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Drug Detox Center in Southern California

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A Better & Safer Way To Detox From Drugs

LifeSync Malibu’s residential detox program is designed with a primary focus on ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for individuals seeking to detox from drugs. Our expert medical staff and dedicated team are here to offer not only medical support but also emotional guidance at our drug detox center in Southern California.

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What We Offer

Residential Detox Programs at LifeSync Malibu

An individualized treatment plan for drug abuse provides tailored care and support to meet each person’s unique needs and circumstances. Here are five key benefits and expectations when undergoing drug detox at our Southern California treatment center:

Your treatment plan is customized based on your drug history, health condition, and personal goals, ensuring a targeted approach that suits you best.
With a personalized plan, medical professionals can manage and alleviate withdrawal symptoms through appropriate medications and therapies, making the detox process safer and more comfortable.
A thorough assessment is conducted initially to understand your medical, psychological, and social needs, enabling the development of a precise plan to address all aspects of your addiction.
You’ll have access to a ready team of experts, including medical professionals, counselors, therapists, and support staff, who work collaboratively to guide you through the detox process and provide emotional and medical support.
Your plan should extend beyond detox, outlining a comprehensive continuum of care that may include ongoing rehabilitation, therapy, support groups, and aftercare strategies, setting the stage for a successful long-term recovery journey.
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Medical Detox In A Luxury Setting

Our unique detox and residential healing approach requires an extraordinary staff in a spectacular setting. With a large estate-like center in Southern California our team has created a perfect place for you to start your journey to health and wholeness. Approaching the recovery process for a substance use disorder starts with the detox phase of treatment. During the detox and withdrawal process, the body will expel the associated toxins and begin to adjust to the absence of the substance. A medical detox refers to a detox from drugs or alcohol that occurs under the supervision and guidance of medically trained detox professionals. At LifeSync Malibu, our expert medical detox team will safely guide each individual entering recovery through the detox process.

What to Expect

What Does the Drug Detox Process Entail?

From private accommodations to personalized attention, every part of our detox program is designed to provide a comfortable experience. With a team of compassionate health professionals and a peaceful setting, LifeSync Malibu sets the stage for comprehensive healing. Our top priority is providing a secure and soothing environment so you can move through detox comfortably and effectively. Here's what to expect in our Southern California program:


Each client will meet with their assigned addiction treatment team providers, who will review their drug and alcohol history, psychiatric history, and medical history. The initial consultation will provide an in-depth review of past and current mental health and medical conditions, as treating the entire person is a key approach at LifeSync Malibu.

The Diagnosis

The initial diagnosis will be made, but there will be a continuing review over the course of the treatment programming to assess and update as needed. We understand that there are many facets to an individual, and the process is ongoing.

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During the addiction treatment and rehab process, the clients will be involved in individual therapy, group therapy, psychological and psychiatric assessments, educational groups, nutrition, exercise, meditation, and experiential therapies.
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Benefits of Luxury Detox in Malibu

Some of our amenities at our drug detox center include:

  • Dr. Booth’s customized treatment protocol for sobriety and detoxification in a spa-like setting
  • Treatment of Dual Diagnosis Clients
  • Genetic testing for response to psychiatric medications to ensure the best response to therapy
  • Dream Analysis and Group Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Joint Commission Accredited
  • Industry-leading medical and psychological therapeutics
  • A holistic approach to treatment
  • Board-Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist on staff full-time
  • Intensive one-on-one therapy sessions with expert therapists
  • Physician-Lead TreatmentComfortable detox in a spa-like setting
  • Serene retreat-like setting
  • Pet Friendly
  • 5,200 Sqft, updated with modern amenities
  • Private rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms Spacious and comfortable; private rooms available
  • Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Chef-prepared gourmet meals
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What to Expect

What Happens During Detox?

After someone has developed a prolonged substance dependence or addiction, the brain will have experienced some alterations. As the brain had become accustomed to the consistent intake of the psychoactive substance, adaptations were made. As the substance took over dopamine production, the brain reduced its natural dopamine production. Over time, the brain’s reward system became dependent on the substance, and neural pathways were eventually altered.
During detox, your body has to adjust to not having the substance. These adjustments can lead to people experiencing withdrawal symptoms, but with time, your body will stabilize and your withdrawal symptoms will ease.

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Is Emotional Support Provided During Detox?

While a medical detox team is overseeing the physical symptoms, they will also be assisting with the psychological effects of detox. Many withdrawal symptoms are associated with mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and mood swings. These professionals will address these symptoms and the coexisting emotional effects that could otherwise derail the detox entirely. One of the critical roles of a detox team is to safely guide the individual through the rough patches of detox. Without this support, they may be unable to endure the process and just give up. LifeSync Malibu provides medical detox services, treatment elements, and more.

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What Happens After Detox?

Completing the detox is only the first step on the road to recovery from a substance use disorder or chemical dependency. It is a mistake to believe that detox is all that is needed to enter recovery. Without the psychotherapy to help change behavior patterns, the addictive response to stressors or triggers will return.

Immediately following the medical detox the individual should enroll in a comprehensive treatment program. Programs like LifeSync’s Southern California addiction treatment services can offer the fundamental interventions of evidence-based treatment:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management (MAT)
  • 12-step or similar programming
  • Family-focused group sessions
  • Education and relapse prevention planning
  • Holistic activities
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Aftercare planning
What to Expect

Withdrawal Symptoms

Each and every detox experience will vary between individuals. Even those with the same substance use disorder may have completely different detox experiences. The severity of the withdrawal symptoms depends on a host of factors, including:

  • Which substance or substances are involved
  • What the daily consumption rate was
  • How long the person was engaged in substance abuse
  • The general health status of the individual
  • The age of the person
  • If there are any coexisting mental health issues

For certain substances, a tapering schedule will be designed by the drug detox physician to reduce exposure to the drug slowly. This helps to avoid serious health risks during the detox process.

There are some general withdrawal symptoms experienced by individuals with specific substances:

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How Will the Effects of Detox be Controlled?

The importance of having a medically supervised detox cannot be overstated. Individuals going through detox and withdrawal may experience sudden and unpredicted symptoms that require immediate medical intervention by the detox team. This is why there is a need for constant monitoring of vital signs and withdrawal symptoms by addiction experts. That’s where the professionals at LifeSync can help.

As someone goes through the detox process, they will begin to experience emerging withdrawal symptoms. These begin about 8 hours after the last exposure to the substance, although the onset of symptoms varies between them.

The medical detox team will administer appropriate medications to help relieve symptoms and reduce the chance of a seizure occurring. Medications commonly used in detox include benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Librium, which can assist with reducing seizure risk and anxiety. Antidepressants may be provided, as well as clonidine and beta-blockers. Over-the-counter medications help relieve such symptoms as gastrointestinal distress, fever and headache, and muscle and joint pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Drug Detox Center is a specialized facility that provides medical and psychological support to individuals undergoing detoxification from drugs or alcohol. Detoxification, often referred to as detox, is the process of removing toxic substances from the body. In the context of addiction treatment, drug detox is the initial phase aimed at managing withdrawal symptoms and safely cleansing the body of the substance of abuse.
Drug detox plays a critical role in addiction treatment by addressing the physical aspects of substance dependence. It is the first step towards recovery and is designed to help individuals safely navigate through withdrawal symptoms. By managing the discomfort and risks associated with withdrawal, detoxification sets the foundation for subsequent phases of addiction treatment, such as therapy and counseling.
The duration of drug detox treatment varies depending on factors such as the type of substance used, the severity of addiction, individual health considerations, and the detox protocols of the facility. Generally, drug detox can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. However, detox is only the beginning of the recovery journey, and further treatment and support are typically needed post-detox.

Different types of addiction detox programs are available to cater to varying needs and preferences:

  • Inpatient Detox: This involves round-the-clock care in a residential setting and is suitable for those with severe addictions or complex medical needs.
  • Outpatient Detox: This allows individuals to receive detox services while living at home and attending scheduled treatment sessions.
  • Medically-Assisted Detox: Medications are used to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, under medical supervision.
  • Holistic Detox: This approach incorporates alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, or meditation alongside traditional medical detox methods.
While drug detox is an essential step in addiction treatment, its effectiveness can vary depending on individual circumstances. Factors such as the substance of abuse, the duration of addiction, overall health, and willingness to engage in ongoing treatment all influence the outcome. Success in recovery often requires a comprehensive approach that includes detox, therapy, support groups, and lifestyle changes.

It can be challenging to determine if someone needs drug detox treatment, but there are signs to watch for:

  • Physical Dependence: Symptoms of withdrawal when not using the substance.
  • Increased Tolerance: Needing more of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
  • Loss of Control: Inability to stop using despite negative consequences.
  • Health Issues: Presence of health problems related to substance use.
  • Behavioral Changes: Significant changes in behavior or mood.

If you suspect that someone needs drug detox treatment, encourage them to seek help from a healthcare professional or addiction treatment center. A professional assessment can determine the appropriate level of care needed for recovery.

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Most PPO Insurance Accepted at Our Drug Detox Center in CA

Help reduce costs by utilizing your insurance plan. LifeSync Malibu is proud to accept many PPO health insurance plans to help cover the cost of rehab. Call our team today to discuss your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs for treatment. If you do not want to use insurance for increased privacy, we can provide you with our private pay rates for 30, 60, or 90 days of treatment.

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