At our California Medical detox unit, we utilize drug-specific detox protocols to help patients achieve safe, comfortable outcomes. Drug and alcohol detox services are provided by a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment based upon individual needs.

When a person has used drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time, their body acclimates to a certain level of the addictive substance. Once the body has developed this dependence, sudden cessation of alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids can result in severe physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. Medical detox provides a comfortable and safe environment to discontinue the use of drugs and alcohol with 24/7 medical supervision.

ASAM Level 4 Medical Detox

 The American Society of Addiction Medicine has recognized HVRC as an ASAM Level 4 medical detox provider. This type of treatment is classified as a medically managed intensive inpatient program. As an ASAM Level 4 facility, HVRC is equipped to provide the highest level of care to patients undergoing detox along with biomedical, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional conditions.

Our interdisciplinary team addresses each aspect of the detoxification process for a safe and comfortable treatment experience. As experienced detoxification professionals, we offer round-the-clock nursing care for pre-existing conditions, along with in-depth psychological services. Once an individual has completed our medical detox program, they are able to move on to the next phase of their fully individualized treatment plan.

Who Needs Medical Detox?

For some individuals, medical detox is a necessary first step in recovering from a substance use disorder. Those who have become addicted to certain substances – specifically alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids – are encouraged to take advantage of HVRC’s detoxification expertise. These individuals are at risk of relapse and severe withdrawal symptoms, which may include tremors, seizures, and delirium tremens (commonly known as DTs).

In addition, people tapering off of stimulants, synthetic drugs, or prescription medications may benefit from the support and 24-hour treatment offered at HVRC.

How Long Does Detox Take?

In most cases, individuals will spend between five to seven days in our medical detox unit. The exact amount of time required for detoxification will vary based on a number of factors, including the type of substance used, how long a person has been addicted, their frequency of use, and individual factors (including a person’s genetics, weight, and metabolism).