Ongoing substance abuse eventually leads to harmful physical and psychological consequences. Deciding to seek addiction treatment is indeed one of the most difficult challenges you will voluntarily face on your journey to overcome the pull of drugs or alcohol. Detox and withdrawal are complicated steps on your journey that can sometimes bring about potentially dangerous side effects. For this reason, it is highly recommended you do not detox alone (or “cold turkey”) but with the help of your treatment team at Casa Serena.
Sub-Acute Detox Program
When most addicts enter treatment, the first step in the recovery process is often detoxification or detox. Detoxification is the recovery of your body from the physical dependencies of substance abuse in a supported and stabilized environment. Detox works by weaning your body off the harmful substances it depended upon to function while allowing for the restoration of healthy bodily function. Depending on the type of drug you are detoxing from, the length and frequency of use, and your general health status, the detox phase of recovery can last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. Detox is a vital step in the treatment process as one cannot fully immerse themselves successfully in a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program if they are still under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Detox and withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. Depending on your unique symptoms and the severity of your addiction, your treatment team may recommend managed detoxification services to help manage the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Medically managed residential detoxification services are appropriate for clients whose level of physiological dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs requires prescribed medication for the management of withdrawal.
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When detoxing from drugs or alcohol, medically supervised detox programs provide the best and most successful path to sobriety. In a medically supervised detox setting where adequate treatment options, therapy models, and highly trained staff are available for ongoing support, the detox process can be more comfortable and successful than in an unsupported environment. Supervised by our Medical Team, Casa Serena’s Residential Detox provides 24-hour medically managed care and support to control withdrawal symptoms and stabilize clients as they prepare for treatment and recovery.
The duration of detox is individual to the person. Although two people may face the same addiction, the path they follow to sobriety and recovery will be different. Ensuring you take these steps in a safe and supported environment is a vital factor in recovery success. During this time, our team will make you as comfortable as possible and provide continuous monitoring of your withdrawal symptoms. You can expect to have a wide range of emotions throughout this process, and our clinical team will be there to support you through this first step of your journey.
Supervised by our Medical Team, Casa Serena’s Residential Detox provides 24-hour medically managed care and support to control withdrawal symptoms and stabilize clients as they prepare for treatment and recovery.
During this time, our team will make you as comfortable as possible and provide continuous monitoring of your withdrawal symptoms. You can expect to have a wide range of emotions throughout this process, and our clinical team will be there to support you through this first step of your journey.
Once you have safely completed detox we will transition you to our residential treatment program, where you will begin to uncover the underlying reasons for your substance abuse and learn the tools you need for achieving long-term sobriety and good mental health.
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What to Expect When Entering a Medical Detox Facility in California
At our California medical detox facility, we provide full support and medical supervision throughout the detox process. Medically assisted detox occurs during the earliest and most challenging days of treatment. Once detox is complete, clients will transition to an addiction treatment program that includes therapy, addiction education, and support while working towards sobriety and recovery. As part of a medically assisted detox program at Casa Serena, you can expect:
- An experienced clinical team will emotionally and physically support and guide you through the detox process.
- Management of withdrawal is achieved through prescribed medication by our medical team of experts.
- Throughout detox, medical staff continually monitor vitals (including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing) to ensure your ongoing comfort and safety.
- Comfort is a high priority for detox clients. Our staff provides 24-hour monitoring of your detox to help you best navigate the withdrawal stage.
- We will welcome you to participate in any groups or activities if you feel up for it, and if you prefer to rest, we will make sure you have some peace and quiet.
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If you are ready to start your journey to freedom from addiction, contact our Santa Barbara treatment center to learn more about how you can begin healing at our medical detox center in California.