Inpatient Detox Treatment

Detox is the short form of the word “detoxification” which is essentially the removal of toxins from the body.  An inpatient detox is detoxification that takes place in licensed clinical facility under closely monitored staff supervision. The detox phase of treatment is the process of eliminating drugs from one’s body while simultaneously managing the physical and emotional symptoms of withdrawal.  Oceanside Malibu is an IMS licensed facility.

In the detox phase of treatment, a detailed medical history will be gathered to ascertain which substance you or your loved one are struggling with and how severe the addiction may be. Next, under the supervision of clinical staff, you will begin withdrawal from this substance. Depending on the substances being used, the time required for withdrawal and the severity of withdrawal symptoms will vary. Substance abuse withdrawal symptoms may include: restlessness, muscle and bone pain, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, seizures, panic attacks, insomnia, suicidal ideation, delirium, coma, or even death. Our clinical treatment staff helps manage these symptoms to create a comfortable, safe detox.

Detox in a certified facility with licensed medical professionals can be one of the safest choices you can make. Our affiliate physicians and nurses can aid in effectively managing the process by prescribing medications that reduce the time required for detox and ease the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. In addition, our affiliate team of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and behavioral health technicians will help handle the mental health aspects of withdrawal.

Drug and alcohol detox can feel like a daunting task because managing the symptoms of withdrawal can often be very painful. However, it is the first step in recovery from substance abuse. A successful inpatient detox program ensures that the person detoxing is comfortable and safe from many medical and psychiatric risks that might arise from discontinuing use of alcohol or drugs. It is just the beginning of a long journey to a healthy life.



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