Costa Mesa Detox
Detox Facility in Costa Mesa, California
Detox Treatment in Costa Mesa
Detox is the first step in the process of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The Duck House Recovery in Costa Mesa is a certified addiction treatment facility offering medically assisted detox programs where each patient is closely monitored by our staff of addiction treatment professionals.
Our drug and alcohol detox programs are designed by expert medical staff to gradually and safely reduce, and eventually eliminate, physical dependency on drugs and alcohol in our clients. We offer confidential detox treatments and counseling services that are customized to each patient for substance use and addiction in a residential setting, where our patients can feel safe and cared for.
A successful detox does not provide a cure from addiction. Addiction treatment, combined with behavioral therapy and continued counseling, has been proven to be necessary for lasting recovery from addiction. We provide 24-hour monitoring and supervision while the patient undergoes withdrawal and detoxification until they achieve stability.
In addition to providing the patient with full support through the difficult withdrawal process, our staff of doctors and counselors set goals to help prepare the patient physically and mentally. We lay the groundwork needed to take the next steps in their recovery.
Don’t Detox at Home
There is an alarming increase in drug and alcohol detox kits being made available for home use. These kits claim to help you through the complicated detox process on your own while at home. However, they are strongly discouraged by an overwhelming majority of the medical industry.
While the kits expose mild to severe withdrawal symptoms, some of the symptoms can be life-threatening, and should be performed under the supervision of doctors and addiction specialists so that any complications that arise can be professionally treated right away.
How Important is a Medical Detox?
The process of safely removing existing drugs or alcohol from a patient’s system is the first significant step when an individual is beginning treatment for their addiction.
Many drugs can remain in the body’s system for days, even weeks, after the last dose was taken. Detox programs are typically very uncomfortable, mostly due to the various side-effects and symptoms that are experienced during this period.
Withdrawal symptoms are common when going through the detox process. The severity of these symptoms can vary depending on the extent of the addiction and for how long a person has been abusing the drug. These unpleasant symptoms continue until the patient’s system is stabilized. There are many cases where these withdrawal symptoms can prove to be dangerous, such as a seizure or a stroke, which are unfortunately more common than you might think.
The Duck House drug and alcohol detox program in Costa Mesa requires our clients to be under 24/7 care of a licensed medical professional during the detox process. Being monitored by a credentialed addiction specialist can reduce or even eliminate many of the symptoms of alcohol and drug withdrawal by addressing them in their early stages. Our medical detox program is also able to use medications and other available resources in-house to avoid future complications.
How Long Do Detox Programs Last?
The typical answer to this question is simply that the detox process will last as long as the withdrawal symptoms persist. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, this time is also measured by how long it takes for the individual to mentally and physically stabilize.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
There may be cases where antidepressant medications or antipsychotics are necessary if there are co-occurring issues of depression or other disorders affecting the mental health of the patient. Depression is commonly seen in individuals who are addicted to stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamines, and opioids such as heroin or prescription painkillers. We find that antidepressants and antipsychotics can be beneficial in treating patients with mental health issues, and are prescribed as necessary.
We assess and review each patient’s plan on an ongoing basis to provide effective medications and treatment services, including support for mental health issues and social support. This ensures that the treatment plan is adjusted based on the patient’s response and needs.
Detox process is difficult, and can be an intense experience for some. It is common for addiction patients to relapse, or quit treatment on the first try. However, with a range of treatment offerings and support, we can help our patients understand their addiction and work with them to come up with a plan for their detox treatment. Our certified professionals also offer behavioral therapy and counseling to provide the skills and coping techniques for our patients to continue their recovery process after treatment.
What Happens After Detox?
After completing a detox program successfully, our patients are offered follow-up treatments or out-patient programs such as cognitive and behavioral therapy as needed. Post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) are common after completing a detox program, and may include symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, heightened sleepiness, higher irritability levels, insomnia and reduced concentration. At Duck House Recovery we offer a range of outpatient services as well as group support programs to help our patients develop skills and techniques to cope with life after recovery.