Is detox considered treatment?
NO! Detox is just the beginning of the treatment process. This level of care is medically necessary to help individuals manage withdrawal symptoms and detox from substances safely under close medical supervision. Continued treatment at the next level of care provides individuals with knowledge about the disease process, healthy coping skills, the underlying causes of addiction and relapse prevention.
What can I expect on the first few days of detox?
On the first day of detox, you will meet with an admissions nurse who will complete a thorough Nursing Assessment which will determine your medical plan of care during the detox process. One of our doctors will meet with you to complete a History & Physical that will enable them to identify any medical issues or other needs that should be addressed during the detox process. You will also be assigned a Counselor/ Case Manager who will complete a Psycho-Social Assessment, discuss the initial therapeutic goals for your treatment experience, facilitate discharge planning, provide education, and offer ongoing emotional support. Nursing staff are available 24-hours a day to facilitate doctor’s orders, and provide the necessary care for a safe and effective detoxification process, as well as assist you with other special needs. Other members of the treatment team will also introduce themselves and provide you with an orientation to the unit, take you on a tour, provide you with a notebook containing program information and a group schedule, provide you with a recovery book, and present you with a 24-hour sobriety chip.
What is the detox unit like?
The detox unit is in a hospital based setting located on the 3rd floor of Menifee Valley Medical Center. Each patient is assigned a private room with a personal bathroom during their stay. The unit is beautifully decorated, and designed to provide a sense of serenity during the detox process. A large lounge with beautiful views serves as an area to visit with loved ones, gather with other patients for movies and group activities, and provide a quiet area for self-reflection. Therapeutic groups take place in an intimate group room and are facilitated by professional counseling staff. The main floor of the unit circles around a large nursing station of supportive, knowledgeable, and responsive nursing staff, with the Administrative Team easily accessible close by in offices located around the main hallway.
What can I expect when receiving treatment at Global Medical Detox?
You can expect to see a medical doctor on a daily basis to manage your withdrawal symptoms and establish a safe and effective medically supervised detoxification. Withdrawal from drug or alcohol addiction can cause varying degrees of physical symptoms. The nursing staff is available 24-hours a day to provide care as set forth by the doctor, as well as assist you with other special needs. Educational groups are facilitated daily that focused on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, coping skills, relaxation, 12-step philosophy, and more. We encourage you to attend all groups as soon as you feel capable. Groups provide valuable knowledge and personal insight regarding the important steps necessary for maintaining long-term recovery.
What are the visiting hours and how can family get in touch with me?
The visiting hours are Monday-Friday from 5:00-6:00pm. Weekend visiting hours are from 2:00-4:00pm. With treatment team approval, special visiting arrangements may be made as necessary.
What is a Case Manager?
A Case Manager is a chemical dependency counselor assigned to you upon admission who will remain your counselor during your entire stay. He/she will check-in with you daily to set goals for the day, encourage you to attend groups, discuss discharge planning, and address any other needs during your stay. Case managers/counselors provide education, crisis intervention, problem-solving, support, and emotional support during your stay.