase of treatment, addressing the client’s acute immediate need. To achieve long-lasting sobriety, it is essential to prepare clients to enter into comprehensive treatment. We emphasize the significance of participating in the entire treatment process to ensure their successful journey towards recovery.

Expectations at the Pearl of the Sea Retreat

Embarking on the path to wholeness starts with a safe and supportive environment. At the Pearl of the Sea Retreat in St. Augustine, Florida, we provide the ideal setting for detoxification under the supervision of medical professionals. Our evidence-based care offers our clients a solid foundation for their journey towards sobriety.

In addition to our luxurious retreat-like setting, we offer full-service high-quality, compassionate care tailored to each individual’s needs. Our detox program includes 24-hour psychological and medical support, ensuring we can handle complex detoxification cases and co-occurring medical and mental health conditions.

Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction and is ready to take the first steps towards recovery, our detox program at the Pearl of the Sea Retreat can provide the support you need. Our state-of-the-art facility, nestled in the picturesque St. Augustine, offers treatment in a serene and tranquil environment.

Take the initial steps towards a fulfilling and successful life. Contact us today at 866-962-1907 to learn more about our admissions process. The Pearl of the Sea Retreat is here to guide you towards a brighter future.