San Diego is known as a land of beautiful beaches, the perfect place to relax in the sun or take an exhilarating plunge in the Pacific. Unfortunately, the county also has its share of temptations to more toxic forms of “relaxation” and “exhilaration.” If you or a loved one need drug detox in San Diego, you may feel simultaneously overwhelmed by the problem and by the number of options available. The key, whether the drug(s) you need to detox from are opiates, alcohol, cocaine, benzodiazepines or something else, is to look for specific detox-program features to ensure you receive the highest quality treatment and finish ready for long-term sobriety. It’s worth the effort to find a rehab center, in San Diego or anywhere else in southern California, that truly fits your needs.
Although San Diego has many detox and rehab centers to choose from, it may not always be the best approach to be treated in the same area where you’re currently living. Staying too close to a familiar environment, where you could easily leave treatment and return to old habits and haunts, sometimes leads to feelings of complacency and reluctance to take the treatment process seriously. Successful detox outcomes are harder to come by in such a case. Inland Detox may be your answer: located an hour’s drive north of San Diego, we keep the comfortable atmosphere of a Southern California environment, but far enough from “regular” territory that you have space to focus on your recovery. If you’re looking for detox centers in San Diego, consider this option to stay relatively local while keeping the temptations of addiction beyond easy reach.
As far as the detox program itself is concerned, there are three primary features you should insist on. Most important, find a facility that specializes in stabilization and that provides close supervision by qualified personnel. The best centers work closely with licensed medical doctors, vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants and other professionals with medical credentials. Availability of medical professionals makes a facility better prepared to successfully handle any complications that may arise during detox, ensuring you a safe journey to physical sobriety.
Second, look for a detox program that includes counseling as a standard part of treatment. While physical stabilization is the primary objective of detox, it is not a replacement for long-term treatment, but a first step in a 90-day-or-longer program of residential rehab and/or intensive outpatient counseling. Detox can only get you physically sober; the full spectrum of treatment is necessary to address underlying causes of addiction. Hence, detox will prepare you for an intensive therapeutic environment, further levels of care and eventual long-term sobriety. Look for rehab centers, in San Diego or elsewhere, that list individual and group therapy as part of their treatment regimen and that employ licensed therapists (Ph.D’s, Psy.D’s, licensed marriage/family therapists and/or registered alcohol and drug technicians). A facility that utilizes highly qualified therapists is nearly always a facility that provides high-quality therapy, leaving you better prepared to process your recovery at the remaining levels of care.
Finally, you will want to identify drug rehabs in San Diego that provide long-term aftercare plans. Detoxification itself typically lasts five to seven days, and that is not nearly enough time to address addiction therapeutically – to deal with the underlying causes of your addiction. This is itself a lifetime process, and while formal therapy won’t last that long, it can take many months. Therefore, you want a detox center that understands this and provides aftercare planning in the form of residential treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment, or referrals to one or the other. The aftercare phase typically includes creating a long-term treatment plan based on your initial counseling sessions, processing of the major issues identified as driving your addiction, and a solid plan to transition back into normal life well-armed with the tools for remaining sober.
If you’ve read this far, you’re likely serious about considering a San Diego County rehab for yourself or a loved one. To take your first steps toward getting sober and building a better life, free from drugs and alcohol, please call Inland Detox today at (888) 739-8296. Our admissions staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you make informed decisions about treatment and to provide resources you need for getting on the path to sobriety.
Client assessment is a multi-stage process that begins when you first call and continues during the onsite intake process. When you call Inland Detox you’ll speak to an Admissions Advisor that will help you understand the admissions process. They’ll ask you about your needs and help you determine if Inland Detox is a right fit for you. Upon admission, you’ll be assessed by staff that will identify your immediate needs and they will work with clinical staff to design a custom treatment plan.
Client stabilization is the second goal of effective detox treatment. At this stage of care, our Clinical Director addresses the client’s immediate needs while taking in to account the unique history of each client. Inland Detox staff will coordinate efforts with your primary physician or a local physician if you need to continue a course of prescribed medication or begin a new course of medication in the process of detox.
Our clinical staff members design a custom treatment plan for each client of Inland Detox. Our treatment plans take in to consideration the substance abuse history of each client, their immediate medical, psychological, nutritional and social needs as well. Our understanding of the detox process is that it is the first step towards recovery. As such, our clinical and supportive staff members work in concert to suggest effective care upon discharge. This may include finding appropriate long-term residential care provider or making a transition to outpatient care.
When it’s time for our clients to transition from our detox program to their next level of care, we insure a smooth transition. Our clinical and administrative staff members will coordinate travel from our facility to our client’s next destination. Our goal is to insure that from the time our client’s reach us until the time they transition to their next stage in life, we are with them the entire way.