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Drug & Alcohol Detox in Orange County


Safe & Comfortable Detox Program in Orange County

The first step on your road to recovery is detox. Detox, the shortened form of detoxification, is the process of ridding your body of any illicit substances or alcohol. You will need to undergo detox for both alcohol and drug addictions.

It’s imperative that all detoxes are done under the supervision of medical professionals. If you try to detox on your own, the process is often ineffective, and it can be downright dangerous. In a worst-case scenario, detoxing on your own can result in death.

Needless to say, it’s imperative to find our Orange County detox centers so that you can detox safely and efficiently. These centers will provide you with 24/7 supervision and medical care to make the process as comfortable, effective, and safe as possible.

Recovery Beach offers medical detox in Orange County. Our top professionals will oversee your detox so that it goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Begin your journey to sobriety today with the help of Recovery Beach’s Orange County detox centers.


Detox is typically the first step in the addiction treatment process. Learn more about our safe & comfortable drug & alcohol detox in Orange County and how we can help.

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Our residential inpatient drug & alcohol rehab in Orange County is an evidenced-based program that dedicated to your lasting recovery.


Many of those who struggle with substance abuse also struggle with a co-occurring mental illness that must be treated in order to achieve long-term success in recovery.

What Does a Medical Detox in Orange County Entail?

The detox process is not easy for anyone. Knowing withdrawal symptoms and the estimated timeline can help you keep a level head while you are undergoing the process. However, the detox symptoms and timelines will differ based on the substances in your system.

Generally speaking, our Orange County detox centers separate alcohol medically assisted detox from drug medically assisted detox. The symptoms, timelines, and expectations of these detoxes are different.

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to detox from on your own. If you suffer from alcohol addiction, you must find a medical detox in Orange County to detox safely. Under the supervision of a medical professional, you can begin to experience the symptoms and timeline of alcohol detox.

Here is what you can expect:

  • 5-10 Hours After Your Last Drink: Tremors, changes in blood pressure, sweating, quick breathing, vomiting, anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping. 
  • 12-24 Hours After Your Last Drink: A continuation of symptoms listed above, plus hallucinations.
  • 24-48 Hours After Your Last Drink: A continuation of symptoms listed above, plus withdrawal-related seizures. 
  • 3 Days To A Week After Your Last Drink: A continuation of symptoms listed above, plus delirium tremens (requires intensive care) 
  • 5 Days To A Week After Your Last Drink: Symptoms will begin to subside. 
  • Weeks To Months After Your Last Drink: Continuation of treatment care for sober living. 

During this time, you can expect the first 2 to 5 days after your last drink to be the most severe. Delirium tremens are the most serious side effects. It affects about 5% of individuals who go through alcohol withdrawal, and it kills as many as one in 20 people who develop it.

Drug detox is a lot more unpredictable than alcohol detox. The substances in your system and how much of the substance is in your system will determine the severity of the symptoms and the timeline of the detox process. It’s easiest to separate drug detox timelines based on the drug classification.

  • Short-Acting Opioids (heroin and some prescription painkillers): Begins 8-24 hours after the last usage and lasts for 4 to 10 days. 
  • Longer-Acting Opioids (methadone): Begins 2-4 days after the last usage and lasts for up to 10 days. 
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax and Valium): Begins 1-4 days after the last usage, peaks in severity during the first 2 weeks, and can continue for months or years without proper treatment. 

The symptoms of drug detox are generally the same for all drugs, but when the symptoms begins and their severity differs based on drug type. Here are the most common symptoms that occur:

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Bone pain 
  • High temperature 
  • Chills 
  • Fatigue 
  • Exhaustion 
  • Restlessness 
  • Vivid dreams 
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Headaches 
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Shaking 
  • Shivering 
  • Excessive sweating 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Paranoia 
  • Confusion 
  • Irritability 
  • Difficulty concentration 
  • Intense cravings 
  • Memory loss 

Our comprehensive medical detox program in Orange County, California may be covered by your health insurance, leaving you with minimal out of-pocket costs for a very high level of care.

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Why You Shouldn't Detox Alone at Home

If you or a loved one needs to detox from an addiction, it’s imperative to find our Orange County detox centers. Never detox alone. Trying to detox alone is inefficient, and it poses serious health risks.

It's Inefficient

The most obvious drawback of detoxing alone is that it is often inefficient. As you might imagine, the detox process is very difficult. Because of the symptoms, you will be tempted to stop the detox process by using the substance again. Most individuals cannot resist this temptation, rendering the detox process completely inefficient and useless.

With the help of medical professionals, your detox can be much more successful. You will not have access to the substance, and medical professionals can provide you with medications and holistic approaches to minimize the side effects and symptoms of the withdrawal.

Health Risks

The most serious reason why you should not detox alone is that it causes severe side effects that pose health risks. Alcohol detox is especially dangerous due to delirium tremens. Delirium tremens can cause death. Detox of all kinds can also cause seizures. More so, drug detox can lead to psychiatric issues that cause you to act erratic, uncontrollably, and dangerous.

Whenever you detox at one of our Orange County detox centers, you will have professionals by your side. These professionals will be able to monitor your vitals to ensure the detox process is as safe and comfortable as possible. They may even be able to prescribe medications to minimize the symptoms and their severity.

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Why You Should Travel to Orange County, California for Detox

Detox is the absolute first step of the recovery journey for most individuals struggling with addiction, so it is a crucial stage of the process that should not be handled lightly. Most individuals who suffer a relapse attribute this to not taking this first step more seriously and settling for a lower level of care, only because the medical detox facility they chose was close by in their hometown. Choosing to detox from drugs or alcohol close to home can present many other challenges as well.

The Cons of Staying in Your Hometown for Medical Detox

The greatest drawback to staying local to your hometown for drug and alcohol detox is the likelihood of relapse. Researchers have cited up to a 92% relapse rate among individuals who are detoxing for the first time and who chose not to travel outside of their hometown to seek treatment. A primary reason for this staggering figure is the theory of ‘people, places, and things’ which states that when individuals remain close to the same people, places, and things that they associated with during their active addiction, they are likely to slip back into old habits upon coming in contact with these people, places, or things while in recovery.

The second greatest drawback to only considering a local drug and alcohol detox facility is having to settle for a lower level of care. Most parts of the United States are not equipped to handle the complete continuum of care for a comprehensive addiction recovery journey. Additionally, the infrastructure in many states is aging and as a result, drug and alcohol detox centers are forced to operate in older buildings and do not have access to the latest technology and equipment.

Contact Recovery Beach today to learn why our drug & alcohol detox in Orange County, California is your best choice for detoxification and inpatient treatment. With our personalized treatment plans and boutique, luxury amenities, you can trust your recovery with us.

What to Expect from a Medical Detox in Orange County

A drug detox in Orange County is designed to allow individuals to detox safely and efficiently with the help of medical professionals. Medical detox centers in Orange County are equipped with numerous benefits and features to make this process go as smoothly as possible.

The most important part of our medical drug detox in Orange County is that you will have 24/7 supervision. Doctors, psychiatrists, and nursing staff will work together to make sure you are safe and comfortable. This 24/7 supervision can ensure your symptoms do not escalate.

With our medical detox in Orange County, you will have access to medications that can help manage discomfort and symptoms. Doctors are able to prescribe these medications whenever the symptoms are severe and unmanageable. These medications can make the detox process a bit more comfortable.

The detox process takes a large toll on your mental health. With our Orange County detox facilities, you’ll have access to therapy and psychiatric help to make sure your mind is as healthy as your body during this time.

To further improve your body, mind, and spirit, medically assisted detox centers provide holistic care to help you heal from the inside out.

What If I Am in California? Does That Mean I Shouldn't Travel?

The short answer is that it depends, as each individual’s unique set of circumstances is very different. In almost all cases though, staying in California for detox and addiction treatment is the right choice as long as all of the following requirements are satisfied:

If you believe all, or even most, of the above are true in your specific circumstances, then staying in California for medical detox and for the subsequent steps of your recovery journey is likely the best choice. Recovery Beach offers some of the top medical detox and addiction treatment programs in the entire country, so if you are local to California, you are actually very fortunate to not have to travel very far to experience the highest possible level of care.

We Believe in You - No Matter What.

We offer everything you need in order to find long-term, sustainable recovery from substance abuse. From detox and inpatient options, to outpatient and aftercare planning we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our facilities and our programs. Regardless if you come to Recovery Beach or not, we will make sure you get the help you need – no matter what.

Detox Safely & Comfortably at Recovery Beach in OC

The detox process is not something that anyone should try to tackle on their own. Not only is it often inefficient, but it is downright dangerous to try to detox by yourself. Instead, trust our Orange County detox centers to oversee the detox process so that it is safe and efficient.

Recovery Beach offers medical detox in Orange County. Our medical detox treatment can help you begin your road to recovery. Give us a call today to learn more about what our medical detox entails.

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

Recovery Beach is working to make the highest level of quality substance abuse treatment available for as many individuals as possible. As a result, we are one of only a handful of luxury treatment centers across the country that works with most insurance providers, which means minimal out of pocket costs for our clients. Here are just a few of the providers we work with.


Your Insurance Can Pay for Rehab

Contact Recovery Beach right now to find out how your health insurance can help pay for up to 100% of the costs associated with treatment at our programs. Don’t wait another day. Find your path to lasting recovery right now.