Detoxification is the first step in substance abuse treatment. Sober Partner’s medically supervised detox serves an important purpose — eliminating drugs from the body through a safe and comfortable process.
Patients going through withdrawal symptoms at our Huntington Beach rehab are assured medical supervision and intensive care. Our caring and compassionate staff monitors and supports patients 24 hours a day. We have seen the severe consequences of physical withdrawal processes from drugs and alcohol and would never want you to go through it alone.
Our Huntington Beach Detox
We detox patients on-site to ease them off of the substances of abuse before beginning our residential treatment program.
The detox process, location and method we employ will depend on 4 main criteria:
Most of this information is established during the Intervention process or a phone consultation preceding the detox. We will make all the necessary arrangements ahead of time.
Your Interventionist or Intensive Track Counselor will accompany you to the detox facility and stay with you until you are settled in. A physical evaluation by a medical professional will be implemented for all our clients before the detox begins in order to accommodate any particular circumstances.
Detoxing from substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates can be dangerous and could require partial hospitalization but is not necessary in most cases.
Each case is different, but the bottom line is, bring your pajamas and get ready to sleep for a few days. We provide women only and men only facilities.
Typically, a detox averages a week. But individual circumstances always change the course of withdrawal and detox. The quickest course of action isn’t always the most effective as a smooth detox experience can set the course for a lasting recovery. Our Huntington Beach detox evaluates each patient, creating a detox plan that will provide the most benefit in the long run.
The quickest way to detox from drugs is known as going “cold turkey.” This implies entirely ceasing drug or alcohol usage. For those with severe chemical dependencies, a cold turkey approach can come with life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal. Severe addictions can cause damaging mental health experiences as well as physical harm, such as fatal seizures.
Alcohol and drug addiction detox at home can be done, but we strongly advise against it. It is much easier to relapse and fall back into the addiction cycle without the supervision of addiction specialists. An alcohol or drug detoxification program can also prescribe medication-assisted treatment to manage withdrawals as well as other amenities to comfort the withdrawing addict.
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Sober Partners' Drug and Alcohol Detox
Our Huntington Beach Detox Center is designed to eliminate toxins through even the strongest physical dependences. Chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs comes with distressing implications. Our detoxification treatment programs are designed according to each patients’ needs and addictions to address these consequences.
Removing toxins and drug metabolites from the body is not an easy task. Sadly, most addicts know this by experience. This brutal reality is often a significant reason why those addicted to drugs or alcohol continue to use despite the problems their substance abuse has brought them.
The drug detoxification process typically lasts 3 to 10 days, depending on dependency and the drugs abused. Each substance stays in the body for different periods of time and comes with different problems. Our Huntington Beach rehab and addiction treatment center has seen it all and is prepared to help both mildly and severely chemically dependent clients.
Patients going through detox treatment at our Huntington Beach rehab may benefit from:
Healthy Detox Diets
Though we welcome addicts of all substances, we most commonly see treatment for alcohol, benzodiazepine, and opioid use disorders.
Heavy drinkers experience more than just a bad hangover the day after they drink. After consistent heavy drinking, alcoholics may experience what is known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome symptoms include:
- Confusion and irritability
- Delirium tremens
- Fever and sweats
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Insomnia or nightmares
- Nausea and vomiting
- Seizures and nerve complications
- Tremors and shakes
Taking a look at the list above can explain why withdrawals from alcohol can be extremely dangerous. If you or someone you love has been experiencing a few or more of these, we advise you to call our Huntington Beach detox. Emergencies merit calling 911.
These alcohol detox symptoms can be avoided through medication-assisted treatment for alcohol addiction. Certain benzodiazepine medications and vitamins may be given throughout the alcohol detox process to diminish the harmful side effects of withdrawal. Once detox is complete, other medicines and vitamins may be given to combat complications caused by alcohol use disorder.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome can be experienced by individuals who abuse their benzo prescription medications. These withdrawals can come from alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), or essentially any other benzodiazepine. These central nervous depressants are among the most prescribed medications in the United States but commonly abused.
Once these drugs have been consistently abused at high doses, the body becomes strongly physically dependent. Short-acting benzos like Xanax leave the body quicker, producing withdrawal symptoms at a quicker rate and peak around day two. Long-acting benzos such as Klonopin stay in the body longer, meaning withdrawals may take up to two days to start.
All benzodiazepine’s share similar withdrawals symptoms:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Body aches and pains
- Cognitive problems with memory and concentration
- Hallucinations, visual disturbances, or feelings of unreality
- Hypersensitivity and abnormal sensations
- Increased heart rate and hyperventilation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Restlessness and insomnia
- Severe seizures
- Tremors and muscles spasms
People with milder benzo addictions may be able to overcome their withdrawal symptoms within a week, however many of these symptoms may carry on for multiple weeks. In severe cases, chronic benzo users may experience protracted withdrawals. Protracted withdrawals from benzodiazepines last months, and roughly 10 to 25 percent of heavy benzo users may experience them.
The reality is that these commonly prescribed drugs can worsen symptoms they treated initially. That’s why we recommend people addicted to benzos to seek treatment at our Huntington Beach Detox Center.
Here we can provide a tailored detoxification treatment plan, then move on to a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that’s right for you. Such programs entail behavioral therapy, other psychotherapies, and positive experiences to help those dealing with anxiety live a better life.
Opiates and opioids are notorious for their physical withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawing from opiates and opioids involves becoming resensitized to pain prescription medications that one may have been prescribed for and facing additional systemic symptoms. Going through opiate withdrawal, without the help of services like our Huntington Beach drug detox, can be extremely unpleasant and painful.
All opioids, whether illicit or prescription, mimic chemicals that occur naturally in the body. These chemicals affect the limbic system (responsible for emotions) and the nervous system (responsible for pain). As the opioid user floods their body with high levels of natural or synthetic opioids, their system adapts thinking these levels are the new norm.
When the opioid user stops taking opioids, their body and mind aren’t prepared. This lack of opioids in the body then produces severe physical withdrawals as well as negative psychological symptoms.
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal commonly include:
- Diarrhea and abdominal pain
- Digestive problems
- Dilated pupils
- Excessive cold sweats
- Inability to sleep
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat and increased blood pressure
- Restlessness and restless legs syndrome
- Runny nose and teary eyes
- Painful Muscle aches
There are a variety of medications to stop opiate withdrawals in their varying severities. Mild withdrawals may be treated with over-the-counter pain medications and antidiarrheals. Moderate withdrawals related to anxiety and restlessness may see benefit from clonidine (an ADHD medication).
Harsher withdrawals may be treated with alternative opioids that lack the highly euphoric effects of abused opioids like heroin. Suboxone is a popular opiate withdrawal treatment medication that includes buprenorphine and naloxone. Together they work to reduce symptoms of withdrawal and reduce relapse by curbing cravings.
Our Huntington Beach opiate detox includes medication-assisted withdrawal. Patients going through our drug detox will be treated according to the severity of their addiction and evaluated for further addiction treatment and relapse prevention.