Medical Detoxification

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Chronic substance abuse may lead to physical dependence, which is a biological condition characterized by susceptibility to withdrawal syndrome soon after discontinuation. Furthermore, some individuals are hypersensitive to the symptoms of withdrawal. These individuals typically cannot overcome their dependency without professional assistance. For these highly addicted individuals full recovery requires, at a minimum, physician oversight, specific detoxification protocols, and relapse prevention counseling.

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Medical Detox Program

Medical detoxification offers hope and the expectation of recovery. The primary purpose of medical detoxification is to suppress withdrawal symptoms. But also to suppress drug cravings, negative thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Medical detox typically utilizes pharmacotherapies, nutrition, hydration and rest to suppress withdrawal syndrome.

Is Medical Detox Necessary?

Drug addicts and alcoholics have to effectively detoxify before therapeutic measures can be implemented. Thus, if a man or woman is experiencing withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, low energy, nausea, diarrhea or intolerance to food – he or she may need a medical detox. Throughout the detoxification process, staff are unified in their message that medical detox is just the beginning of treat­ment and that rehabilitation and mainte­nance activities are critical for sustained recovery.

Why Do People Go To Medical Detox?

Two of the primary reasons why men and women check into a medical detox center are to make certain they are both SAFE and COMFORTABLE while detoxing. Most addicts and alcoholics figure out early on in their addiction careers that withdrawal syndrome is best handled by healthcare professionals. History has shown that improperly treated withdrawal has the potential to develop into higher gradient health problems, such as dehydration, hypertension or worse.

When Is Medical Detox Warranted?

There are definite instances when a medical detox is warranted. A good example might be if an addict has a health issue separate from the addiction. Another case could be if an addict were detoxifying from a high-risk substance such as alcohol or benzodiazepines.

Orange County Detox

Orange County has several inpatient medical detox centers available. Medical Detox Centers have what are called chemical dependency units or CDU’s. CDU’s are designed to help addicts break their physical dependency to drugs and or alcohol inside of a full service medical facility.


HOAG Hospital

1 Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, California 92663
Phone: 949-764-5656

College Hospital

301 Victoria Street
Costa Mesa, California 92627
(949) 642-2734

St. Joseph Health

Mission Hospital – Laguna Beach
31872 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651
(949) 499-1311

St. Joseph Health

Mission Hospital-Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, California 92691
(949) 364-1400

Western Medical

1025 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

654 Camino de los Mares
San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone: (949) 496-1122

Woodglen Recovery Junction

771 West Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
1-714-578-2960 Fax


Tarzana Treatment Centers



907 W Lancaster Boulevard
44447 N 10th Street West
44443 N 10th Street West

Long Beach

2101 Magnolia Avenue
5190 Atlantic Avenue


8330 Reseda Blvd
422 W Avenue P Suite C280


7101 Baird Ave


18646 Oxnard Street
18700 Oxnard Street

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, California 90806
Phone: (562) 933-2000

American Hospital

American Recovery Centers out of American Hospital is an inexpensive chemical dependency detoxification center in Pomona California.
2180 Valley Blvd
Pomona, California
Phone: (909) 865-2336

Red Gate

Low cost chemical dependency detoxification services out of Long Beach California.
1775 Chestnut Ave
Long Beach CA 90813
Phone: 1-562-599-8444