Premier Detoxification Program for Men & Women

Sierra by the Sea provides on-site detoxification for adults age 18 and older. Our detox program is a safe and supportive gender-inclusive environment where adult men and women receive personalized care from experienced professionals. Adults who complete detox at Sierra by the Sea take an important step toward long-term addiction recovery. 

Why Choose Detox?

When a person develops an addiction to certain substances, attempting to stop using those substances can cause the onset of several distressing and possibly even dangerous symptoms. This is known as withdrawal. 

Depending on several factors, such as which type of substance a person has become addicted to and how long they’ve been using that substance, trying to complete withdrawal without professional care can involve considerable physical pain and psychological distress. In some cases, attempting to complete withdrawal without proper assistance can be extremely dangerous.  

Thankfully, there is a better way for people to rid their bodies of addictive substances. 

At Sierra by the Sea, we provide a detoxification, or detox, program to help adults complete the withdrawal process safely and with minimal discomfort.  

Our detox program accepts adults age 18 and older who have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. We also provide treatment for adults whose struggles with addiction are accompanied by certain co-occurring mental health disorders.  

What Happens During Detox?

Throughout a person’s time in the detoxification program at Sierra by the Sea, they are cared for by an experienced team that includes psychiatrists and nurses. This team is committed to protecting each client’s well-being, monitoring their progress, and ensuring that our detox program remains a safe and supportive place. 

Our detox staff assesses the needs and goals of each adult who enters our program, and we develop a personalized plan to guide their progress as they complete detoxification.  

If a detox client’s withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated by prescription medication, this may be included in their plan. We also encourage clients to participate in therapeutic programming while they are in our detox program. In addition to helping them complete detox, therapy can also prepare clients for a successful transition to residential programming. 

Please note that, unlike our other programs, detoxification at Sierra by the Sea is provided in a gender-inclusive environment. 

The typical length of stay in detox for adults at Sierra by the Sea is three to five days. After successfully completing detox, clients can transfer directly to one of our gender-specific residential programs for men and women. 

What Are the Benefits of Detox?

The benefits of detoxification begin the day an adult enters the program, and they can continue to have a positive impact throughout their recovery journey. The following are a few examples of the many benefits adults may experience when they take part in detox at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California. 

Safety – When adults are in our detox program, they are safe from the continued danger of ongoing untreated substance use. Our detox program features round-the-clock supervision from a team of experienced professionals, which ensures that participants cannot access addictive substances. 

Strength – As a person rids their body of the substance or substances they’ve been using, they may begin to experience improvements in their physical and mental well-being. The strength and clarity a person can gain during detox can serve them well during their time in treatment and throughout their recovery journey.  

Self-confidence – Celebrating achievements and milestones is an important part of recovery. Completing the detox program at Sierra by the Sea is a tremendous achievement that can provide participants with a significant confidence boost. Some adults may once have doubted their ability to end their substance use and get through detox. Successfully completing detox can be proof that they are capable of more than they realize.  

Continuity of care – After completing detoxification at our center in Newport Beach, California, adults can transition directly to the next phase of their addiction treatment. This ensures continuity of care, protects them from immediate relapse, and provides a familiar atmosphere as they establish a solid foundation for recovery. 

The full scope of benefits an adult may receive from our detoxification program can vary depending on a variety of personal factors. As is the case with all aspects of care at Sierra by the Sea, we customize our detox services according to each client’s unique history, needs, and goals. 

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

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