Detox from Drugs & Alcohol in Orange County | The Mend California

The Detox

Detox is the first step on the journey of recovery.

The Mend’s medically supervised drug and alcohol detox allows the body to cleanse itself, so addiction treatment can begin.

At The Mend, our team ensures that each patient’s process is as safe and comfortable as possible.

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  1. First, our treatment team conducts a comprehensive assessment to determine the most effective detox process. Each customized plan is based on the client’s alcohol and substance use history, medical history and unique needs.
  2. Then, when drug or alcohol detoxification begins, our physician utilizes a wide range of safe and effective medications to help manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal.
  3. Finally, The Mend team can initiate the process of addiction treatment — if and when the patient is ready.


It’s important to seek help for detoxification, because withdrawal can be painful and even life-threatening if attempted alone.

Fear of facing the discomfort of withdrawal can also be one of the main reasons why people put off getting addiction treatment.

Users of prescription pain killers and heroin experience withdrawal symptoms such as pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. In most cases, the withdrawal symptoms are so severe the user feels the need to relapse immediately. At The Mend, we manage withdrawal symptoms so that patients with oxycodone, heroin, roxycodone, Vicodin, Dilaudid or Percocet addiction can make it through withdrawal safely and with minimum discomfort. Then, they can begin the road to recovery.


While opioid withdrawal is known for being difficult, alcohol withdrawal can be just as dangerous if attempted alone. A person suffering from alcohol dependency who stops cold turkey can experience serious and life-threatening side effects such as dehydration, vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms and delirium tremens. It’s critical that patients with alcohol dependency attempt detoxification in a safe and medically supervised environment.


Users of prescription anxiety medications can experience severe withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use. Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, or Ativan withdrawal symptoms range from irritability, headaches, sweating and dizziness, to hallucinations, insomnia, panic attacks and seizures. The more prolonged the use, the worse the client’s withdrawal symptoms will be. Benzodiazepine detoxification should only be attempted under the care of qualified addiction treatment professionals.


Other drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana typically have less acute withdrawal symptoms during detox. However, users will often experience intense cravings and discomfort during the detox process. At The Mend, our 24-hour staff supervision and medication can help ease this process and help prevent relapse during this early stage of recovery.


We understand that men and women have unique needs during the process of detoxification and stabilization, so we offer a gender-specific facility for both men and women. Our mission is to provide high-quality treatment services for the specific needs of men and women challenged with substance abuse and/or alcoholism.


After the client successfully completes the detoxification process, a transition into our residential addiction treatment program, followed by outpatient treatment and after-care maximizes the chances of success in recovery.

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We strive to provide professional, timely, effective and individualized interventions to assist our clients. We value each client’s potential and we work hard to help our clients recognize and identify their own potential to assist them in a successful path to recovery. We understand that clients are in treatment to learn how to live their lives effectively and we do not expect them to have all the answers. We recognize relapse can be a part of recovery. We understand and accept that a critical element of treatment is educating the client in making effective and productive choices/changes, which is accomplished by focusing on positive rather than negative actions, attitudes, and behaviors.

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