Alcohol Detoxification

Safe, Effective, pertains to psychiatric care Supervised Alcohol Detoxification – we use the adjunct off site best panel doctors available from our nearby community as consultants to monitor and supervise your detoxification.

We are a non-pertains to psychiatric care facility that utilizes the best panel pertains to psychiatric care doctors who act as our consultants who will monitor your individualized alcohol 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 pertains to psychiatric care 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 pertains to psychiatric care or psychiatric conditions. These objectives help prepare the alcoholic for entry into a 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
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Delirium Tremens (DT’s)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Convulsions


A Healthy Start To Recovery At Journey Malibu



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 treatment may have a big influence on its long-term success. Patients receiving outpatient 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 treatment, which usually takes 1 to 2 hours on the first day. Subsequent sessions may range from 15 to 30 minutes. If the 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 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 clinical based supervised care by one of our outside panel pertains to psychiatric care consultants. Our facility is a non pertains to a psychiatric care facility; however, we bring in the best pertains to psychiatric care 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?


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 appointments and, consequently, fail to complete detox. In one study of 164 patients randomly assigned to either inpatient or out-patient detox, 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. This option is certainly not safe for those alcoholics at risk for potentially life-threatening complications of withdrawal, such as delirium tremens, or those with associated pertains to psychiatric care conditions such as pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, or cirrhosis. Additionally, outpatient programs are not appropriate for suicidal or homicidal patients, those with severe or pertains to psychiatric care 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.


Patients for whom an outpatient program is not appropriate to become candidates for inpatient detox. IN residential settings, like ours at JOURNEY MALIBU’s Drug and Alcohol Rehab, we offer the advantages of one of our panel doctors, ( not employed by Journey) to act as a pertains to psychiatric care consultant to supervise and guide our staff while you are undergoing the detoxification process. Our panel of medical 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 pertains to the psychiatric care facility.


Interventions used in rehabilitative treatment can be introduced during alcohol detox to help the alcoholic complete the process and make the transition to long-term treatment at a Malibu Drug Rehab. It is important that 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 pertains to psychiatric care 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 detox. 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 treatments at JOURNEY MALIBU’s alcohol treatment center is our safe, controlled environment. Each of our client’s programs is individually created based on personal factors such as age, level of dependency, and underlying pertains to psychiatric care issues.  By first completing a biopsychosocial 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 a 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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