Alcohol Detox in Costa Mesa, CA

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Alcohol detox is the first step towards lasting recovery. Trying to detox on your own at home is not safe and can cause major withdrawal complications including death. Call us today to learn about our top-rated Costa Mesa alcohol detox program. 

How long have you been trying to quit alcohol on your own? How many times have you tried and failed? For most of us with an alcoholism problem, we try and fail to quit on our own time and time again. Mostly because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be extremely painful and even life-threatening. You may feel hopeless and stuck in an endless cycle of alcohol addiction because you keep trying to quit the drink, but are struggling with accountability and self rationalizing use. 

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Most recovering alcoholics will tell you that they didn’t recover by themselves – they had to seek professional help from a alcohol detox center and surround themselves with a support group who truly understands them and holds them accountable. As a top-rated Alcohol detox in Costa Mesa, CA, you can find quality treatment near you, today!

Our Alcohol Addiction Treatment Pledge

Our alcohol detox pledge

Beginnings Treatment Centers may not be your first treatment center but we can be your last.  Unfortunately, some people do relapse after completing treatment. Typically it’s because they stopped following the aftercare program we custom-tailored for them. We feel so strongly in the foundation we provide in our 90-day treatment program that we offer 30 days of complimentary treatment.

Please don’t look at this as just 30 days of free treatment – it’s much more than that. Since we have already spent 90 days getting to know and treating the client we have built a mutual level of trust and understanding.  This unique bond allows us to focus on what caused the relapse. We are not reinventing the wheel. Our clinical records and staff notes allow us to get down to causes and conditions that precipitated the relapse.

People ask why we would offer this pledge. It’s simple – we want you to succeed in maintaining long term recovery. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients. We hold a regular Alumni meeting at our facility. Prior clients with 90 days to over 10 years of sobriety regularly attend these meetings.

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Why You Need Alcohol Detox in Costa Mesa, CA

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Alcoholism and Drug addiction is a disease. It requires different treatment methods both externally and internally to achieve remission from it. Some people may tell you they’ve been successful quitting drug use on their own, but that is the exception, not the norm. Most addicts who achieve in long-term sobriety are able to do so with quality treatment and the help of highly credentialed professionals who are knowledgeable about alcohol detox.

alcoholism is a complex disease. It affects your brain chemistry, and your sheer will power. The moments of clarity we get are not enough to stop drinking or using. When a person becomes used to and addicted to drinking alcohol, the chemistry in your brain changes over time to make it nearly impossible to stop using without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. When an addict takes their drug of choice, their brain releases dopamine, which is a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Over time, your tolerance also increases leading to increased amounts of use, and in some cases needing to use to feel normal.

Does Costa Mesa Alcohol Detox Actually Work For Alcoholism?

While there are many options for alcohol detox in Costa Mesa, there is no one-size-fits all solution. At Beginnings Treatment Centers, a top-rated drug and alcohol detox program in Costa Mesa, we offer a custom detox program for every single person who comes to our facility. Detox or detoxification is the process of safely and systematically withdrawing from a substance such as drugs or alcohol. For many, it’s an important first step in recovery, allowing the body to withdraw from potentially dangerous substances without risking hospitalization. To fully recover from alcoholism, there are only two real options. In a treatment center, or in jail. For so many, trying to quit alcohol on their own leads to relapses, binges, and horrifying withdrawal symptoms. 

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Stages of Alcohol Detox

Beginnings Treatment focuses on offering personalized care in our drug and alcohol detox programs.

That’s why we offer a full-service solution, from detox to aftercare, with a full range of options to suit every need. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and offer the best chance of recovery for every individual.


The intake process at Beginnings Treatment includes a multi-step process, starting with an initial intake. You’ll also receive a physical and psychological assessment, which we will use to create an initial custom alcohol treatment plan. This plan will include considerations such as preferred treatment type, dual-diagnosis, history of substance abuse, level of abuse, behavior, and so on, so we can ensure you receive the best possible care for your unique situation.


Beginnings Treatment offers a full medical detox program right in our Orange County alcohol rehab center. Our medical detox team is led by Dr. Alejandro Alva, who oversees the process to ensure the safety and comfort of each patient. This is crucial, because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe and even dangerous.

Most patients will experience the following timeline in detox:

Initial Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal begins over the first 2-12 hours, where patients begin to sweat, shake, experience headaches, and may become anxious and nauseous.

Early Detox

Symptoms worsen over the first 48 hours, with a risk of seizures, hallucinations, tremors, and extreme agitation. Patients must be monitored during this stage to ensure their safety and to prevent potentially dangerous side-effects or complications such as Delirium tremens.


Symptoms typically plateau after the first 48 hours and will slowly begin to abate over the next 4-6 days.

Your alcohol detox schedule will be determined by length of abuse, volume of abuse, and personal health factors such as body-type, metabolism, age, gender, and susceptibility. In some cases, you will be prescribed medication to reduce side-effects, reduce seizures, and reduce the risk of complications.

We accept a wide variety of different insurance plans.

Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Detox

In most cases, drug and alcohol withdrawal starts between 4 and 48 hours after your final dose, which will be followed by 3-4 days of symptoms of increasing severity, followed by a plateau and a gradual decline in symptoms. The decline phase can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on the substance, your metabolism, and duration of abuse.

Withdrawal symptoms begin at different points depending on the substance and duration of use:


Benzodiazepines vary quite a bit in longevity and withdrawal, with most experiencing a withdrawal phase within a few hours of the last dose. In some cases, drug withdrawal may last for up to 4 weeks.

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Opioid drugs typically induce withdrawal within 6-12 hours, lasting for 7 or more days before subsiding. Users on long-acting opioids such as OxyContin may not experience withdrawal symptoms for 2-4 days after the final dose, but detox will last longer. The severity of opioid withdrawal will depend on the severity of your addiction.

  • Heroin – Heroin is an extremely popular opioid, typically abused recreationally and as a substitute for prescription pain pills. Withdrawal symptoms typically start after 6-12 hours depending on the duration of use, peaking after 1-3 days, and gradually declining over the next week. In some cases, symptoms can last as long as several months after the final dose.

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Alcohol has a 3-part withdrawal process, typically beginning 6-12 hours after the final drink. Symptoms quickly escalate, with most users reaching stage 2 of withdrawal within 24-72 hours. Symptoms peak at stage 3 after 72 hours, where users are most at risk of seizures, hallucinations, and psychosis. With treatment, symptoms taper off after about a week, but may last several weeks without treatment.

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Withdrawal from amphetamines and other stimulant drugs typically begins rapidly, generally within a few hours of the final dose. However, symptoms also vanish quickly, and most amphetamine detox periods will be over within a few days.

  • Methamphetamine – Methamphetamine is a synthetic amphetamine, commonly abused recreationally. This drug has a 3-part withdrawal phase, with a crash starting anywhere from a few hours to a few days after the final dose. Most withdrawal symptoms will be gone within 2 weeks.


Cocaine is a stimulant drug with a low withdrawal profile, allowing many people to detox in an outpatient setting. In most cases, withdrawal symptoms will kick in within the first 90 minutes after your last dose of cocaine, after which they will escalate for 1-3 days, and then gradually diminish over about a week.

During the detox period from drugs or alcohol, you may experience addiction withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Insomnia or restless sleep
  • Tremors or shaking and sometimes seizures
  • Short term concentration and memory problems
  • Mood swings and anxiety
  • General malaise or cold and flu symptoms
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heart palpitations or arrhythmia
  • Muscle pain

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Finding the Best Costa Mesa Alcohol Detox Center Near You

When you are ready to fully take control of your life, it is not just detoxing from alcohol, but learning to deal with the habits and underlying issues that led you to self coping in the first place. This is precisely why going to a alcohol detox center is not just your best option, but your only option if you want long-term recovery. Your recovery from alcoholism will not be easy, but it will be easier and you’ll be given a clear roadmap to follow for success. You will have the support you need to get through the tough road ahead. If you’re struggling with underlying mental health problems, as a dual diagnosis specialty treatment center, we focus on healing these issues in healthy and productive ways. Trust that our staff and amazing alumni will carry you through what you are going through.

Custom Treatment Plans

From the moment you walk in the door, the Beginnings Team works to learn about you, your history of alcohol abuse, your personality, your problems, past trauma, your mental health, and your triggers. We use this data to build a treatment plan around you, to treat your issues, and your unique problems to offer the best possible treatment.


Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous. Our medical team will sometimes prescribe medications to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, to lessen seizures, and to improve patient comfort. In some cases, medication may also be prescribed to help patients stop alcohol usage or as maintenance therapy to prevent relapse. These typically include:

  • Benzodiazepines to reduce or prevent seizures
  • Disulfiram to prevent relapse
  • Acamprosate to manage cravings

In some cases, patients may detox and withdraw completely unassisted. In others, our medical team will recommend assistance depending on your history, treatment type, and health.


Each of our patients receives one-on-one as well as group counseling. Here, you discuss problems, possible solutions, and reactions with a trained counselor, giving yourself the opportunity to learn, grow, and understand your own behavior, choices, and reactions. Your counselor will walk you through the emotional and cognitive steps to making the right choices to be happy and healthy.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an important aspect of alcohol addiction treatment, because it allows you to learn about others, meet your peers, and step out of your own ego. Here, you receive regular (sometimes daily) therapy designed to help you tackle issues as a group, to create social motivation, and to help you share with others.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy including cognitive behavioral therapy is among the most recognized and accepted forms of treatment for alcohol addiction. Here, our goal is to help patients recognize and move past the behaviors and behavioral responses contributing to and/or responsible for addiction. This includes comprehensive time spent with a therapist to identify the root-cause of problems, to recognize stress and emotions, and to identify thoughts and behavior patterns contributing to unwanted behavior such as drinking. Behavioral therapy also focuses on helping you to create new behavior patterns, learn coping skills, and improve how you react to negative behavior patterns.

We accept a wide variety of different insurance plans.

Paying For Alcohol Detox in Costa Mesa

If you or a loved one is ready to take the steps to get treatment for alcohol abuse disorder, the team at Beginnings Treatment is here to help.

As you are deciding if we are the best alcohol detox facility for you, it’s important that you understand the financial investment of paying for treatment. Depending on your age or company you work for, you may have an insurance policy through your job or under your parents that can cover all or most of the costs of treatment.

Most treatment centers, including use at Beginnings, accept most PPO insurance policies from providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, UMR, Anthem, and United Health Care. If you are unsure of your policy coverage, you can fill out this helpful insurance verification form, or call us directly to receive guidance on your options.

Getting Into a Top Rated Alcohol Detox Center is the first and most crucial step on your way to recovery.

At Beginnings Treatment, you can get that care in our beautiful Costa Mesa location.

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