Safe, Effective, Medically Supervised Detoxification – we use the best panel doctors available from our nearby community as consultants to monitor and supervise your detoxification.
We are a non-medical facility that utilizes the best panel medical doctors who act as our consultants who will monitor your individualized detoxification while receiving care at Journey Malibu. Our experts will eradicate your fears by their expertise and years of experience in formulating the best detox protocol for you.
At Journey Malibu, we feature a gentle, unique detox, provided by experienced, compassionate caregivers and supervised by doctors whose first priority is your health, comfort and well-being. Our goal is to cleanse your body and decrease your cravings, while putting your mind at ease to embark upon this journey of recovery.Our panel of experts , chosen carefully from the medically community, will be supervising and directing our staff to provide the best detoxification which will allay your physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. The immediate objectives of alcohol detoxification are to help the alcoholic achieve a substance-free state, relieve the immediate symptoms of withdrawal, and treat any co-morbid medical or psychiatric conditions. These objectives help prepare the alcoholic for entry into long-term treatment program like our California Drug and Alcohol Rehab at JOURNEY MALIBU, the ultimate goal of detoxification. The objectives of long-term treatment or rehabilitation include the long-term maintenance of the alcohol-free state and the incorporation of psychological, family, and social interventions to help ensure this long-term success.
Alcohol detoxification is intended to relieve common physical symptoms like:
- Shaking or tremors
- Loss of appetite
- Delirium Tremens (DT’s)
A Healthy Start To Recovery At Journey Malibu
– TWO TYPES OF ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION –
Alcohol detoxification can be completed safely and effectively in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. It should be noted, however, that the initial setting for the alcohol detoxification may have a big influence on its long-term success. Patients receiving outpatient alcohol detoxification treatment are usually expected to travel to a hospital or other California drug treatment facility daily (excluding weekends) for treatment sessions. The sessions may be scheduled for daytime or evening hours, depending on the program. The initial assessment, like the one we conduct at JOURNEY MALIBU’s drug and alcohol treatment center, will include intake history, physical examination of the alcoholic, ordering of laboratory studies, followed by the initiation of the alcohol detoxification treatment, which usually takes 1 to 2 hours on the first day of alcohol detoxification. Subsequent sessions may range from 15 to 30 minutes. If the alcohol detoxification program is combined with a day hospital program, sessions can last several hours per day. The duration of treatment may range from 3 to 14 days.
The process of alcohol detoxification in either setting initially involves the assessment and treatment of acute withdrawal symptoms, which may range from mild (e.g., tremor and insomnia) to severe (e.g., autonomic hyperactivity, seizures, and delirium). In some cases, at out JOURNEY MALIBU alcohol rehab center, we will sometimes provide medications during alcohol detoxification to help reduce a client’s withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam and chlordiazepoxide) are the most commonly used drugs for this purpose as they can not only reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms but also prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures, which occur in an estimated 1 to 4 percent of withdrawal patients. Anticonvulsant medications are also sometimes necessary in addition to benzodiazepines for patients with a history of seizures unrelated to alcohol withdrawal. Additional components of alcohol detoxification may include education and counseling to help the patient prepare for long-term treatment at a California drug rehab, along with attendance of support meetings, recreational and social activities and allopathic supervised care by one of our outside panel medical consultants. Our facility is a non medical facility; however, we bring in the best medical experts from our surrounding community to supervise your detoxification while at Journey Malibu.
Safe, effective, customized, intimate detox at Journey Malibu.
– Why go anywhere else?
DISADVANTAGES OF OUTPATIENT ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION
Among the drawbacks associated with outpatient alcohol detoxification is the increased risk of relapse resulting from the patient’s easy access to alcoholic beverages. In addition, outpatients can more easily choose not to keep their alcohol detoxification appointments and, consequently, fail to complete alcohol detoxification. In one study of 164 patients randomly assigned to either inpatient or out-patient alcohol detoxification, significantly more inpatients than outpatients completed detoxification (Source: HAYASHIDA, M.; ALTERMAN, A.I.; MCLELLAN, A.T.; O’BRIEN, C.P.; PURTILL, J.J.; VOLPICELLI, J.R.; RAPHAELSON, A.H.; ANDHALL, C.P. Comparative effectiveness and costs of inpatient and outpatient detoxification of patients with mild-to-moderate alcohol withdrawal syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 320(6):358–364, 1989.).
Consequently, outpatient alcohol detoxification is not appropriate for all patients. Outpatient alcohol detoxification is certainly not safe for those alcoholics at risk for potentially life-threatening complications of withdrawal, such as delirium tremens, or those with associated medical conditions such as pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, or cirrhosis. Additionally, outpatient alcohol detoxification is not appropriate for suicidal or homicidal patients, those with severe or medically complicated alcohol withdrawal, patients in adverse or disruptive family or job situations, or patients who would not be able to travel daily to the treatment facility.
ADVANTAGES OF INPATIENT ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION
Patients for whom outpatient alcohol detoxification is not appropriate become candidates for inpatient alcohol detoxification. IN residential settings, like ours at JOURNEY MALIBU’s Drug and Alcohol Rehab, weoffer the advantages of one of our panel doctors, ( not employed by Journey) to act as a medical consultant to supervise and guide our staff while you are undergoing the detoxification process. Our panel of medial doctors are the best from our nearby community and have a plethora of years of experience. They are our consultants who will supervise and monitor your detox while at Journey Malibu as Journey Malibu is a non medical facility.
TRANSITION FROM ALCOHOL DETOX TO REHAB TREATMENT
Interventions used in rehabilitative treatment can be introduced during alcohol detoxification to help the alcoholic complete the process and make the transition to long-term treatment at a Malibu Drug Rehab. It is important that the interventions be introduced as early as possible. Such interventions can include treatment for psychological, physical, family, and other needs as well as cue exposure—the repeated exposure to the sight, smell, and taste of alcohol without attendant intoxication effects, which diminishes the physiological and subjective responses originally associated with the alcohol cues.
– Out With The Old, In With The True –
The gentle, carefully medically supervised detox you receive with us will be your first step on a path to recovery that features truly holistic healing from the inside out.
We have found numerous factors are key to successful alcohol detoxification. Including but not limited to the following:
- Acknowledging there is a problem and deciding to do something about it.
- Getting rid of all the drugs and paraphernalia.
- Dropping friends and associates that are tied to our drug problem.
- Seeking and accepting spousal support, or support from friends, or relatives.
- Preparing for symptoms with the support of a professional.
- If medication is needed for a few days or longer, it must be handled carefully, as one addiction can easily replace another.
One major benefit of undergoing alcohol detoxification treatments at JOURNEY MALIBU’s alcohol treatment center is our safe, controlled environment.Each of our client’s alcohol detoxification programs are individually created based on personal factors such as age, level of dependency, and underlying medical issues. By first completing a bio psychosocial assessment, one of our panel doctors will consult with you and our team to come up with the best detoxification protocol to meet your individual needs. With this custom-tailored formulated detoxification program in place, withdrawal symptoms can be carefully monitored for any unusual or dangerous problems which may arise. If you’re serious about your recovery, and are ready to undergo an alcohol detoxification program where you will feel safe and nurtured at all times, make JOURNEY MALIBU your destination.
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” – Old Taoist Saying
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