Detox

Soul Sanctuary was created to heal the souls of individuals at the depth of despair over their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We are a small residential rehab facility located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA right on the ocean.

What is Detox?

When an individual decides they do not want to struggle with drug or alcohol addiction any longer, it is not just a simple cut and dry process, unfortunately. When attempting this difficult task independently, extreme challenges due to intense cravings and the many life-threatening symptoms must be carefully considered. Our industry-leading medically assisted drug detox treatment programs at Soul Sanctuary recovery center in Laguna Beach, CA, offer evidence-based treatment methods that target our patient’s chemical dependency while being considerate of the state of their mental health. 

During addiction, and many other forms of substance abuse habits, are considered to be dangerous diseases that require the highest levels of professional health care to overcome those addictions. The licensed professionals and addiction specialists at our beautiful Southern California addiction treatment center have created effective ways for patients to safely withdraw from their drugs of choices while lowering the risk for long-term complications.

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Benefits of Detox

The most popular and motivating benefit of participating in a detox program is the assurance of complete safety while enduring the potentially life-threatening risks of overdose and relapse. During this process, the mental state of the patients is often tested as well. Since it plays a vital role in their ability to overcome their addictions, our trained experts are readily available to assist with any behavioral health issues that arise during the alcohol and drug rehab program’s stages.

A couple of other notable benefits of taking part in a drug or alcohol detox program include:

Medical Care

Each patient receives around-the-clock support and medical care that is readily available to assist with any possible issues that may occur.

Mental & Physical Health

Improving the overall state of your mental and physical health.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Using medications when necessary to reduce the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms or eliminate them entirely.

Avoid Temptations

Not having the ability to access any drugs or alcohol while in the program.

Segregation

Being able to fully recovery without the panic and worrying thoughts of responsibilities back home, such as school, work, or family obligations.

Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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Since addiction can be very unpredictable, an extensive assessment is encouraged to be taken with each patient as they arrive so that our staff can be prepared with all the appropriate knowledge and tools needed to ensure a full and safe detox process. This is important because, for some people, detox can take only a couple of hours or days. For many others, it has been seen to take many weeks to rid the body entirely of those harmful substances.

A few factors that come into play when dictating the length of time this process will take typically include the following:

What the specific drugs of choice are that have been being abused.
The dose and how ling the drugs have been abused.
Any previous detox or rehab program attempts.
The user’s overall health condition.
Any co-occurring disorders (mental health conditions along with the drug abuse)

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the average duration of detox in the United States is fewer than eight days. Usually, with medically-assisted detox treatment, both inpatient and outpatient program settings are available, which can be tailored to accommodate each patient’s specific needs while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment.

Common Medications Used During Detox

As previously mentioned, certain medications can be used as directed by a doctor to relieve pain and reduce the effects of withdrawal. Opioid and alcohol addictions more frequently are treated using these medications.

The general medications that implemented during drug and alcohol detox programs are: 

This medication reduces intense opioid cravings, euphoria, and many other opioid symptoms.

Reduces cravings as well as blocks euphoric effects of alcohol.

Significantly reduces the effects of opioid withdrawal symptoms along with the reduction of opioid urges.

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Safe, Comfortable, Caring

Detox in a safe, comfortable setting while being attended to by our caring and experienced staff. Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can be painful, uncomfortable, and in some cases life-threatening. It is imperative to your health to be observed and monitored by professionals when first stopping substance use. In this level of care, you will be able to receive supportive medications, daily counseling, exercise, and recreation, while having all the comforts of your own home. Our staff will monitor you for any adverse symptoms and listen to you about how you are feeling. You will also be introduced to your ongoing care options and create a plan for lasting recovery.

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