Costa Mesa Detox
Detox Facility in Costa Mesa, California
Our Costa Mesa Detox
Detox is the first step in the process of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Certified addiction treatment facilities like Duck House Recovery in Costa Mesa offer these 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 our expert medical staff to gradually and safely reduce and eventually eliminating the physical dependency on drugs and alcohol in our clients. This includes the delicate process of ridding the body of the toxic, addictive substance. Detox treatments for an individual with addiction are done in our residential treatment setting where it can be done safely and effectively.
A successful detox does not provide a cure from addiction. Addiction treatment, coupled with behavioral therapy and continued counseling, has been proven to be necessary for lasting recovery from addiction.
In addition to providing the patient with full support through the brutal 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
Drug and alcohol detox kits may claim that they intend to help you through this complicated process on your own while at home. However, they are strongly discouraged by an overwhelming majority of the medical industry for many reasons.
Unfortunately, there is a continually growing number of those kits on the market that have shown to be ineffective. The most critical reason why these kits are frowned upon is that the detox process typically exposes various mild to severe withdrawal symptoms.
Many severe withdrawal symptoms can even be life-threatening, so it really should be a priority for those seeking detox treatment to do so under the supervision of doctors and addiction specialists so that any complications that arise can be professionally treated the right way.
How Important is a Medical Detox?
The process of safely removing the existing drugs or alcohol from a person’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 body gets back to not having the unwanted substance in their system anymore. There are many cases where these withdrawal symptoms can prove to be very dangerous. A Seizure or a stroke are among the possible withdrawal symptoms that, unfortunately, are more common than you might think.
Our Costa Mesa drug and alcohol detox program requires our clients to be under the round-the-clock care of a licensed medical professional during the detox process. Being monitored by a credentialed addiction specialist can 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 readily available resources to avoid future health 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 are regular cases where antidepressant medications or antipsychotics may even be necessary if there are co-occurring issues of depression or other disorder that is 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. Those people suffering from psychiatric issues could find that antidepressants are beneficial or that antipsychotics would help to stabilize them mentally.
By performing a full assessment or each patient, the information is used to help when finding a stable dosage of these medications. Doing this will also help to prepare the patient for the beginning stages of the process of working through the other issues that could be what is driving and making their addiction issues worse.
It is essential to realize that not every patient who participates in a detox program will complete it on the first try. The cases where multiple attempts are made before completing a detox program are actually fairly common. Addiction is known to be defined by relapse and is also chronic by nature. There is always hope even when relapse seems to get the better of you time and time again. The only way to create lasting change is to keep trying and by never giving up.
What Happens After Detox?
After completing a detox program successfully, the individual in the program will still need to go through other treatments to achieve his or her recovery. There are different therapy and group support programs that we offer at Duck House Recovery and are usually necessary to help the patient develop skills and techniques of dealing with the problematic scenarios and temptations without resorting back to drug use. These therapeutic practices and professional support can be accomplished through our residential treatment facility or through our outpatient treatment services.
Once someone has finished with the detox process, post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) can remain and prove to be troublesome. These symptoms can last for up to several months and have been seen to last even longer. Some of these symptoms of post-acute withdrawal that are more commonly seen include:
- Mood Swings
- Heightened sleepiness
- Raised irritability levels
- Concentration abilities decreased