Medically Assisted Detox
Alcohol & Drug Detoxification at Beach City Detox
Addiction’s grip can seem impossible to shake—but in truth, recovery is attainable for those who seek effective treatment.
The first step on the road to recovery is detoxification, where we help you purge the chemicals from your body and lay the foundation on which you can build lasting recovery.
Beach City Detox provides compassionate care to men in the Huntington Beach, California area. We’re known for our strong clinical component as well as our well appointed amenities. We invite you to learn more about our medically assisted and closely supervised detox services by reading below. If at any time you have a question, please call us as our intake counselors are standing by and ready to answer your questions.
What is the Difference Between Medically Assisted Detox and Sub-Acute Detox?
Before beginning an alcohol or drug detoxification, it’s important to understand that no two people have the same needs in their addiction recovery. There are many factors which will dictate what kind of detox will be most appropriate and effective, including:
- Substances being used (and amount)
- Length of time the abuse has been going on
- Treatment history
- Medical history
This variety of unique factors is why we never take a “one-size-fits-all” approach when we are planning a detoxification for one of our clients. We offer medical detoxification as well as sub-acute detox to our clients. Here are the differences between the two types of detox:
- Medical detox is usually performed in a hospital setting with trained doctors and nurses providing around the clock care. Medical detox is focused on the physical detoxification and supporting the client to cope with withdrawal symptoms. Often medication is used to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, as well as decrease the health risks that are inherent when drugs of abuse are being purged from the system.
- Sub-acute detox, on the other hand, is usually provided in a more comfortable residential setting due to the severity of the chemical addiction being less than what a medical detox would require. Sub-acute detox still offers around-the-clock supervision, and medications are administered to ensure the process is as safe & comfortable as can be.
At Beach City, we provide the physical detoxification but also support clients in dealing with the emotional element of detoxifying from addictive substances and preparing for a new and empowering way of life in recovery.
How Do We Help You Prepare for Treatment?
Going into substance abuse treatment is not easy and deserves maximum support. The primary focus of detox is to physically rid the body of the drugs of abuse, and once that is done the real work of recovering begins. At Beach City we help our clients prepare for residential treatment and long term recovery.
Throughout the detox process, we’ll provide around-the-clock care to ensure that you’re safe, above all else—and that your detox is complete. As the detox is nearing completion, we will work with you to decide where and how to continue your recovery—perhaps in a local sober living facility or a residential treatment center.
Amenities We Offer
We’re certainly proud of our strong clinical component, but it’s also important to note that Beach City Detox in California provides a truly comfortable, tranquil place for men to focus on their health and recovery. Ours is a quiet, peaceful beachfront location, and the rooms we provide are have well-appointed amenities like comfortable furniture, televisions, impeccable bathroom and kitchen areas, and more. We provide nutritious meal services to all clients. From experience we know how important it is to feel good about where you are while you are detoxifying and and replenishing your strength for the road to recovery that lies ahead.
Why is Detox Important?
Detox is important for these reasons:
- Halting the intake of addictive chemicals completely leads to vastly superior outcomes than tapering down.
- If you continue to influence your body and mind by quitting gradually or replacing one substance with another, the influence of the addiction will make it all but impossible to seriously pursue a life of recovery.
- Detoxification provides a safe setting for the chemicals to be purged from your system
- While in detox, our caring staff will help create a foundation for long-term recovery
Substances We Provide Detox For
All of our clients are different, and as such we tailor our approach to meet their needs. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to detox; our substance abuse rehabilitation programs encompass a range of different practices and solutions. Some specific forms of drug detox program we offer include:
Alcohol Detoxification: Alcohol dependence causes both physical and psychological symptoms. Withdrawals can be severe and even fatal if the abuse is acute enough. Alcohol detoxification lessens the harsh effects of withdrawal and sets the stage for long term abstinence. Here are some of the processes that are followed as part of an alcohol detoxification regimen:
- Thorough medical screening to gauge the severity and length of the addiction
- Observation of blood pressure, body temperature, and pupil dilation
- Correction and monitoring of diet and nutrition
- Focus on providing comfort and hydration to make the process as safe and comfortable as possible
For those who struggle with alcoholism, we provide the critical first step toward long-lasting sobriety.
Benzodiazepine Detoxification: “Benzos” (like Xanax) are commonly used to treat anxiety. Benzos can become incredibly addictive over time. Benzo withdrawal is potentially fatal and will present the following symptoms:
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Major depression
- Fear of lost social functioning
We offer complete benzodiazepine clinical detoxification as part of our drug treatment program. Our residential treatment program, which can begin after detoxification is complete, includes cognitive/behavioral therapy, group therapy, and a 12-step component. All of this is facilitated in an environment that is designed to foster physical, mental and spiritual health.
Heroin & Opiate Detoxification: Heroin and opiate drugs like OxyContin, oxycodone, and fentanyl have basically the same chemical makeup. These substances are so widespread that our nation is going through a full-blown health crisis. Long-term use will decrease the body’s natural ability to produce pleasurable sensations and control pain. This is why opioid substances are so mentally and physically addictive.
Heroin and opiate addiction and withdrawal will pose these symptoms:
- Extreme Cravings
- Dry mouth
- Sudden changes in mood or behavior
- A “droopy” appearance, as if extremities are heavy
- Lying and other forms of deceptive behavior
- An increase in time spent sleeping
- Negligence of work, family, or school responsibilities
- Shortness of breath
Detoxification from opioids will start with an assessment so that we can determine how long you have been taking heroin (or opiates), how frequently, and how much you have been using. Then we will decide what type of detoxification is best suited to your needs
Methadone Detoxification: Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Methadone is prescribed as a safer alternative to opiates (like heroin), but it is also very addictive as well.
Methadone withdrawal symptoms include:
- Sleeping disruptions
- Difficult, labored breathing
- Muscle pain, cramps, or spasms
Constant monitoring is provided during a methadone detox and medication is frequently prescribed to assist with the withdrawals that occur while the body is ridding itself of the chemicals.
Suboxone Detoxification: Suboxone (the most common brand name for buprenorphine and naloxone), is a medication that is given as an opiate replacement which reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. Just like methadone, Suboxone’s effects can be very helpful, but it is very addictive as well.
Addiction to Suboxone would cause these symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Muscle aches
- Insomnia and sleeplessness
Withdrawals from Suboxone will include:
- Chills and cold sweats
Our Suboxone detoxification program will limit these symptoms as best we can and also provide close supervision.
What Happens During Detox?
During detox, our staff will monitor your progress closely and help to manage these expected symptoms:
- Increased sensitivity to pain
- Violent mood swings
- Chills and sweats
- Nausea and vomiting
This is only a partial list, and every symptom’s occurrence and severity will vary from one drug to another. Withdrawal can last from days to weeks, depending on the drugs abused (and amounts and length of abuse).
Why Admit To a Detox Program?
Addiction is a complex illness, and trying to quit on your own may be more difficult than you initially thought. Furthermore, detoxification is potentially dangerous and often accompanies many physical and mental problems along the way. During detox, withdrawal symptoms will be present and will cause discomfort and cravings. Since everyone’s body responds differently and every drug has specific symptoms and dangers, getting the help of medical professionals at a center like ours is the best course of action to begin your journey towards complete cessation.
What Happens After Detox?
We’ve noted that going through alcohol and drug detox program is the critical first step on the road to recovery—but what happens afterward? Detox helps you to reach physical stabilization, but a healthy psychological balance is important as well. After detox, remaining on track and drug-free is the next priority. We provide residential addiction treatment and work with some of the top addiction care providers in the Southern California area. We consult with each of our clients individually to help them figure out their next step. Ultimately, we want to help each client receive a full continuum of care that includes residential treatment and ongoing clinical support.
Seek Help for Your Addiction
Simply put, detox can be the beginning of a new way of life. Whether you’re struggling with addiction or you have a family member who is, we invite you to learn more about pursuing detox and recovery. Start that potentially life-saving conversation today. Reach out to the qualified and compassionate detox specialists here at Beach City Detox California by calling us at (877)228-2401.