Orange County Drug and Alcohol Detox
Today, millions of Americans struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
For most of us, that means it’s unsafe to quit those substances on our own. Going “cold turkey” can mean dangerous complications, seizures, and extended periods of illness. In addition, without following that treatment up with therapy to reduce the chances of relapse, quitting on your own is dangerous. Even short periods without drugs or alcohol can decrease tolerance, meaning you’re more likely to overdose if you relapse. Getting medical support, therapy, and treatment to help you stay safe as you quit drugs and alcohol.
Sober Solutions is a Southern California-based drug detox and rehab center. Our Orange County drug and alcohol detox clinic is fully equipped with everything you need to detox safely, with comfort and dignity.
Detox is always the first step to getting clean and at Sober Solutions
We provide the medical care, medication, and ongoing support you need. Our hands-on approach, compassionate staff, and home-like environment are here for you.
What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?
Detoxification is quite simply the process of controlling the withdrawal process using medication, medical monitoring, and ongoing support.
That always entails support from registered nurses, an on-staff doctor, and the option to receive prescription medication.
It may also include steps as simple as monitoring your sleep and liquid intake to ensure you don’t dehydrate to more complex treatment like taking direct action in case you start to develop complications like delirium tremens.
Sober Solutions is also fully equipped to offer medication to ease withdrawal symptoms, including Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Naloxone, and benzodiazepines. However, our resident physician will recommend these based on individual patients and their health.
Detox necessitates medical monitoring
Therefore, we offer medically supervised drug and alcohol detox at our Southern California facility in Orange County. Here, you’ll meet with staff, receive hands-on care, and work with peers as you begin to start therapy and counseling.
The Detox Process at Sober Solutions
If you attend our Orange County drug and alcohol detox program, we’ll start by customizing the program to your needs. This means that your specific treatment may not exactly map to the following. However, it should roughly include:
In most cases, withdrawal symptoms start within about 12 hours of your final dose and normally escalate over the first 3-4 days, and then taper off over 1-2 weeks. That changes based on the drug or alcohol you’re using.
For example, most people will experience withdrawal symptoms for:
1-2 weeks withdrawing from alcohol
7-9 days withdrawing from opioids or up to 2 weeks if you’re using slow-release painkillers
4-30 days for benzodiazepines like valium or Xanax
4-7 days for marijuana
7-14 days for amphetamines
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You’ll have full medical monitoring for the extent of your stay in our Orange County facility.
That means having doctors, registered nurses, and counselors on-hand to check up on you, to ensure you’re staying healthy, and to assess your physical, emotional, and mental state as it evolves throughout detox. From there, we’ll take action to help you stabilize to stay comfortable, and to get the help you need to stay healthy.
Ongoing care may also include a maintenance program to reduce symptoms. In this case, you may take medication for the full duration of your stay with Sober Solutions. In addition, you’ll likely also already start counseling and therapy while in detox, so you can better handle the emotional ups and downs of detox.
While symptoms will vary, most people experience withdrawal as a sort of intense cold or flu.
However, the intensity and type of symptoms will vary based on what you take and for how long. In addition, if you have a medication-assisted program, you may not experience withdrawal symptoms at all. No matter what you’re taking, we’ll take steps to mitigate the worst symptoms so you can recover in comfort. We’ll also ensure you have both emotional and psychological support on hand to ensure you don’t experience too much anxiety or trauma during withdrawal.
Anxiety or panic attacks
Nausea or vomiting
Concentration and memory issues
Nightmares or disturbed sleep
In most cases, the severity of symptoms will depend on how much you used and how often. If you have a light pattern of use, most withdrawal symptoms should be relatively mild. Still, it’s important that you have medical monitoring in place to ensure you don’t experience dangerous side effects like dehydration, grand mal seizures, etc.
What Can You Detox from at Sober Solutions?
Sober Solutions has a fully equipped clinic and clinical staff.
This means we can assist with detoxing from almost any substance. Our approach uses a combination of pharmacological and therapy strategies for detoxification, which allows us to support the widest range of treatment and recovery.
Alcohol detox begins within 2-12 hours of your final drink and escalates over the first four days, before tapering off over the next two weeks. Here, almost 1 in 10 patients is at risk of developing severe complications like delirium tremens without treatment, making it extremely important that you do seek out medical care for detox. Here, you may also receive medication to reduce or avoid withdrawal symptoms, medication to prevent you from drinking again, and medication to reduce the impact of seizures. However, in every case, medication is assigned on a per-person basis.
Whether you’re addicted to prescription amphetamines like Ritalin or methamphetamines, you can normally expect the withdrawal process to take up to two weeks. Here, you may need medication to reduce the severity of anxiety and paranoia but will rarely need physical support. For this reason, we ensure you have counseling and emotional support available to help you manage spikes in paranoia and anxiety so you stay as comfortable as possible.
Opioids include pain pills as well as street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. In every case, detoxing from them is normally akin to having a severe cold or flu. Here, we’ll monitor your liquids, make sure you’re comfortable, and check up on you to ensure complications don’t develop. We may also provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), where you’ll receive Suboxone, Buprenorphine, or Methadone to prevent withdrawal and to prevent relapse. However, these programs are not always available, especially to out-of-state patients with the intent of a short stay.
If you’re addicted to Valium, Xanax, or another benzodiazepine, getting off them can be tricky. Often, you’ll need a tapering schedule or medication to manage and reduce the severity of seizures and tremors. Here, we make recommendations based on the individual, their usage patterns, and withdrawal symptoms to ensure you stay safe throughout the process.
Do I Need Drug and Alcohol Detox?
If you’re wondering if you or your loved one needs drug and alcohol detox, the answer is usually simple.
If you experience strong withdrawal symptoms on trying to quit the substance, are using a substance that have a strong overdose profile or have tried and failed to quit in the past. Detox is designed to help you stay safe and comfortable during withdrawal. When followed up with therapy and drug addiction treatment, it can also help you to avoid relapse.
That means detox is the right choice if you’re either concerned about the symptoms, have relapsed in the past, or symptoms are actually dangerous. For example, withdrawal symptoms for benzodiazepines and alcohol can be extremely dangerous without medical support. Withdrawing from amphetamines can also be dangerous, especially in terms of mental health side effects and trauma. And, even “easy” to withdraw from drugs like opioids can cause life-threatening symptoms like dehydration.
What do you get from Drug and Alcohol Detox at Sober Solutions?
If you attend our Orange County detox center, you’ll receive the full benefits of 24/7 support from a staff of trained, licensed, and compassionate medical staff.
Our goal is to keep you comfortable and safe as you move through detox, adjusting your detox program to meet your needs. Plus, with a location in sunny Southern California, you’ll be able to relax, enjoy the view, and focus on recovery. After detox, you can move into our drug rehab, alcohol rehab, or dual diagnosis programs. Here we provide world class care with inpatient and outpatient treatment options.
Therapy and counseling in detox to prevent relapse
24/7 medical monitoring to prevent complications
Assessments to track progress and update your detox program
Comfort during detox
The option to meet peers
Full emotional support and counseling during detox
If you’re ready to start your recovery journey, Sober Solutions is here to help. Our Orange County detox center is ready to help you through the process of withdrawal, so you can recover comfortably and safely. Contact us to get started and we’ll help you check timelines, admission date, and insurance data, so you can start your recovery journey stress free.