At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, medically monitored Withdrawal Management protocol is offered as a necessary first step for those adolescents who still have a strong physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. This clinically structured protocol was designed specifically for the needs of an adolescent addicted to drugs or alcohol and incorporates the physical considerations of a developing teen. Safely removing these toxic chemicals is the first critical step in developing a new foundation to build upon for successful recovery.

The Stonewater Withdrawal Management Method

Medically monitored Withdrawal Management protocol is fully supervised by a trained physician and qualified nursing staff specializing in addiction treatment. If an adolescent requires this level of care, Stonewater can provide it on-site without traveling to or from another facility. Stonewater therapists and medical staff maintain complete comprehensive therapy from the moment your teen begins detox throughout experiential therapy. Creating bonds with the medical team and staff allows teens to build connections early in the treatment process so that they feel comfortable and supported in the next steps of recovery.

Time Required in Withdrawal Care

The length of this service will be determined by the progress of the individual, results of clinical assessments and the clinical impression of the overseeing physician. The goal is to make the patient physically able to participate safely in the next phase of the Stonewater program. Before all mental health assessments and the first counseling session at Stonewater, medical Withdrawal Management must be completed. Once these addictive substances are cleansed from your adolescent’s system, treatment sessions will be clearer, more easily integrated and facilitated by your teen’s full attention and understanding.

Depending on the drug used and level of alcohol consumed on a daily basis, your child may require medication to stabilize from withdrawal. Medications alleviate some of the painful and potentially dangerous side effects of withdrawal so that your child can safely remove all traces of toxin from his body. Not every substance will require medically-assisted withdrawal management but it is important to know there are some that do. A few of these substances are:


Each substance has a different set of withdrawal side effects, and Stonewater’s medical staff will help your teen through the process in a fully-supervised, caring and safe space. Medical Withdrawal Management reduces discomfort from physical and emotional withdrawal so your teen can adjust incrementally and safely. Some of these withdrawal symptoms are:


  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Chills and hot sweats
  • Seizures
  • Itching
  • Shakes
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
  • Paranoia
  • Cramping
  • Restlessness
  • Depression

To find out the level of Withdrawal Management care your teen requires, call Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center at 662-259-8474 to speak with a Withdrawal Management team member. Withdrawal can be overwhelming, but with Stonewater you can be assured your child will experience compassionate care until they are ready to move forward with the next steps of the addiction treatment process.