This Orange Country Detox Center is a safe, supportive environment where patients can overcome their battle with withdrawal and live a life free from addiction. They offer around-the-clock supervision and therapeutic services to make the experience as comfortable as possible. No matter what stage of recovery you are in, Northbound will find a program that fits your needs. See how this Northbound Treatment goes above and beyond the safety protocols for drug and alcohol detox.
The Goal of Detox
The goal of detox or detoxification is to rid the body of any harmful toxins, whether alcohol or drugs. Detoxification is only the first step in the recovery process. During this time, the patients will experience withdrawal. These symptoms can vary, and some may even become life-threatening. Detox is not something they recommend doing on your own. Withdraw symptoms may include:
- Body aches Insomnia
Most patients will stay in the detox center for 5-7 days, while others may need longer. This can be due to discovering an underlining diagnosis like anxiety, depression, or other mental disorders.
Northbound provides top-of-the-line care
Dr. Sanjai Thankachen, MD, oversees the Orange Count Detox Center. Dr. Sanjai has over 20 years of experience in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry. Northbound has an Incidental Medical Service (IMS) certificate, which allows patients to see a physician and get blood drawn right at the detox center, which can be a huge help to those patients who have to find a ride or take public transportation. The clinicians and care coordinators are expertly trained and will be with you every minute to make this process safe and comfortable.
What does Northbound Detox Center Provide?
Northbound Detox Center provides 24/7 monitoring, therapeutic sessions, and assignments. Northbound has implemented tried and true coping strategies to help with the process. These include:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Group and Individual counseling
- Drug and alcohol education
- 12 step meetings
- Peer support
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Medication-Assisted Treatment uses medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. Some of the benefits of using medication-assisted treatment are:
- Prevent relapse
- Normalize brain chemistry
- Block the euphoric reaction of substances
- Alleviate withdraw symptoms
- Reduce cravings
- Help facilitate therapy
Withdrawal can be very dangerous, especially when dealing with Opioid addiction. Medication-Assisted Treatment help manage the withdrawal symptoms in a safe, more humane way.
Detox Center vs. Detox at Home
Going cold turkey, as they say, can be very dangerous, and some withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening very fast. Some severe symptoms can include Delirium tremens (CDTs), hallucinations, seizures, rapid heart rate, and even cardiac arrest. If you go through detoxification at one of the Detox Centers, you will have access to immediate medical care if something accuses you. Most people who try to detox at home are unsuccessful.
The detox program is only the first step in the recovery process. At Northbound Treatment Center, each person is given a treatment plan specific to their needs. Towards the end of their detox treatment, the cravings and withdrawal symptoms will become more manageable, and the patient will be able to transition into the next phase of treatment. After detox, the next phase is normally a residential treatment or an outpatient program.
The mission at Northbound is to help as many people as possible achieve an addiction-free life. The Northbound treatment goes above and beyond the safety protocols for a drug and alcohol detox, and Northbound provides support throughout every stage of the recovery process. If you or a loved one is interested or wants to learn more about the Programs offered at Northbound, please don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 311-0003.