Detox is for individuals undergoing physical withdrawal. It provides medical support in a hospital setting during the process of withdrawing from drugs and alcohol. It also provides a safe and stable place for people whose normal environment might hinder withdrawal. The detox process usually takes place over three to five days.
Residential treatment is for individuals who have been clean and sober for at least two weeks. It provides an in-depth look at the issues caused by addiction and addresses relapse prevention. The treatment process usually takes place over a month.