Detoxification, including alcohol detox, drug detox, opiate detox, heroin detox, prescription pill detox, alcohol withdrawal and detox medications are all issues for addicts who have found that they cannot stop using alcohol, drugs or other medications.

Detoxification is not drug treatment care and rehabilitation. David Smith, MD, said, "When there is physical dependence, medical interventions may be needed to counter withdrawal symptoms and make full detoxification possible. The tools of detoxification include a pharmacopeia of medications that work to ease withdrawal symptoms and help the individual's system regain a healthy balance."

The definition of detoxification is a set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal. It is a clearing of toxins from the body of someone who is acutely intoxicated and/or dependent on substances of abuse. Detoxification seeks to minimize the physical harm caused by the abuse of substances. Supervised detoxification may prevent potentially life-threatening complications that might appear if the person was left untreated.

 

 

About Drug Detox and Alcohol Detox

Cornerstone of Southern California can treat all chemical dependencies including but not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics (Vicodin, Oxycontin, Norco, Fentanyl, methadone, heroin, Dilaudid, Percocet, morphine, Suboxone)
  • Sedative hypnotics (Xanax, Valium, Librium, Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta, Ativan, Serax)
  • Stimulants (methamphetamine and amphetamine, Adderal, Ritalin), cocaine, marijuana, PCP and the designer drugs, (Ecstasy, GBH, ketamine)

Anti-craving Medications Help with the Detox Process

The Cornerstone clinical team will explain recommendations for any of the newer anti-craving medications now prescribed by addiction medicine physicians. If you have had trouble staying off drugs in the past, there are new medication options available to help you with detoxification.


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  • Dr. Stone, I am so grateful to your program and also your generosity. I was a hopeless addict who believed there was no way of getting clean. Thanks to my sister and Cornerstone staff, I recently took my 90 day chip in N.A. Thanks, my life has been changed.
    ~ Isaac C.
  • "This was the best foundation I could have asked for to be sober. My case manager was the Best!! She showed me your life can be exciting and sober."
    ~ Tina H.
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    ~ Jim V.
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Addiction the Disease

How do you know if you have this disease?

How do you know if a loved one, a colleague, an employee, a friend, or your cellmate has this disease? There are endless definitions but here is mine. There are five pieces of the puzzle and all have to be present to be sure it is an addiction.

First - compulsion. This is not all the time, it is not every day but it is obvious. The cocaine addict gets the urge to use cocaine, the alcoholic craves a drink and the Vicodin addict is driven to get the pills. Addicts get the compulsion to do "it" (what they are addicted to) ...

Second - they do "it". I believe it is possible to be an... Read More »

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Incidental Medical Services (IMS)

On January 1, 2016, Chapter 744, Assembly Bill 848 was enacted authorizing adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide IMS. AB 848 amends sections 11834.03 and 11834.36, and adds sections 11834.025 and 11834.026 to the Health and Safety Code to allow licensed residential providers the option to apply to DHCS for approval to provide IMS in their facilities.

IMS are services provided at a licensed residential facility by a health care practitioner that address medical issues associated with either detoxification or the provision of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services to assist in the enhancement of treatment services. IMS does not include the provision of general primary medical care. IMS must be related to the patient's process of moving into long-term recovery.

The following six categories of IMS services may be provided after receiving approval from DHCS:

  • Obtaining medical histories.
  • Monitoring health status to determine whether the health status warrants transfer of the patient in order to receive urgent or emergent care.
  • Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
  • Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services.
  • Overseeing patient self-administered medications.
  • Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.

https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment

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