Why Is Your Drug Detox Center Important?

Safe, Comfortable Detox Center to Begin A Healthy, New Life

Your choice of a detox center is one of the most important choices when considering treatment for alcohol or drug addiction. Television shows and movies haven’t done anything to help, as they often depict detoxification in overly dramatic ways.

At Laguna View Detox our caring staff works with patients to ensure the detoxification process is as comfortable and safe as possible. Rather than facing the fear of the unknown, our transparent treatment process keeps you informed every step of the way so there are no unpleasant surprises.

Goals of Detox

While you are in detox, there are a couple of main goals:

  • Physical Stabilization
  • Psychological stabilization

We ensure your comfort at each stage of your stabilization process, making sure you get enough rest, restoring your body to a healthy state, and adjust to any new medications for a co-occurring disorder. This is the time in your recovery when you get to know the treatment center, and you take it easy and allow yourself to heal.

Why Is Your Detox Center Important?

Detoxification is important because it’s the process that allows drugs and alcohol to leave your body. Some users consider detoxing at home, but this is dangerous and can have potentially fatal consequences. Our detox center ensures safety and as much comfort as possible during withdrawal symptoms. Although drug or alcohol detox can be uncomfortable, it’s a critical part of the recovery process and sets you up for success throughout the remaining treatment program. Our patients at Laguna View Detox never have to go through detox alone. Professional staff members with expertise in drug and alcohol detox provide round-the-clock support and care throughout the process. The emphasis placed on safe and effective detox methods at Laguna View Detox ensures that your safety, health, and comfort are a priority to us.

The Detox Process at Laguna View Detox

Because each person is different and has unique treatment needs, we take an individualized approach by assessing patient history, as well as physical and psychological health. These evaluations pave the way toward a detox program created with you in mind.

The type of substance abuse involved also plays a role in the detox process. When opiates, such as heroin, Vicodin and Oxycontin, or alcohol are involved, detoxification can take a little longer. This phase can last anywhere from three to seven days. The length of your detox is determined by your specific needs.

It’s normal to experience certain withdrawal symptoms during detox. These can include:

  • Strong cravings for the drug of choice
  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea

No matter what the length of your detox, our caring staff members are present day and night to ensure that you’re safe and supported. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible and medications for withdrawal symptom relief may be administered. You will not go through this first treatment phase alone but rather surrounded by professionals who understand what you’re going through and want to help. You will have access to a trusted team of physicians, nursing team, and detox specialists at any point during the detoxification process and they are available to help with any medical needs that arise.

Detox: Your Second Step toward Health and Hope

At Laguna View Detox, we recognize that admitting you have a drug or alcohol problem is the first step toward recovery. But recovering from addiction cannot begin without getting toxic drug or alcohol chemicals out of your system. In addition to detoxing your body, this all-important second step sets you up to focus on why addiction occurred and how to prevent a relapse in the future.

A qualified team of Addiction Specialists leads the Laguna View Detox’s exclusive alcohol and drug detox program. We know that addiction develops in many layers and so our treatment for recovery is also conducted in several layers. Detoxification is the first layer that helps you break free from addiction.

Facing drug or alcohol addiction is something no one plans for. But addiction is an equal opportunity disease that affects individuals and families from all walks of life, all races, and all socioeconomic levels.

Laguna View Detox offers a progressive and sophisticated drug and alcohol detox program with many features:

  • The program is led by some of the most highly respected professionals in the treatment of addiction
  • Your comfort and safety are always at the forefront
  • Luxury amenities
  • Personalized care and attention

All of this is provided to help you heal while giving you the comfort and knowledge that we are with you every step of the way.

Reach out today to change your life and regain the health and happiness you deserve.

Which Drugs Can Cause Withdrawals?

You may be wondering if you or your family member is in need of a medical or medically supervised detox. In order to understand the necessity of this process, it will help to learn more about what certain drugs can do to your system and the consequences that come once those drugs are removed.

Here are the drugs most commonly associated with painful and/or difficult withdrawal:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines



Surprisingly to many, the most severe of all withdrawals comes from excessive alcohol use and abuse. Many alcoholics suffer from delirium tremens, paranoia, jitters and the shakes. Those with compromised liver function and long-term usage suffer the worst effects when trying to remove alcohol. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this withdrawal can actually be fatal and must be done professionally.



Prescription drugs like morphine, OxyContin, and Vicodin, as well as the street form, Heroin, all fall into this class. People who try to stop these drugs ‘cold-turkey’ can feel flu-like symptoms that can last for several days to a week. A professional detox seeks to make the person detoxing more comfortable, with the idea that getting through this symptomatic period without consequence will make sobriety more likely.



Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are meant to sedate the individual, and to calm anxiety and other disorders. These drugs can lead to life-threatening complications during the withdrawal process, and hallucinations, seizures, and tremors may occur. Anyone looking to detox off of these drugs should seek professional help.



While cocaine does not cause serious medical complications upon withdrawal, it can certainly be uncomfortable and cause anxiety, irritability and concentration issues. Typically inpatient treatment is recommended for cocaine users so that these month-long effects can be overcome in a safe location.



Illicit drugs like methamphetamines and prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall create boosts in nervous system activity. Users getting off of these drugs have been reported to have episodes of psychosis and other unusual brain activity. It is imperative that professional help is sought for those suffering from addiction to amphetamines.