Acute detoxification is a form of drug and alcohol abuse treatment in which a patient is weaned off their alcohol or drug addiction immediately with the help of medical supervision.
Detoxification is a serious medical process that usually takes three to five days, depending on the substance. Medication-supported detoxification is often necessary to ensure safe withdrawal.
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers
Mills-Peninsula substance abuse treatment centers provide intensive medical management of acute detoxification for adults age 18 and older in a confidential hospital unit.
We are certified to use the most current medications designed to support detoxification, alleviate symptoms and maintain sobriety. High doses of these medications may be used early to control the worst symptoms. Doses are then gradually reduced over several days.
Acute detoxification services are provided by a multidisciplinary team. Admitting doctors are board-certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). They are supported by psychiatric staff to care for patients with a dual diagnosis.
Our licensed nursing staff and our family and chemical dependency therapists are highly experienced and focus solely on safe detoxification and comprehensive planning for recovery.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Acute detoxification is followed by rehabilitation treatment. This may include brief inpatient stabilization, a referral for residential day treatment or participation in our intensive outpatient program, depending on your needs.
As a patient, you participate in the development of your own recovery plan with input from family and significant others.
Research shows that successful recovery is directly related to the length of outpatient treatment. Mills-Peninsula's outpatient programs provide up to 12 weeks of treatment and support.
In addition, we provide a (free) weekly ongoing recovery group for one year for patients, family and significant others who have completed primary treatment.
Key components of our substance abuse treatment program include:
- Individual and family relationship counseling
- Group therapy
- Family education and support regarding the impact of addition on the family
- Stress management education
- Assertiveness training
- Relapse prevention
- On-site recovery meetings
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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mills Health Center
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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