Since detox is the critical first step in the treatment process, it is important to put as much effort as possible into finding the right one. The following are frequently asked questions from people seeking a detox provider.
Detox is not a “one size fits all” endeavor, and needs can vary drastically from one patient to another. Our program is design to work closely with the patient and tailor a plan according to his or her needs
Our office will remain in contact with the patient and any patient chaperon or authorized support point of contact (POC), daily for the first month following discharge to answer questions, review patient status and progress. Patients should further expect a call from our office periodically over the next year, to inquire about the patient’s status of health and wellbeing
Many insurance plans may cover some of the expenditures associated with detox services, but not all programs are recognized by insurance carriers as being legitimate detox providers. In the event that the program is not covered, or that the patient is not insured, it is important to inquire as to the total cost up front and find out if any payment assistance options are available
Inflammation is a necessary part of our immune system’s response to foreign invaders—it refers to white blood cells leaving blood vessels and entering tissues. Once inside tissue such as in the intestine, white blood cells produce chemicals that help fight invaders but are also irritating to the intestinal cells. When we talk about inflammation, we are usually referring to situations when the immune system goes overboard and produces excessive amounts of these irritating chemicals.
Toxic compounds that our bodies have to deal with include natural plant components, drugs, pesticides, phthalates, PCBs, dioxane, and particulates and nitrogen oxides in the air. Most of these create reactive oxygen species (ROS)—which include free radicals, peroxide, and superoxide—that damage cells, collagen, and DNA, contributing to inflammation and aging.
The liver is our major detox organ—it transforms substances that are toxic to us into water-soluble derivatives that can be excreted in the urine. Alternatively, some substances that are toxic to the body are put into bile to be excreted in the feces. The lungs and skin are also important for detoxification, particularly in the case of air pollution.
The Clinic is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday. We are Located in Newport Beach California
Yes, The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.
Patients should plan on making time available to meet with our affiliated PhD Specialists in Psychology in private appointment, during the treatment period Day1-10. These are complementary “consultations” only available to patients during Days 1-10.
Patients should take every opportunity to explore healthy activities supporting emotional healing and consider seeking professional counsel where applicable. Some of the healthy activities previously suggested may now be more meaningful, relevant, and desired. The patient should use this period to begin to address and seek help for any potential underlying environmental, physical or emotional factor that contribute to their behavior and/or mental stability. We can provide you with contact information for further couseling.