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Medically-Assisted Detox Treatment


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What is Medically-Assisted Detox?

Medically-assisted detox refers to a process in which individuals who are undergoing substance withdrawal receive medical supervision, support, and medications to manage the symptoms of withdrawal. This type of detoxification is typically conducted in a clinical setting, such as a hospital or specialized detox center. Withdrawal symptoms can be challenging and, in some cases, dangerous, depending on the substance involved. Medically-assisted detox aims to ensure the safety and comfort of individuals going through withdrawal by addressing symptoms and complications that may arise during the process.


Who Should Receive Medically-Assisted Detox?

Medically-assisted detox is generally recommended for people who want to stop using substances, but they will experience withdrawal if they do. It is especially important for individuals whose withdrawal may pose health risks or be uncomfortable and challenging to manage without medical intervention. Addiction to certain substances can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms when use of the substance is stopped abruptly. Some examples of substances that may warrant medically-assisted detox include:
  • Alcohol: Abrupt cessation of heavy alcohol use can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, hallucinations, and delirium tremens (DTs), which can be life-threatening. Medically-assisted detox is often used to manage these symptoms safely.
  • Opioids: Withdrawal from opioids can be highly uncomfortable and may not pose immediate life-threatening risks. However, medications such as buprenorphine, or naltrexone may be used to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Benzodiazepines: Abrupt discontinuation of benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures. Medically-assisted detox is often necessary to taper individuals off these medications safely.
  • Stimulants: Withdrawal from stimulants like cocaine or methamphetamine may not pose immediate life-threatening risks, but it can be challenging due to depressive symptoms and intense cravings. Medically-assisted detox may be used to manage these symptoms.
Additionally, people who have unsuccessfully attempted detoxification on their own in the past or those with a history of severe withdrawal symptoms may benefit from a medically supervised setting.


Benefits of Medically-Assisted Detox

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Safe & Comfortable Detox Treatment in Orange County, CA

Rid your body of drugs and/or alcohol in a safe, drug-free environment setting under the careful monitoring of medical professionals.
Medication Assisted Treatment
Safely manage the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms with MAT at SoCal Detox.
Medical, Clinical, & Psychiatric Care
Receive holistic care for the whole individual while detoxing from substances at SoCal Detox.
24/7 Residential Care & Medical Supervision
Consistent monitoring ensures each individual’s medical needs are met as they go through the detox process at SoCal Detox.
High Dose Uncapped Methadone Detox
Receive individualized MAT detox treatment based on your situation at SoCal Detox.

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Merging the Best of the Medical, Clinical, and Social Models

At SoCal Detox, we believe in treating the whole person, and that means combining the most effective parts of different approaches to treatment. Our experienced staff tailors each person’s program to best meet their medical, clinical, and social needs.
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Your Questions. Answered.

SoCal Detox offers a state-of-the-art drug detoxification program in Orange County, that assists clients during the initial phase of treatment. Our facilities are located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA, and our detox residences offer a comfortable, luxurious environment for you to detox.

Yes – SoCal Detox is licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services.

Accredited by the Joint Commission, licensed DHCS residential facility for detox, and certified by LegitScript.

License: #300290BP EXP: 6/30/2025

To get started, call our 24/7 helpline (888) 590-0777 to speak with a member of our admission team or fill out the contact form. We are here 24 hours a day. You can reach us any time, confidentially.

No – Currently, SoCal Detox does not accept Medicare or Medi-Cal insurances.

Our priority is to get you the lowest possible cost while delivering the highest quality of care. Everyone’s situation is different and the amount of time a client can expect to spend in our programs vary from case to case. To learn more about our payment options or financing, please contact us.

The amount of time a client can expect to spend in our programs vary from person to person. We want to ensure that each of our clients gets the time they need to develop the coping strategies and tools needed to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety.

Expected Timeline for Treatment at SoCal Detox:

Medical Detox: 7 days (contingent on substances the person is detoxing from)

Residential Treatment (RTC): 30 days (contingent on insurance company and authorization policy)