Genesis New Beginning
Psychologists & Therapists located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA
One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to addiction is the detoxification process, or detox. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, detox isn’t easy and can even be dangerous, making medical oversight a must. At Genesis New Beginning, the team of substance abuse specialists offers medication-assisted, outpatient detox to residents of Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
What is an outpatient detox?
A medication-assisted outpatient detox is designed to help you clean out your system of drugs or alcohol without having to check in for inpatient services.
At Genesis New Beginning, you can undergo an outpatient detox only after a thorough medical evaluation to make sure you don’t need closer supervision. For example, if you’ve been a heavy drinker for a number of years, alcohol withdrawal can pose a health risk in the form of seizures, hallucinations and so on.
The outpatient detox program at Genesis New Beginning helps with both the acute symptoms as well as long-term withdrawal side effects. To give you an idea of how long you may suffer withdrawal symptoms, the following are a few examples:
- Alcohol: Five to seven days
- Opioids: Four to 10 days
- Benzodiazepines: One to four weeks
- Marijuana: Five days
- Stimulants: One to two weeks
With medical oversight and the right medications, the team at Genesis New Beginning can expertly guide you through your detox.
What are the common side effects of detox?
The answer to this question largely depends upon the type of substance you have a problem with. By and large, the most common side effects of withdrawal across all substances include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Fever and chills
- Increased heart rate
- Seizures — generally found only in alcohol withdrawal, and such cases are rare
The medications that Genesis New Beginning provides help offset some of these side effects.
What medications are offered for detox?
To ease the detox process, Genesis New Beginning offers the following medications:
- Suboxone® for opioid addiction
- Sublocade® for opioid addiction
- Naltrexone® to curb alcohol cravings
In addition to these medications, the addiction specialists give you a list of things you can do to help your detox at home, including hot baths, natural sleep aids, and over-the-counter medications for any digestive issues you may encounter. The staff is also available for any questions you may have during your outpatient detox.
While detoxing isn’t easy, it’s one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being. To learn more, call Genesis New Beginning to set up a consultation, or fill out the form online.