Drug and Alcohol Detox in Orange County

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If you or someone you love is suffering from substance abuse addiction, our Orange County detox can provide you with support, medical help, and a recovery program to give you a fresh start. Whether you are addicted to alcohol, benzodiazepines, pain medication, heroin, or opioids, you must first overcome the physical dependence for that substance before moving into treatment.

At Fresh Start of California, our Orange County detox facility understands each step of detoxication process. To ensure maximum safety and comfort, you will be cared for by our team, staffed with 24-hour nurses and access to an experienced doctor who specializes in treating alcoholism and substance addiction. Our detox facility is located in the heart of Orange County and provides home-like settings, so our clients remain safe and comfortable.

Ready to speak with a member of our team? Call Fresh Start of California today. Our detox in Orange County is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

What is Drug and Alcohol Detoxification?

Drug and alcohol detox is the process of moving passed withdrawal symptoms and physical addiction so that you can move into the process of recovery. Physical dependence occurs after the body adapts to having a drug in the system. The brain then adjusts activity and chemical production to work with the use of the drug, rather than without it. If a person has become physically dependent and they immediately stop using that drug, the person will experience withdrawal symptoms, which can include:

  • Achiness
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the joints
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • And more

Is Drug Detoxification Uncomfortable?

Drug detoxification can be uncomfortable as the body has to adjust to no longer need the drug to perform activities or function. Withdrawal symptoms typically begin less severe and quickly increase to much more severe symptoms that often require medical attention and supervision. Proper medical detoxification can help clients feel more comfortable as their body readjusts and provides a proper way for the person to achieve sobriety.

In most cases, drug and alcohol detox is only the first step to recovery. It is in the best interest of the client to continue treatment with a residential treatment plan to ensure permanent or long-term results.

Types of Detox Offered at Fresh Start of California

Our detox facility in Orange County provides various detox options, but each client receives an individually tailored detoxification plan depending on his or her needs, which is determined through a medical evaluation performed by our medical staff.

Which Drugs Require Detox?

Any drug that creates addiction and chemical dependence will include withdrawal symptoms when the user decides to stop consumption of the substance. Since detox controls withdrawals so the user can safely move toward sobriety, the process is recommended. Below are substances that often require a proper detox program:

Detox for Pain Pills and Opioids

Both opioids and pain medication, which are typically opioid based, are often abused. For some, addiction begins because of an injury that has caused the user to medicate while others’ addictions begin as a result of recreational users. The most common prescription pain pill addictions include the use of:

  • Hydrocodone
  • Vicodin
  • Fentanyl
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Codeine
  • And others

Physical dependence can begin even with prescription use, so breaking physical and chemical dependence will likely include a withdrawal phase. For this reason, medical support is advised when users are trying to stop the use of painkillers. This medically supported detox typically includes tapering off the drug as well as the use of one of the following to reduce symptoms:

  • Methadone treatment
  • Buprenorphine treatment
  • Naltrexone treatment

Pain Pill and Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid withdrawal symptoms often include:

·        Anxiety / Paranoia ·        Nausea and vomiting ·        Insomnia
·        Abdominal cramps ·        Lethargy ·        Tremors
·        Muscle Aches ·        Aggression / Irritability ·        Rapid heartbeat
·        Increased blood    pressure ·        Difficulty concentrating ·        Cravings

Detox for Benzodiazepines / Benzos

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as Benzos, are often prescribed to treat anxiety, seizures, and more. Although many begin the use of such mediation because of prescription, the body becomes physically and chemically dependent rapidly. Below is a list of different benzos:

  • Valium
  • Klonopin
  • Xanax
  • Ativan
  • Librium

Such drugs can cause a user to experience hallucinations, mood swings, delirium, seizures, tremors and psychosis.

While some users can move through the withdrawal process in just days, others, especially those who have been prescribed the drug over a longer course of time, may require months of treatment to stop usage. Generally, tapering off benzos is a lengthy and difficult process that necessitates ongoing therapy and medical support.

Benzodiazepines Withdrawal Symptoms

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms include:

·        Anxiety / Panic ·        Tremors / Seizures ·        Sleep disturbances
·        Irritability ·        Sweating ·        Confusion
·        Nausea / Vomiting ·        Memory problems ·        Difficult concentrating
·        Weight loss ·        Headache ·        Increased blood    pressure

Those who are detoxing from high doses may experience heightened side effects, such as seizures, hallucinations, and psychosis. For this reason, it is critical to receive medical support.

Detox for Heroin

Diamorphine, commonly referred to as heroin, is a drug commonly sold on the street that has gained its popularity for the euphoric high it provides. Unfortunately, because of its wide accessibility, heroin has become one of the most commonly abused substances.

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Heroin withdrawal symptoms include:

·        Anxiety / Paranoia ·        Nausea and vomiting ·        Insomnia
·        Abdominal cramps ·        Lethargy ·        Tremors
·        Muscle Aches ·        Aggression / Irritability ·        Rapid heartbeat
·        Increased blood pressure ·        Difficulty concentrating ·        Cravings

In most cases, withdrawal symptoms begin between 6 and 12 hours and peak between 1 and 3 days. Typically, withdrawals end within week. Although, some will experience Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome even months after final usage.

Alcohol Detoxification

Alcohol detoxification is critical for users who have heavily consumed for a long period of time. Generally, the withdrawal process takes more than a week. In the worst cases, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include delirium tremens and seizures. However, in most cases, withdrawal symptoms include:

·        Anxiety ·        Tremors / Shaking ·        Nausea / Vomiting
·        Headache ·        Sweating ·        Insomnia
·        Hallucinations

Detox for Ritalin, Amphetamine, and Other Stimulants

Stimulant substances are generally abused in places such as clubs and bars. The comedown from such substances typically results in energy depletion and grogginess, typically lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the usage frequency.

Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms

It is critical that users seek medical treatment as withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Aggression and depression
  • Anxiety

Detox for Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, is a type of amphetamine that affects the central nervous system via GABBA brain receptors and dopamine production. Meth withdrawal symptoms generally last for an extensive period of time, making this drug one of the most difficult to detox from. Most users experience severe depression during the withdrawal process, making it absolutely necessary for user to seek medical support during detoxification.

Why is detox so important?

Detoxification is the beginning of an addict’s journey to sobriety, and it is absolutely critical for long-lasting recovery. Addiction is both a physical and psychological disease that needs to be addressed through further treatment after detoxification. After detoxification, the recovery journey typically involves either a residential treatment or an outpatient program which will help facilitate a long-lasting recovery.

How long does detox take?

The detox process can vary depending on the individual. Some move through the process quickly, while others need longer assistance with medication.

Other detoxes tell me exactly how many days detox will take. Why can’t Fresh Start of California?

Every person is different, and we are here to treat the individual. There is no cookie-cutter way to get someone through detox. We believe our success rates are a result of the individualized treatment plans we offer.

What sets our detox process apart from the others?

Our facility is backed by a strong, result-driven clinical component. More importantly, our staff is truly invested in e­ach client’s success so clients and families can rest assured knowing each case is handled with love, compassion, and respect. We strongly believe that any person can move beyond withdrawals with medications, but it is with the help of a truly caring staff that individuals can reap permanent results.

What makes our detox program so successful?

As a smaller facility, we believe our individualized approach is key to our success rate. We provide treatment plans designed specifically to each person. Because many face underlying issues and deal with mental health issues, we offer access to a psychiatrist. If needed, we provide medication interventions as well.

What should clients know about detox?

Clients should be aware that they may not feel 100 percent even with medication assistance. Some people face a more difficult time than others while detoxing from illicit substances. Our goal is to help keep you comfortable and monitor your progress.

Are nurses or doctors standing by to help?

Our Orange County detox program has nurses on site 24/7. Nurses monitor vitals and withdrawal symptoms at all times. Clients also have access to the doctor 24/7.

Do you use medications to help patients detox?

Yes, there are standard medications used for detox; however, each patient is different. For this reason, we assess the client prior to discussing any medications to understand each client’s allergies and any other pertinent medical information needed to determine what will be best for the client.

How do I know if I need a medical detox?

You may experience withdrawal symptoms such as the following:

  • Whole body: shakiness, sweating, or loss of appetite
  • Behavioral: agitation, restlessness, or irritability
  • Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting
  • Mood: anxiety or nervousness
  • Others: fast heart rate, tremor, disorientation, headache, insomnia, or seizures

What is the difference between detox and rehab?

Detox focuses on breaking the physical dependency of drugs and alcohol. Rehab, also referred to as residential treatment, addresses the mental and emotional state of the addict. Participating in both detox and rehab often results in long-term/permanent results because the client is no longer physically, emotionally, or mentally dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Searching for a Detox in Orange County?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, feel free to contact our Orange County detox center right away. We are available all hours of the day or night and are ready to help you each step of the way.

To speak with someone from our detox facility in Orange County, call us today. We are ready to give you a fresh start!

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