The first step in recovery begins with detox. It’s what happens when you stop taking your substance of choice long enough for your body to clear it all out. Ask anyone who’s been through rehab and they’ll probably say it was the worst part of their recovery journey. But it’s also critical. Balboa Horizons makes it as safe and comfortable as possible with care 24 hours a day.

What to Expect

As you go through detox, you’ll be emotionally and physically vulnerable. You may want to stop and try again some other time. You might even feel anger toward the people who are trying to help you because it’s so much easier to go backward than forwards. Addiction means your body has come to prefer drugs or alcohol to its natural state. Take that away and your body will fight your mind for control. It’s not just difficult to do on your own—it’s dangerous.

But your mind is stronger than your body. Addiction will always be a team of one and we are a team of many. Our staff will let you know what to expect and provide a safe, caring environment for you to win this battle. We’ll be with you every step of the way, our 24-hour nursing staff will ensure a safe detox. When it’s over, you’ll be transitioned to one of our residential treatment facilities to continue your road to recovery.

Expert Care in a Safe Environment

Balboa Horizons treats clients withdrawing from alcohol, benzodiazepines (Klonopin, Xanax, Valium), opiates (Oxycontin, Vicodin), stimulants (meth, cocaine, ecstasy), and other harmful drugs, and works exclusively with our clients. All staff and programs at our six-bed Orange County detox are also separate and gender-specific, which studies show is more effective when treating addiction.

In addition to 24-hour support staff, the center is staffed with licensed nurses and overseen by licensed medical physicians including Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

What Sets Us Apart

We offer several benefits in our Orange County detox that help us to stand apart from the competition:

  • Medical professionals who specialize in addiction and recovery
  • From board-certified doctors and nurses who oversee detox to the licensed therapists who aid recovery, our team is there for you 24/7.
  • One-on-one care and attention
  • Our treatment philosophy recognizes that every patient is unique and deserves a personalized treatment plan.
  • All aspects of recovery under one roof
  • We handle every aspect of recovery from detox to residential therapy and outpatient treatment. We stand by our patients throughout their recovery journeys.
  • Gender-specific care
  • We allow patients to recover in an environment tailored to their needs and free from unnecessary distractions.

Contact us today for more information about detox or to arrange an admissions meeting for you or a loved one struggling with addiction.