A specific approach to the withdrawal phase of treatment. In the seven to ten days of treatment, withdrawal can be an ongoing process, but may not necessitate medical treatment. For patients who are not in need of medical care for withdrawal, social model detox helps them be in treatment, begin integrating with other treatment peers, and heal from their addiction. Most often, the social model detox is used for alcohol treatment and some other drug addictions which might necessitate medicated treatments. Not using mind altering medications, the social model withdrawal allows patients to safely detox from drugs and alcohol under the care supervision of trained recovery staff.