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Drug & Alcohol Detox Center in Newport Beach

The first step to recovery

What is Detoxification?

Detox, or detoxification, is the process of getting rid of any drugs or alcohol from your body. During this time, your body may react in uncomfortable or even startling ways, both physically and mentally. Some reactions can even be deadly. Detoxing requires supervision by a credentialed specialist and occasionally requires medical intervention to help ease the process. The time it takes to complete detox depends on individual factors, such as what substance was abused, how long it was abused, the substance intake method, your genetic makeup and current health.

There are inpatient and outpatient detox programs available. Gratitude Lodge offers inpatient detox programs at our drug detox center in Newport Beach. You’ll stay in our luxurious, welcoming rooms and have access to treatment and counseling professionals during your recovery. We also offer outpatient detox through our local partners. This is an option for those who have a less severe addiction and want to continue their work or school during detox. Though detox sounds uncomfortable, it’s a crucial first step to starting your new life.

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Why is Detoxing Important?

Getting the drugs or alcohol out of your system is the first step to recovery. Detoxing in a safe, professionally-staffed alcohol detox center in Newport Beach is important because your brain may have become dependent on drugs or alcohol, which can affect its chemical makeup. In severe dependency cases, suddenly ending alcohol intake could lead to fatal seizures, and suddenly stopping the intake of benzos (benzodiazepine) could lead to delirium, a lost sense of self, and psychosomatic responses.

At Gratitude Lodge, our credentialed staff is trained and medically equipped to provide these on-site detox services at our drug detox center in Newport Beach. Our team is also empathetic and can guide you through the emotional side of recovery. Detoxification can be the most difficult part of early recovery, which is why we offer personalized care, group therapy support, and an encouraging environment.

Our Detox Programs

We provide substance-specific detox programs for a range of addictions at our drug and
alcohol detox center in Newport Beach, CA. Click on the specific detox program to learn more!

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Your Sober Tomorrow Starts Today

The admissions staff at our alcohol and drug detox center in Newport Beach is available 24/7 to answer your questions.

The Process of Detoxing


The time it takes to detox and the methods used depend on the length of drug abuse, methods of intake, and genetics. During evaluation, you can expect mental and physical screenings, providing family history, blood tests, and medication.


Because you may experience withdrawal symptoms, medical and mental therapies are provided. You may also receive addiction treatment drugs ranging from antidepressants to pills that suppress the desire for alcohol or drugs.

Preparing for Treatment

The medical team will help decide if your treatment is best suited for inpatient facilities or outpatient facilities. Gratitude Lodge inpatient drug detox facilities in Newport Beach offer structured environments free from distraction and temptation. Outpatient care offers therapy while you live at home and continue your career or family life.

Does Detoxing Have Side Effects?

During detoxification, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms as the brain attempts to make up for the feel-good chemicals generated from drug or alcohol dependency. Prescription medication to assist with your withdrawal symptoms may also cause side effects. Here are some side effects you may experience during detox — which is why it’s important to detox under professional care instead of going cold turkey or using at-home detox kits.

  • Fatigue
  • Drug cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Depersonalization
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Irritability

How Long Does Detoxing Take?

The detoxification process depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you’ve been using drugs or alcohol. It can typically take anywhere from days or months to get past withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms for alcohol can last up to a few weeks. Withdrawal from opiates can last up to 10 days, and prescription drug withdrawal can last months or years.

You may have heard of rapid detox or ultra-rapid detox, which requires anesthesia while medication replaces drugs in the body. Though this method is a fast way to remove drugs and avoid withdrawal symptoms, it can be a shock to the system and come with a lot of risks and a higher price tag. This method is usually considered for addictions to opiates and painkillers.

What Happens After Detox?

While detox is the first physical step to recovery, there are mental steps involved in recovery after detox. Structured activities, group therapy, and individual counseling are built into your day when you stay at our inpatient residential addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach. After completing inpatient detox and recovery, you’ll transition to outpatient care, where you can stay in your own home, attend work or school, and attend therapy on varying daytime or evening schedules.

You’ll feel your withdrawal symptoms become manageable after detox with your medical therapy. Then, you can partake in group activities, learn from a set schedule, develop responsibility, and become self-sufficient again. Taking all of the steps from detoxification to outpatient rehabilitation is what helps establish the foundation of a lasting recovery and decreases the chance of relapse.

Is Detoxing Covered by Insurance?

We accept most PPO insurances at Gratitude Lodge, whether you’re staying with us for as little as 7 days or more than 90 days. We accept BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Aetna, and many more. As with any insurance, the cost depends on your insurance policy deductible and your policy co-pay. Inpatient and outpatient facility costs may vary.

Some insurance policies may limit your care providers or may want you to contribute to the cost. Most treatment facilities can help determine if your insurance is eligible. We’re happy to see if your insurance covers treatment for you or your loved ones. When you choose Gratitude Lodge, you’re choosing a fresh start.

Don’t Let Addiction Control You


Our Partners

We accept most PPO insurance

Drug and alcohol rehab should be accessible to everyone. At Gratitude Lodge,
we work with most insurance plans to cover the costs of treatment.

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