Detoxification, or detox, is the first step in overcoming an addiction
to drugs or alcohol. Mission Pacific Coast Recovery uses the most advanced
medical techniques to provide the safest and most comfortable detoxification
Upon admission, patients are carefully assessed for individual medical
detox needs and then monitored round-the-clock by our team of addiction
specialists. As able, they will participate in treatment activities, with
staff consistently available to provide all of the support, education
and nurturing needed during this critical early stage of treatment.
Every patient is unique, so the length and structure of detox treatment
can vary — depending upon age, general health, specific medical
needs, the type of drug addiction and the frequency and duration of use.
If chronic pain has led to a reliance on prescription drugs, then a medically
supervised detoxification program is designed to not only rid the body
of the toxins accumulated by drug use and comfortably manage withdrawal
symptoms, but also to unwind the pain caused by the opiates. While undergoing
traditional chemical dependency treatment, patients are also introduced
to alternative pain management strategies such as group psychotherapy
and holistic therapies.