Detoxification is the elimination of any drug or alcohol from the body under a controlled setting in order to ease the symptoms of withdrawal.
Alcohol and drug detoxification is the first step in treating an individual with a substance abuse disorder.
Detoxification is usually part of a residential treatment. Individuals who are currently under the influence or are at risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms must undergo detoxification at a detox facility before they can be fully integrated into a long-term drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation treatment program.
For most people, the path to recovery begins with detox. During this treatment process, our clients are carefully supervised 24/7 by a trained medical staff.
We combine medication, healthy diet, music therapy, meditation and more to ease the harsh symptoms of alcohol and drug withdrawals.
Treatment for substance abuse usually begins with detoxification, with an average of 3 – 5 days in treatment, depending on the substance of abuse.
The goal of our drug detox rehab program is to rid the body of the abused substance so the withdrawal process can be treated successfully
Opioids, benzodiazepines, and alcohol are known to have severe withdrawal side effects and therefore medications are given to relieve any unwanted side effects and prevent any further harm. Once the acute withdrawal stage is over, the acute drug treatment will begin.
At our state-of-the-art facilities throughout the Sacramento Region, Los Angeles & Orange County Region and San Diego Region, we strive to create a warm and happy atmosphere so our clients can focus on their recovery.
AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. We offer both intensive inpatient programs as well as outpatient treatment. AKUA Mind & Body works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder.
Medical detoxification is a specific form of detoxification that helps deal with the severe physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with stopping drug use by providing the client with long-acting small doses of medications that are similar in nature to their drug of abuse.
Medical detox varies among each client depending on the following factors:
Medications are given to lessen the side effects of withdrawal symptoms most commonly for opioid abuse, alcohol abuse and benzodiazepine abuse.
Medical detoxification is a systematic process that aims to wean the client off of psychoactive substances in a safe and stable environment, typically under the close supervision and care of a physician.
Most detoxification treatment programs occur in an inpatient or residential setting to ensure that the treatment team can monitor the client around the clock. The client is placed in a tranquil and comfortable environment where noise is kept to a minimum and electronic devices are not allowed. This is to ensure that the client is relaxed as much as possible while being provided the best treatment as this process can be extremely taxing both mentally and physically on the client.