At Aurora Vista del Mar Hospital, medical detoxification is provided for adults only in our inpatient Dual Diagnosis track for the following addictive substances:
Medical detoxification for adults only is accomplished by gradually withdrawing the individual from the addictive substance by the administration of appropriate medication, under the care of a physician. These medications prevent or reduce the withdrawal symptoms, which may occur when a drug or alcohol is stopped suddenly. While undergoing detoxification, the individual will attend therapeutic groups. These groups educate the individual about the effects of substance use and teach relapse prevention techniques. The individual also works with the treatment team to develop a comprehensive discharge plan.
We believe a team approach is the most effective method to deliver quality care. The treatment team is led by a psychiatrist and often includes a licensed therapist, psychiatric nurse, activity/recreational therapist, clinical social worker, and mental health counselors. The treatment team offers not only their clinical expertise and experience, but also their concern and compassion.
Private and confidential assessments and referral information are provided at no charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Vista del Mar Hospital's Intake Department. For information about any of our Adult Programs or Services or to schedule an assessment, please call 1-800-888-0560. Vista del Mar Hospital's Intake Department can also answer questions regarding funding.