Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Treatment Programs in San Francisco Bay Area
Stopping drugs or alcohol abruptly can cause significant withdrawal symptoms and sometimes even seizures or death.
We provide acute medical detoxification in our program, catering to the specialized needs of each patient. Medication-assisted treatment provides relief from withdrawal symptoms, together with a safe and comfortable environment that greatly increases a patient’s chances of success.
Detoxing from alcohol on your own can be dangerous and life-threatening. Abruptly stopping alcohol after long-term use can cause significant withdrawal symptoms, including seizures and delirium tremens. Our alcohol detoxification is medically supervised, so you can decrease withdrawal symptoms and detoxification safety in your own home.
Our alcohol outpatient detoxification program lasts from 3-5 days.
Day 1: you will receive IV fluids with vitamins and minerals to restore needed nutrients to your brain. You will also receive medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of seizures.
Days 2-5: For the next few days, you will come to the office daily and receive medications to help you with withdrawal symptoms.
For relapse prevention, we can prescribe medications to help you with cravings and prevent relapse. We also recommend AA and other 12 step recovery programs to continue to stay sober.
Opiates include heroin, Methadone, Kratom, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Percocet, Tramadol, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco), Fentanyl, and Morphine. Our opioid detoxification lasts 3-7 days. The length of the detoxification will vary depending on the length of the addiction, and what type of narcotics are involved. Patients have the option to detoxification with Suboxone or without it.
We also provide guidance for relapse prevention and monitoring long-term sobriety.
Stopping Benzodiazepines suddenly can cause withdrawal seizures, severe psychosis and can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Our Benzodiazepine detoxification lasts 5-7 days. Benzodiazepine dependency is usually linked to underlying anxiety and mood instability. We make sure your underlying anxiety is properly addressed and managed during detoxification. We prescribe medications to control withdrawal symptoms and treat underlying disorders. We also provide guidance for relapse prevention and monitoring long-term sobriety.
What Will Happen in Detoxification?
Our priority for every new patient entering the detoxification program is to make sure they are medically stable. Their neurological, emotional, and medical status are monitored continuously by our medical staff.
People detoxing in the past were expected to abstain from all substances and endure the symptoms of withdrawal without any medical treatment or supervision. We take a more compassionate (and more effective) approach, using medical assistance to help make the detoxification as comfortable as possible.
The Benefits of Detoxificationifying in An Outpatient Setting
- Be seen straight away: Our clinical staff will see you promptly, so no marathon sessions in a hospital waiting room.
- Supervision: Our medical staff will monitor you closely during your visit.
- Individually tailored treatment plan: We evaluate each patient on an individual basis to develop a treatment plan suited to your needs. if the need arises, you can be directly admitted to the Chemical Dependency Unit at Mills-Peninsula Hospital. Dr.Kanen is the Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit.
To learn more about our compassionate approach to recovery, please get in touch with us at 866-530-5486, or complete the form below.