May 9, 2024

How to Get into Emergency Detox

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Getting admitted into an emergency detox program can be a life-saving choice, especially in situation where you need help quickly.

Withdrawal from some substances can be dangerous outside of a clinical environment, and there is a strong risk of lethal overdose from synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

This guide outlines how to get into emergency detox quickly and easily.

If you or a loved one are in need of an emergency detox, call our admissions line at 800-994-2184 for fast admission within 24 hours.

Emergency Detox Hotline

Data from NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) show that 1.1 million U.S. adults needed addiction treatment but didn’t know how to get the help they needed.

Don’t be one of those statistics – call our emergency detox hotline at 800-994-2184 any time if you need information about drug detox, overdose, and treatment.

Where Can I Find an Emergency Detox Near Me?

If you need emergency detox for drugs or alcohol, Gratitude Lodge provides a comprehensive solution with same-day admission to ensure a safe and seamless transition from substance use to detoxification and recovery.

For those experiencing alcohol poisoning or opioid overdose, immediate interventions can be life-saving. The treatment teams at our emergency detox centers in Long Beach and Newport Beach, California, can administer medications and clinical care to mitigate complications.

The admissions team at Gratitude Lodge is available 24/7 to help with immediate needs, emergency detox, and ongoing inpatient treatment. Call 800-994-2184 to get started.

Government resources can be helpful for those unsure about what’s involved in the process and for those who need help finding treatment facilities. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers a treatment locator with options for detox centers. You can filter your search by type of treatment, medications used, and type of services offered.

Alternatively, call the national emergency substance abuse hotline at 1-800-662-4357.

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Steps to Admission for an Emergency Detox Center

If you feel that you or a loved one would benefit from emergency alcohol detox or drug detox, the admissions process is straightforward.

1) First contact and initial assessment

The journey begins with the first call or contact made to the emergency detox center. This step is where individuals or their loved ones reach out for help. The staff will listen attentively, offer immediate support, and guide you through the next steps. A brief assessment is conducted to understand the person’s current condition, substance use history, and any immediate health concerns. This can be done over the phone or in person, depending on the situation.

2) Verification of insurance and financial considerations

The emergency detox center will verify insurance coverage and discuss payment options. This step ensures that the person understands any financial responsibilities and explores all options for funding their treatment. If necessary, the facility may provide information on financial assistance or alternative payment options to ensure that everyone has access to the help they need.

3) Pre-admission medical screening

Before admission, a more detailed medical screening is often required to address any immediate health concerns and to prepare for a safe detoxification process. This may include blood tests, a physical examination, and a review of medical history. This step helps customize the treatment plan to meet their specific needs.

4) Arrival and admission

Upon arrival at an emergency detox center, individuals are welcomed into a supportive and caring environment. Staff are available to help with the transition and make the process as smooth as possible. The formal admission process includes completing paperwork and settling into the facility. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide reassurance.

5) Detox and treatment planning

Detoxification begins under close supervision by medical professionals.  After stabilization, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the individual. This plan is tailored to their specific needs, goals, and the underlying causes of their substance use.

6) Ongoing inpatient treatment

Recovery doesn’t end with detoxification. The center provides ongoing support through therapy, group sessions, and resources to aid in ongoing recovery. Most people who engage with emergency detox move into inpatient treatment, where they can address the psychological component of addiction.

How to Use Insurance for Emergency Detox

Start by thoroughly reviewing your insurance policy to understand which detox services are covered. Pay special attention to any specific provisions regarding emergency detoxification, substance use disorders, and mental health services.

Health insurance almost always covers the costs of detoxification when it’s deemed medically necessary for recovery. Check your insurance coverage right here.

Familiarize yourself with your rights under healthcare laws. Major health insurance providers are now obliged to offer at least partial coverage for substance abuse and mental health issues.

Before seeking emergency detox services, it might be necessary to get pre-authorization from your insurance provider. This step involves your provider approving the service as medically necessary before you receive treatment. Some detox centers can help you with the pre-authorization process. They often have experience working with insurance companies and can provide the necessary documentation and support.

Detox centers may offer to verify your insurance coverage for you. Provide them with your insurance details, and they will confirm which services your insurance will cover and discuss any out-of-pocket costs you may need to prepare for. Insurance for emergency detox ensures that everybody gets the help they require, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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Get Same-Day Admission for Detox at Gratitude Lodge

If you or someone you care about needs same-day detox, we can help you at Gratitude Lodge in Southern California. Our emergency detox centers are located in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CA, enabling people to withdraw from drugs or alcohol without delay.

 Supervised drug or alcohol detox at our luxury beachside facilities allows you to access FDA-approved medications alongside continuous clinical and emotional care. Our detox program streamlines the withdrawal process and helps people transition into ongoing inpatient treatment.

Treatment programs at Gratitude Lodge involve targeted therapies that include:

For emergency detox and ongoing addiction treatment, call Gratitude Lodge today at 800-994-2184.

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Joseph Gilmore has been working in the addiction industry for half a decade and has been writing about addiction and substance abuse treatment during that time. He has experience working for facilities all across the country. Connect with Joe on LinkedIn.
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Jenni Busse MS, LPCC

Jenni Busse MS, LPSS is the Clinical Director at Gratitude Lodge. Jenni oversees the clinical program and the clinical team at Gratitude Lodge as a whole. Jenni has worked in treatment for almost 14 years. Her background as a licensed therapist and her passion for helping others intersected with addiction recovery when she started working primarily in detox residential treatment.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment provides you with FDA-approved medications to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal while you’re in treatment. This makes the detox process easier and safer, as well as increasing the chances of a successful recovery.
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Outpatient Treatment

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Drug & Alcohol Detox

A crucial first step in the recovery process, our detox program provides a comfortable, medically supervised environment that addresses the physical aspect of addiction and eliminates substances from your body.

Use Our 24 Hour text line. You can ask questions about our program, the admissions process, and more.