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Drug & Alcohol Detox in Orange County

Orange County has its share of drug and alcohol abuse, much like the rest of California. In fact, almost 6,000 people are admitted to hospitals each year in Orange County due to drug overdoses and poisonings, with more than 700 of these individuals dying from substance abuse.

The first step after deciding to seek help for addiction is to safely remove the substance from your system. In most cases, this involves an uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous, detox process. It’s important to undergo detox under the supervision of experts due to the complications that could arise.

Orange County addiction detox lowers the risk of relapse. This is because the addicted individual won’t have the option of using again to mitigate the symptoms of withdrawal.  Detoxing at home can be dangerous and frightening. Withdrawal symptoms don’t just affect a person’s body, but their mind as well. 

If left to their own devices a person withdrawing from drugs or alcohol may become incredibly anxious. They could suffer from delusions that make them a threat to themselves or others. Miramar Recovery helps our patients attain a sober body and mind.

How Long Does Detox Last?

The Orange County detoxification process can take anywhere from 3 to 10 days. This can depend on several factors:

  • How much the patient has been drinking or using
  • How often, or how long, the patient has been drinking or using
  • A patient’s state of mind, or severity of psychological symptoms
  • The particular drug, or mix of drugs, that people were using and reliant on

The detoxification process will end once the individual is comfortable and safe enough to move on to the next stage of recovery without chemical dependence.

Our Orange County Detox Program

At Miramar Recovery, we understand the importance of the detox process from drugs and alcohol. It is our goal to help you through that process as safely and as comfortably as possible. Our detox facilities in Newport Beach and Laguna Hills are capable of handling anything that may arise during addiction detox.

Miramar’s clinical staff has years of experience in helping people deal with the uncertainty of the withdrawal process. With this experience comes the expertise of knowing how different drugs can interact and what to expect during the detox process.

What is medical detox?

During the medical detoxification process, our clients are supported comprehensively. This means 24/7 care, psychiatric evaluations, and constant supervision.

Our expert detox team will:

  • Medically manage any co-existing medical or emotional disorders
  • Reduce physical discomfort tied to withdrawal
  • Manage and eliminate medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms
  • Develop a long-term personalized treatment plan to support and teach patients skills needed to abstain from drugs and alcohol

Miramar specializes in providing the utmost comfort for those who wish to complete their detox in a safe, secure setting. Our facility provides compassion, expertise, and individual attention. We ensure that the first step in your recovery is one of ease and success.

We know that each person’s journey is unique and will have specific needs to accomplish a successful recovery. Our promise to you is to support you and give constant support throughout the detox process. While difficult, you will be able to achieve the desired result of removing all harmful substances from your body.

You will be in complete safety with our specialized clinicians and made as comfortable as possible through this difficult process.

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Withdrawal From Alcohol

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is a growing condition, with over 30 million adults reporting binge drinking at least once a week. According to the NIAAA, it is estimated that 88,000 people die annually from alcohol-related causes. This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

Detoxing from alcohol is more dangerous than many people believe. An unsupervised detox from alcohol has the potential to be life-threatening. The symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol can lead to many complications in both psychiatric and physical realms.

Symptoms can include:

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Delusions
  • Seizures
  • Possibly even death.

This is why supervised Orange County detox is so important.

When someone is physically dependent on alcohol, every organ in their body becomes accustomed to the substance being in their system. So, when alcohol is taken away, the body begins experiencing a “shock”. In order to achieve a successful transition, it is imperative to have experienced professionals.

Phases of Medical Detox

1. Evaluation: each patient will receive a full physical and psychological screening to help determine your treatment plan, beginning with the detox process and culminating in a life free from drug and alcohol addiction. Typically, your medical detox team will outline your further post-detox treatment.
2. Stabilization: after becoming substance-free, patients will a customized treatment plan based on the substance they once abused, how long they abused it, and other factors. Family members and your significant other will be invited to participate in the treatment process along with our physicians and support staff.
3. Education: as you prep for the next stages of treatment, you will reap the benefit of our team’s many years of clinical experience in dealing with addiction. Our team will discuss with you whether a residential treatment process should continue at this point or whether you would be better served receiving care on an outpatient basis.

Withdrawal From Drugs

Withdrawal from drugs can prove just as frightening as withdrawal from alcohol. After repeated use, illicit substances and prescription medications wreak havoc on a person’s body. When someone stops using the drugs that they have become dependent upon it is vital that they have appropriate supervision.

Miramar provides a drug detox from opioids, amphetamines, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, stimulants, barbiturates, and other prescription medications

Depending on the type of drug that someone is detoxing from, they may experience a wide range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, medication-assisted treatment may be necessary in order to safely overcome the symptoms of withdrawal. 

Our psychiatrists can prescribe medications that can ease you off of harder drugs without the temptation of relapse or abuse. This will help you to focus on your recovery efforts and encourage long term rehabilitation.

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Safely Treating Alcohol And Drug Withdrawal

We utilize a combination of medications and other therapeutic practices to safely treat those with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. We can ensure that our patients are able to cope with them appropriately. These medications prevent dangerous physical reactions that occur during alcohol withdrawal, especially seizures and hallucinations.

Of course, treating the psychological symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is also essential. For this reason, the staff at our Newport detox center are available 24/7 for clients who are experiencing symptoms of withdrawal.

Therapists are available for those experiencing distressing psychological symptoms. Our psychiatrists are available to treat any underlying mental illnesses that may exist with someone’s substance abuse disorder.

At Miramar, your safety and comfort are one of our greatest priorities. Which is why we value our addiction detoxification program so highly. When getting started with substance abuse treatment you need a clean slate to truly address the issues that started the addiction.

Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms

The emphasis of the detox process is establishing recovery while managing withdrawal symptoms safely and effectively. Once someone has finished with the detox process, post-acute withdrawal symptoms can remain. These symptoms can last for several months or even more in some cases.

These are some of the symptoms of post-acute withdrawal:

  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness/lethargy
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia or the ability to sleep adequately
  • Decreased concentration

The Miramar Difference

Miramar strives to make sure that no one’s Orange County detox process is done alone or in dangerous conditions. We assess each client for their unique symptoms and prescribe individual treatment plans for each personal situation.

Our Newport Beach addiction treatment center provides care according to each client’s needs. This includes the education, stabilization, and continual supervision necessary to help someone in the beginning stages of their recovery from addiction.

Detox alone is insufficient to create lasting change in your life. The next step is rehabilitation which is critical in maintaining an effective recovery.

Remember, asking for help isn’t necessarily an easy task for everyone. If you choose to reach out for help with an addiction, commend yourself for your bravery. If you or a loved one needs addiction treatment, reach out to our admissions representatives at Miramar. We will help you begin the process of recovery from addiction and/or alcoholism today.

Call Miramar Recovery today at (949) 691-5036 to begin your journey out of addiction.

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