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Best Alcohol Detox Center for Residents of Newport Beach, CA


Top-Rated Alcohol Detox Program for Residents of Newport Beach, CA

Resurgence Behavioral Health is the top-rated Newport Beach alcohol detox center, offering all of our patients a safe option for detoxing while removing the worst of the withdrawal symptoms for a more comfortable experience overall.

It may surprise some people to learn that alcohol detox can be life-threatening at times, due to severe changes in brain chemistry when alcohol is suddenly removed from the system. Even when it is mild, detox can cause serious discomfort, pain, and anxiety that can feel impossible to handle on your own, often resulting in relapse. For this reason, an inpatient detox, with strong support, medical care, and access to prescription medications will give you the best possible chance of achieving a full recovery.

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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

What is Alcohol Detox Like?

At Resurgence’s Newport Beach alcohol detox center, you will move into our home-like environment with a comfortable bed, good food, and plenty of support as your body begins the process of recovering from addiction. The first few weeks after quitting drinking can be extremely difficult, but with the help of our expert team, prescription medications, counseling, and holistic treatments available to you 24 hours a day, you will be as safe and comfortable as possible.

We may also introduce dual diagnosis treatments if you have a co-occurring condition like anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or depression that requires treatment, as addiction and mental health are often closely tied to one another. Treating both together at the same time will ensure you get to the root of the issues and can move forward with your mental and physical health under control.

Medications Used During Alcohol Detox

The most common medications that are used in alcohol detox and rehabilitation are:

  •  Naltrexone –this medication blocks the relaxing and positive feelings alcohol produces in the body
  •  Vivitrol – this is an injectable form of Naltrexone with the same function
  •  Disulfiram – this medication causes unpleasant symptoms if you drink, and is used to reinforce abstinence after your program is complete
  • Acamprosate – this medication reduces cravings for alcohol
  •  Pain relief medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be provided to relieve aches and pains
  •  Benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants – given for the short-term, in low doses, these medications will help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, so you can get the rest your body needs
  • Anticonvulsant medications like benzodiazepines will prevent seizures during withdrawal
  •  Psychiatric medication may also be provided to help treat a co-occurring mental health condition

What to Expect When You Detox from Alcohol

When you first come to Resurgence for alcohol detox, you will have a full medical and psychological screening. This involves chatting with you, along with medical examinations to determine what kinds of care may be needed to keep you healthy. You may need a dual diagnosis program with mental health care, extra medical oversight, or prescription medications, depending on your unique situation. While questions regarding past drug use and medical health may feel personal, they are essential to your treatment.

Once your program has been determined, then you will begin your detox program right away, living inside the treatment center, often for 7 to 10 days. You will have a comfortable bed (not a hospital bed) and will likely stay in a shared space as you detox. The staff is highly trained and they truly care about your well-being and will do all they can to keep you comfortable and safe as your body regains equilibrium.

When you are ready, you will then transition directly from our Newport Beach alcohol detox center into your inpatient or outpatient rehab program to keep the forward momentum going.

Delirium Tremens & Alcohol Detox

The most common symptoms you can expect from alcohol detox are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure

For a small percentage of people, especially those who have been drinking heavily or abusing alcohol for a long time, there is a danger of developing delirium tremens, which are also known as DTs. This is a brain chemistry issue that happens when certain neurotransmitters are overloaded. It can cause hallucinations, high fever, seizures, and in some rare cases can lead to death without proper medical treatment. This is the reason why detoxing in a medical facility is recommended.

At Resurgence, our team is very experienced and they know when it is time to administer medications and treatment to prevent serious issues from occurring as you detox.

Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox Timeline

Everybody is different when it comes to alcohol detox, so this timeline is not guaranteed, but in general, the detox and withdrawal timeline is as followed:

  • In the first 12 hours, you may start to feel anxious, with stomach issues, headaches, and difficulty sleeping
  • Between 12 to 48 hours, serious withdrawal symptoms like hallucinations and seizures may begin
  • From 48 to 72 hours, withdrawal symptoms will peak and may escalate to high fevers, rapid heart rate, confusion, and in some cases, delirium tremens
  • After 72 hours you will start feeling a little better every day until you are stable enough to move into your rehab

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Is Medically Assisted Alcohol Detox Covered by Insurance?

Yes, detox programs are usually at least partially covered by health insurance. It will depend on the company, as well as the insurance plan you have, how much is covered, and whether there are copays or a deductible that needs to be met. If you are not sure what is covered by your health insurance, you can always call them, you can log in to your online insurance profile or can phone us. Our team of addiction experts has lots of experience with insurance and may be able to answer your questions for you.

How Long is Detox?

Alcohol detox usually takes between 7 to 10 days, but can last longer as well, depending on individual factors like:

  • Your age and health during detox
  • Health issues like dehydration, mental health conditions, or abnormal liver function
  • A history of delirium tremens or seizures during detox
  • Prolonged drinking has caused health issues
  • Whether you were using other substances along with alcohol

Post Detox, Transitioning to Inpatient Rehab

We make it easy to move from detox directly into inpatient rehab. Both take place inside our sober and secure treatment center. You will continue living inside the facility 24 hours a day, with fully scheduled days of therapy, behavioral health care, life-skills training, counseling, family therapy, group therapy, and a lot more.

Inpatient rehab is designed to break old habits and give you a new outlook on life. You will learn healthy coping mechanisms, heal the underlying causes of addiction, gain important relapse prevention skills, and rebuild your strength as you gain confidence in your sobriety. There is also a free recreational time in the evenings, so you can relax with a good book or play games with other residents. It is usually recommended to transition into outpatient care after inpatient rehab is over.

Post Detox Transitioning to Outpatient Rehab

Some people may transition directly into outpatient rehab after detox, while others will go to inpatient treatment first. Outpatient programs are all offered to patients who live at home or elsewhere outside of the treatment center but come back in for therapy, counseling, and groups while staying in contact with medical and psychiatric professionals. This will ensure your care is consistent, and always available when needed. The outpatient levels of care at Resurgence are:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – full days of treatment that resemble an inpatient program, with the patient leaving at the end of the day to sleep at home. PHP programming often happens 5 to 7 days a week
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – evening and weekend programming designed to work around work or school schedules, so you can live a normal life while getting the necessary treatment, for 3 to 9 months on average
  • Aftercare and beyond – once you have completed your allotted time in outpatient rehab, you are not cut off! We allow patients to say connected to all services and care for as long as necessary, with groups, therapy, and other programs open to alumni for as long as it is needed

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Why Choose Resurgence for Alcohol Detox?

Choosing Resurgence as your Newport Beach alcohol detox center is choosing a team of dedicated and caring professional doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, and other addiction professionals who want to help you achieve your sobriety goals and remain in recovery long-term.

We not only focus on physical alcohol dependence, but also on the emotional, spiritual, psychological, and social factors that contribute to substance abuse, incorporating medical care and prescription medications as needed. You will learn to manage stress in healthy ways, heal damaged relationships, avoid triggers and temptations, and deal with life’s challenges in healthy ways.

We will help you understand and overcome the underlying issues associated with alcohol use disorder, and your treatments will continue for as long as you need them. You will have options for inpatient treatment, outpatient programs, and long-term aftercare and alumni groups will keep you connected to a sober community. Hence, you are never alone in your recovery.

To find out how to get started, please call our team now at 855-458-0050. You can speak confidentially to an addiction professional now, and they can answer any questions you may have regarding rehab, detox, payments, insurance verification, and anything else you need to know. 

Does your Insurance Cover Rehab?

At Resurgence, we accept most PPO insurance. Verify your insurance now.