Clear Mind Treatment OP Detox Program

Outpatient Detox Program, santa MonicaOutpatient Detox Rehabilitation Program in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

Clear Mind Centers Outpatient Detox Rehabilitation Program allows people to seek help either at our facility or at home during the day. While you can stay at the comfort of their own home at night. For many people, outpatient treatment is preferable to inpatient care. This way you can continue to work and keep up with familial responsibilities, while getting the addiction treatment you need. Generally, these types of programs also tend to be more cost-effective as people don’t have to pay for 24-hour care.

Clear Mind Treatment will go the extra length to check in with the clients via telemedicine platforms as well, which gives extra support and provides extra safety.

After successful detoxification Clear Mind Treatment offers intensive therapy and after care for life.

Do I Need a Detox Program?

If you need alcohol or drugs for your body to feel normal, then you likely need help. Getting through detox isn’t just a matter of will power and stopping “cold turkey” without at least medical help is never recommended. In some cases, withdrawal can put your life at risk. Even when it’s not as serious, it’s still a big challenge.

Our program gives you support to guide you through the withdrawal. That often includes medicine to help ease symptoms as well as care for medical and mental health conditions.

Your symptoms may last a week or more, typically hitting their worst within 24-72 hours. You’re more likely to stick with a detox program when you have lots of help.

What to Expect

Detox involves the body to process out substances of abuse. With medical detox, medical supervision is provided.

What to expect from Outpatient Detox Rehabilitation Program.

In our outpatient detox programs, our team of professionals guiding treatment will come up with a personalized plan to meet each client’s specific needs. An individual’s entire medical history needs to be considered as well as their history with substance abuse and attempts at recovery.

Outpatient programs work best for people who have a stable and safe home life. If the person lives in an unsafe home environment or with people who abuse drugs or alcohol, inpatient treatment is a better choice.

Will I get Medications?

Medications may be prescribed to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. In some instances, medications are used to replace the drug of abuse; clients are then slowly weaned off the maintenance medication over weeks or months.

For opioid detox, Suboxone is commonly prescribed. The medication successfully activates the same part of the brain that’s triggered by opioid abuse, but it doesn’t produce the same high. The brain is satisfied, however, because it thinks it’s still getting the substance of abuse. This keeps withdrawal symptoms at bay, helping the individual to focus on therapy and reducing the likelihood of relapse.

Medications are also given to address specific withdrawal symptoms, such as anti-nausea medications for intestinal issues or over-the-counter painkillers to ease aches and pains. Alternative forms of pain and symptom management may also be provided during outpatient detox, such as balanced nutrition, adequate hydration, and massage therapy.

What about Psychotherapy?

While the bulk of therapy takes place once the person has stabilized after withdrawal, some therapeutic meetings may begin during detox. Here at Clear Mind Treatment we believe that psychological support is a key component of this early stage of recovery. Without adequate support during detox, relapse is likely.

Our clients will meet with our counselors and support staff when they come to the clinic for outpatient detox. Ensuring the client has a strong support system at home in the form of friends and family will also be a critical part of the planning process at admission.

The Withdrawal Process

The length of the detox process and the specific symptoms experience depend on the individual as well as the substance of abuse. Someone who is withdrawing from alcohol will have a different experience than someone who is withdrawing from opioids. While individual differences, such as a person’s age, gender, metabolism, history of substance abuse, and physical and mental health status, will determine specifics of the withdrawal process, there are some things you can expect when withdrawing from certain substances of abuse.

Types of withdrawals:

Marijuana withdrawal:

The general symptoms are typically mild and resolve within a few days to two weeks. However, the person might feel anxious, tired, and irritable. Their appetite may be affected as well.

Alcohol withdrawal:

These symptoms can be severe and life-threatening, so medical detox is required. Nausea and vomiting are common. In addition, the person might experience an elevated heart rate, tremors, anxiety, and insomnia. Inpatient detox is generally recommended for alcohol withdrawal due to the potential severity of symptoms and the risk of developing delirium tremens.

Opioid withdrawal:

Opioid detox can be intense with symptoms such as excessive sweating, muscle cramps, hot flashes, chills, diarrhea, anxiety, and nausea. Individuals shouldn’t quit opioids cold turkey. As mentioned, medication-assisted treatment, such as buprenorphine, may be prescribed to ease the withdrawal process.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal:

Medical detox is necessary for benzodiazepine withdrawal due to the severity of symptoms. Usually, doctors prescribe a tapering process where the dosage of benzodiazepines is slowly lowered over a period of time until the person is eventually fully weaned off the drugs. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, irritability, muscle aches, poor concentrations, and insomnia. In some instances, life-threatening seizures can develop.

Stimulant withdrawal:

Withdrawal symptoms include increased fatigue, depression, sweating, muscle aches, and irritability. If psychiatric symptoms are severe, the individual will be referred to inpatient care. In both inpatient and outpatient stimulant detox, we monitor patients for signs of depression.

Is an Outpatient Detox Program the Right Choice?

At Clear Mind Treatment our supervising physician must determine if an outpatient detox program is appropriate.

Outpatient detox will be most successful for someone who has a strong support system, a safe home environment, and life responsibilities they can’t take a break from. The key is to develop a plan of action before the process begins to limit access to substances of abuse as well as opportunities to encounter triggers

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Outpatient Detox Rehabilitation Program allows you to be in Control.


Because the patient retains control of his/her movements, an outpatient detox program allows you to be in charge of your own recovery. While there are more temptations with outpatient detox since patients live in the outside world, they also have the opportunity to put lessons learned into practice right away.

Again, support is critical. With the assistance of medical professionals in an outpatient detox program as well as a strong support system at home, individuals can successfully complete the withdrawal process and move on to addiction therapy.

There are advantages to detoxifying in an outpatient setting

Outpatient Detox Rehabilitation Program at Clear Mind Treatment offers our patients several benefits.

  1. No waiting. Our medical staff sees you quickly, rather than leaving you sitting in the hospital emergency room or waiting for transfer up to the medical floor.
  2. More intensive. Our medical staff sees you every 4 hours.
  3. No rush to taper medication too rapidly. Hospitals feel pressured to discharge patients quickly, leading to the possibility of a hurried detoxification. Our staff gradually tapers detox medication and manages protracted withdrawal symptoms for as long as necessary.

During detoxification, you receive compassionate, professionally managed care.

Don’t let the fear of detox keep you from getting treatment. We expertly manage withdrawal in our safe, comfortable environment or even at the safety and comfort of your own home.

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Daily group therapy available between 4-7pm

  • Monday9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday9:00AM - 4:00PM
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  • Friday9:00AM - 4:00PM
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