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 Orange County Rehab Center 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.
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.
The particular procedures employed during detoxification vary between alcohol and drugs and between drug types e.g. stimulants, opioids, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s). An easy-to-understand example of detoxification systems is simple alcohol detoxification.
The first step in alcohol detoxification systems necessitates immediate cessation of alcohol consumption. Abrupt alcohol cessation has the propensity to instigate serious alcohol withdrawal symptoms for any person physically dependent on alcohol.
The human body naturally rids itself of alcohol by breaking it down into active and inactive metabolites. The liver and kidneys eventually expel the vast majority of alcohol in the body but some alcohol is evaporated out via the alimentary canal and some are excreted through the skin via sweat glands.
Alcohol is a diuretic that has the potential to cause life-threatening dehydration. Alcohol consumption can also cause serious vitamin deficiencies including thiamine deficiency, folate deficiency, magnesium deficiency, and calcium deficiency. Alcohol detox employs both hydration and electrolyte therapy to counter the dehydration risks and incorporates vitamin and mineral supplementation to counter rare and deadly vitamin deficiencies.
The second step in alcohol detoxification systems is the effective treatment of psychological obsessions and cravings. Replacement therapy is the primary treatment method for psychological obsessions. It promotes effectual psychological change from negative thought looping into positive free thinking. Replacement therapy is simply replacing unhealthy habits with healthy ones.