Addiction to drugs or alcohol is serious, and today we have a much better understanding of how addiction and physical dependency alter a person’s brain. Addiction can create havoc in a person’s life, wrecking relationships, ruining careers, and destroying financial, physical, and emotional well-being.
Detox is the process of eliminating any remaining drugs or alcohol from the body. Clinical supervision during a medical detox program is important to minimizing risk, monitoring health, and following a systematic withdrawal plan. Depending on the nature of the addiction, safe detoxification from substances may mean slow tapering with assistive detox medications.
Depending on the severity of the addiction, detox treatment may be the first step, which helps clear the body of the substance. It’s critical for a person undergoing detox to be supervised by trained personnel since detoxing from certain substances can produce painful and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. For example, alcohol detoxification can lead to shaking, high blood pressure, and an increased heart rate, which can be dangerous if not monitored and managed.
Adelante Recovery Center offers medical detox services at our Newport Beach alcohol and drug detox centers. Our trained medical staff provides round-the-clock care to ensure clients detox safely and comfortably. Based on a person’s needs, we use special medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
How long the detox process takes will depend on the severity and type of addiction and the person’s medical history. Alcohol, cocaine and crack, heroin and other opiates, and certain prescription drugs are the most common substances requiring detox. Adelante uses the latest evidence-based approaches to help clients safely detox and manage withdrawal symptoms.
The first big hurdle in the recovery process is overcoming the addiction itself. Drug detox ends the cycle of substance abuse, allowing individuals to start fresh with a stronger body and clearer mind. After medical detoxification frees them from their drug or alcohol use disorder, they can willingly transition into a treatment program with evidence-based therapeutic modalities.
Here’s what you can expect from medically assisted detox at our Orange County treatment center:
The detox process typically includes the following three steps:
Evaluation: This includes testing to determine which substances a person is using and how much of the substance is in their blood. The evaluation process also includes screening for co-occurring physical and mental health conditions. This evaluation helps the treatment team determine what care a person needs and how to proceed.
Detoxification/Stabilization: This includes the medical and social components of the detoxification and withdrawal process. The goal is to get as much of the substance(s) as possible out of the client’s body and ensure they are medically stabilized. The clinical team may use medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and ensure safe, comfortable detox.
Preparing for Ongoing Treatment: Many, if not most, clients with serious addictions will need ongoing treatment, such as time in a residential treatment program, to address the psychological, behavioral, and social components of addiction. During the detox process, we will prepare clients for ongoing treatment and set expectations
Medically supervised detox is appropriate for people with severe addictions or physical dependency, and those who have tried to quit on their own unsuccessfully.
Drugs cause neurological changes in the brain. With repeated use at high dosages, a person’s brain becomes reliant on the active ingredient(s) in the drug to produce a release of neurotransmitters. This causes the brain to produce fewer neurotransmitters on its own.
Part of the detoxification and early recovery process involves learning to cope with a minimal number of vital neurotransmitters until the brain heals and relearns to produce its own. It can be a difficult process, which is why it’s so important to have the right support.
Detox addresses the physiological component of addiction. But most people will still need help with the psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of addiction. This is where residential addiction treatment comes in.
Residential treatment combines individual counseling and group therapy, therapeutic tools which have been shown again and again to effectively help people identify the root cause of their addiction. Often, but not always, addiction is related to prior trauma or stress.
Adelante Recovery Center embraces the 12-step program, a well-established national social network designed to help people stay sober. Our counselors also use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other therapeutic approaches to give clients the skills and tools they’ll need for long-term sobriety.
Through our medical detox services in Orange County, Southern California, we’re committed to providing a safe supervised medical detox program for every client. Our qualified medical staff and addiction specialists will create a customized drug or alcohol detox plan that fits your personal needs. Medical oversight and tailoring give you the best experience, whether you’re starting substance abuse detox or transitioning into sober living.
Contact us today to learn more about our Newport Beach drug and alcohol detox programs.An experienced admissions specialist is ready to help.
If you or a loved one are in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our professional and friendly addiction specialists are able to answer your questions and get things moving in the right direction.
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