Drug and Alcohol Detox
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Now, more than ever, our friends, family, and loved ones need medical help for drug and alcohol abuse.
In fact, in 2020, 40.3 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder, our friends, family, and loved ones need that help. Drug and alcohol detox is the first step to getting clean and the first step of treatment.
At Ocean Ridge Recovery we offer full support for detox for patients with any level of clinical care needed. Our hands-on approach means every patient receives the individual care, personal detox program, and medical support needed. Plus, with a staff consisting of licensed and certified nurses, counselors, physicians, and clinicians, we have the expertise to move every patient through detox safely, comfortably, and with dignity.
What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?
Drug and alcohol detox is the process of medically monitoring and controlling withdrawal from a substance. It must be undertaken in a clinical setting, with support from nurses and a doctor, and with monitoring to ensure that everything goes well.
At Ocean Ridge, this process starts when patients walk into our clinic. The idyllic setting, tucked away behind trees and nature, is secluded and private, giving our guests the comfort they need to move through the first steps of their recovery journey in peace. The program itself is individually tailored to the guest, with a multi-faceted team consisting of a physician, psychiatrist, therapist, counselors, and licensed nurses on hand.
We also use medication assisted treatment during the detox process, offering prescription medication where needed to reduce symptoms of withdrawal, to ease discomfort, and to ensure that you or your loved one can move through detox as safely and as comfortably as possible.
What is Detox Like at Ocean Ridge?
When you first contact Ocean Ridge, during our admissions process we’ll ask you the basic questions about insurance, your medical history, and medical health. When you’re ready to come into treatment, we’ll arrange transportation, so you can get here safely and comfortably. Our residential detox center means you receive care in a private and luxurious setting, with all the comforts of home.
Once you arrive, we’ll check you into the detox clinic. You’ll go through medical assessment where we look at your physical and mental health. This may include a toxicology or pharmacology test to assess if we can give you medication and when. Then, we’ll introduce you to your rooms. While you will be asked to bring some supplies, Ocean Ridge covers food, entertainment, and amenities during your stay.
You’ll normally start going into withdrawal within a few hours after your final dose of drugs or alcohol. If that happened shortly before arrival, you’ll start to experience symptoms while here. If you’re already experiencing symptoms, we’ll prioritize medication so you can get comfortable. Normally, we’ll create a custom detox program around you, your mental health, the substance being used and how long you’ve been using it, as well as other factors like physical health.
Ocean Ridge Recovery uses medical support and monitoring during detox, to ensure you can detox safely. However, you’ll start to experience withdrawal symptoms within a few hours to within a few days of your last usage. Then, those symptoms will last anywhere from a few days to 30+ days, depending on the substance, how long you’ve been using, and your physical health.
For example, we normally see the following withdrawal timelines:
Opioids (Prescription pain pills/ Heroin)
Long-acting opioids (E.g., Controlled Release Oxycodone)
During that time, most people will experience a range of symptoms, which are usually very similar to having a cold or flu. Often, they will be accompanied by psychological symptoms including anxiety, paranoia, and emotional ups and downs.
Cold and flu symptoms (muscle pain, general malaise, runny nose, cough)
Low Mood or Depression
Insomnia or Hypersomnia
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Stomach pain or cramping
Symptoms can range from very light to extremely severe. Here, it’s especially important that you have medical monitoring to prevent dehydration, to react in case you go into seizures, and to ensure you have the medication to minimize those symptoms if they start to get severe.
You’ll have a treatment team consisting of nurses, a therapist, and counselors to check up on you at every point from when you enter our detox clinic to when you leave it. Our staff care and they want you to be comfortable. That means looking at your physical, emotional, and psychological state and working to ensure you have the care you need to reduce the traumatic effects of withdrawal.
Detox is about starting medical treatment with support for withdrawal. That means offering medication to reduce symptoms. However, it also means beginning therapy and counseling to ensure you get the psychological and emotional support you need to make it through.
Types of Detox at Ocean Ridge Recovery
Ocean Ridge Recovery offers alcohol and drug detox programs, built around substances including alcohol, benzodiazepines, prescription opioids, amphetamines, and illicit opioids like heroin. For most of this, we use a medication assisted treatment program (MAT), allowing patients to move through the withdrawal process with a minimum of discomfort and risk. Our MAT programs are offered on an individual basis, depending on the individual, their substance abuse, and their physical and mental health. In some cases, we may prefer to use a medication-free approach – however, we will still offer 24/7 monitoring and support, ongoing assessment, and interventions in case symptoms cause too much discomfort.
Alcohol withdrawal normally starts within a few hours of your last drink and lasts up to 14 days after you quit. Here, it’s extremely important that you get medical monitoring, both to prevent discomfort and dehydration, but also to reduce the risk of developing major complications. At Ocean Ridge, we use medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms, preventing life-threatening seizures and delirium tremens.
Benzodiazepines require special care and management to detox from, even if you’re using them for a prescription only. The clinicians at Ocean Recovery can help to manage withdrawal symptoms, can build a tapering schedule, and can help to ensure you stay healthy and comfortable throughout that tapering. Ocean Ridge Recovery offers a custom benzodiazepine detox program designed to help you get off of the drug, whether you’re struggling with addiction or are facing severe physical withdrawal.m tremens.
Opioid Pain Pills / Heroin Detox
Detoxing from opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Vicodin, hydrocodone, morphine, and oxycodone and others requires medical monitoring. In most cases, you’ll also receive buprenorphine or a similar medication to ease symptoms and cravings, allowing you to build the behaviors to avoid those drugs without having to deal with cravings. In most cases, MAT programs for opioids will last well into aftercare, giving you time to heal.
Ocean Ridge Recovery offers amphetamine detox programs for prescription amphetamines as well as methamphetamines. These programs include medication assistance to reduce symptoms as well as significant psychological support to help users combat withdrawal symptoms which can include significant depression, anxiety, aggression, and emotional blunting.rcare, giving you time to heal.
In most cases, we can design a detox program around your specific medical and mental health needs – meaning we can support detox for most drugs
Who Needs Drug and Alcohol Detox?
If you or a loved one is struggling with physical dependence to a substance, detox can help. If you visit our South California detox center, we’ll offer a safe, home-like clinical setting, where you can go through withdrawal in comfort and dignity.
Our combination of 24/7 medical monitoring, caring staff, and medical support mean that you’ll navigate withdrawal with few of the risks.
That’s important because detox can be traumatic, painful, and life-threatening. Even common symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting can cause life-threatening dehydration. Withdrawal symptoms also often include seizures and tremors, which can cause significant muscle damage and pain if not properly treated. Ensuring you have the right medical support during detox ensures you stay safe.
Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Detox
Ocean Ridge Recovery uses personalized detox schedules and plans to ensure that every individual in our care receives the best possible treatment. Our hands-on approach, personalized treatment plans, and comfortable residential treatment location offer a safe, comfortable, and beautiful place to recover.
Recovery in comfort, without potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms
Receive emotional support from staff
Interact with peers throughout the process
Start therapy and treatment right away to accelerate the pace of your recovery
24/7 medical monitoring to ensure you stay fit
Assessments and testing to ensure program fit
Luxurious rooms complete with meals and amenities
Privacy in our beautiful South California detox center
Getting Started at Ocean Ridge Recovery
If you’re ready to start treatment or to get help with detox, we’re here to help. Our admissions process is simple. Call us at (949) 324-1828 to get started.
You can also check your insurance to ensure they work with us, although we work with all major insurance companies. From there, we’ll ask you to complete the intake assessment and possibly toxicology tests depending on your health.
From there, we’ll arrange transportation to our center, so you can rest assured knowing you’ll arrive safely. In some cases, we can have you in treatment as little as 24 hours after your first contact.
Millions of Americans struggle with drugs and alcohol, getting help allows you to recover from that safely and without taking on extra mental and physical health risks. At Ocean Ridge Recovery, we know that detox is the first step of a much longer journey. That’s why we offer full support and therapy starting in detox with the options for drug rehab and alcohol rehab. This can be followed by long-term aftercare, so you have everything you need to recover.
If you want to know more, call us at (949) 324-1828.
From day 1, I knew this was the right choice for me. I was really unsure how I felt about getting help. I couldn’t of asked for a more amazing journey, and the Ocean Ridge staff helped me during my worst moments.– Martin G .