California Detox Centers for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Areas of the Pacific coast have been deeply impacted by methamphetamine, marijuana, alcohol and stimulants such as cocaine. Although California seems to see fewer deaths related to heroin or opioid abuse, the numbers balance out as 3 million residents of the state are currently addicted to alcohol or other drugs.

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, plenty of California detox centers are available to assist you. Wine country is known for the ease of access to alcohol, but for struggling addicts, this is a VERY bas quality of the state. We’ll help you find drug and alcohol detox centers in California that can help. Local programs are available in Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose.

Call our helpline at 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) to speak to a treatment professional that will assist you in finding and choosing the best detox center in California.

Why Choose California Detox Centers?

What’s your WHY? We hear this all the time when describing a new way of life or a new routine—WHY? WHY did you do it? What made you WANT to do it? What’s your WHY?

When it comes to choosing detox centers in California figuring out your WHY is all about YOU. Perhaps you are choosing detox because you need someone to tell you “NO” when you can’t seem to muster up the courage to say no yourself? Maybe you need help coping with physical pain and you’re not sure how without the self-medicating routine that you currently have in place?

No matter why you choose detox, the end goal is the same: To get the help you need, overcome withdrawal symptoms, feel better and begin your journey to recovery.


Drug & Alcohol Detox Statistics

  • Los Angeles county drug use trends have seen a rise in methamphetamine addiction as well as increases in the use of heroin and alcohol.
  • Non-medical use of prescription stimulants by College students is on the rise. Studies show that 61.8% of students have abused Ritalin or Adderall at least once.
  • 90% of all addictions begin in the teen years.
  • Medical and non-medical use of prescription drugs are increasingly seen as a contributing factor to early death.

Treatment Approaches

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Our helpline will ask you some simple questions and help you determine whether a particular detox center is right for you.


Caring treatment specialists will work with you to keep you comfortable during withdrawal to prepare you for recovery.


Therapy and counseling are provided to help you discover the core reasons behind your addiction and how to cope without drugs or alcohol.


Follow-up programs and continued attention to recovery assist you in maintaining a sober lifestyle following the treatment received in detox and rehab.

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How Long is California Alcohol Detox?

Although an estimated 16.6 million Americans struggle with alcohol use disorder, less than 2% get treatment in a professional environment like a detox center. California detox centers offer varied treatment program lengths that are aimed at meeting the unique needs of each type of patient. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A detox program tailored to your needs.
  • At least 7-10 days in detox.
  • A stepping stone toward rehabilitation.

The alcohol withdrawal timeline is slightly different for everyone but appears generally as follows:

  • Day 1: you begin to feel the anxiety, insomnia and confusion that comes following your last drink. This can last for up to 3 days.
  • Days 3-5 (or longer): you will feel sick, agitated and restless. Cravings will be high at this time. If you’re going to struggle with DTs, this is when they are most likely to occur.
  • Days 5-7: most symptoms should dissipate and you are ready for psychological treatment.

How Long is California Drug Detox?

Every case of addiction is unique to the user. You may require 7-10 days in a California drug detox center or you may only need 3-5 days. Some long-term drug abusers require extensive treatment times and spend more than 30 days in detox.

The amount of time you spend in drug detox will depend on:

  • Your age.
  • Your health.
  • How long you’ve been addicted.
  • What you’re addicted to.
  • Your commitment to recovery.

Call our helpline toll-free at 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) to find a California detox center near you today.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Detox Centers in CA

Deciding whether you need inpatient detox or outpatient detox can be more a matter of WANTS versus NEEDS. Most people WANT to go into outpatient detox because they believe it will be more comfortable, less invasive, etc. However, most people actually NEED inpatient detox. Here’s why:

  • Inpatient detox provides around-the-clock care that ensures your safety in case difficult or potentially dangerous symptoms of withdrawal arise during your recovery.
  • Inpatient detox is safer and more effective because it removes you from the situations that could otherwise tempt you to abuse drugs.
  • Inpatient detox guarantees that you are NOT around drugs or alcohol when cravings peak.

So who can actually go to an outpatient detox program? Only those who have strong support at home, do not suffer from highly physical addictions, and are able to say “NO” when drugs or alcohol are in front of them—if you can’t do that, choose inpatient detox instead.

Get Help Today

Are you ready to stop being and addict and start being a sober individual of society? Get help today by calling 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) to find the best California detox centers in the area. Our treatment helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you when you’re ready.

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