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Detox Center in Ohio

Detox from drugs and alcohol can be an intense, painful, and in some cases, medically dangerous process. Hotel California by the Sea’s drug detox facilities in Ohio makes every effort to ensure that patients are detoxed safely and comfortably from drugs and alcohol. Our detox centers in Ohio are medically managed; meaning that patients are under 24/7 medical supervision, seen regularly by our on-staff doctor, and prescribed medication if necessary to manage symptoms of withdrawal. Our staff will gather substance use history, provide an initial psychosocial assessment, create a detox outline, and provide an aftercare program.


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Hotel California by the Sea’s detox centers in Cincinnati, Ohio is only a 6-bed facility, ensuring that each patient receives the necessary attention and care throughout the detox process. We are located in the Blue Ash area of Cincinnati and our detox program is facilitated in a peaceful, home setting – perfect for clients to start their sobriety journey. 

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Patients suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD) often have different symptoms and require different types of treatment than patients suffering from substance use disorders (SUD). Our detox center in Cincinnati, Ohio tailors treatment to each individual client.

What is Drug and Alcohol detox?

Detoxing from addictive drugs and alcohol can be difficult without the professional assistance of a certified drug and alcohol rehab program. Our inpatient drug detox program in the Cincinnati area, helps patients safely and efficiently detox from drugs, alcohol and other addictive substances. 

Recovering from substance abuse is a multi-step process where detoxing at an inpatient drug rehab facility is the first step. Depending on each patient and each situation, detoxing from drugs and alcohol can also be a dangerous process where remaining under the care of a professional facility can help prevent severe detox symptoms, cravings and even relapse. 

Detox is the medical and methodical process of ridding the body of harmful substances and toxins. We offer a safe and comfortable environment where patients are carefully monitored physically and mentally while they are still in a vulnerable state. It is the most at-risk phase in the recovery process and it is crucial to have a supportive team of medical and clinical professionals available 24/7. 

At our facilities, the detoxification process consists of an initial assessment of the patient’s medical and psychological condition. Once a diagnosis has been made, medical physicians and clinical rehab professionals create a drug and alcohol detox plan for the elimination of mind-altering substances from the body.

Effective Drug and Alcohol detox methods

Detoxing from drugs, alcohol and other mind-altering substances can be very difficult and should be done under the guidance and safety of an experienced rehab program. In addition to traditional methods of substance withdrawal, patients may require other techniques and approaches including the usage of approved medications to help with the discomforts of detox as well as drug tapering, to help the body and mind slowly adjust to life without the dependence of substances. 


Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a form of substance detox and withdrawal management. Often, patients detoxing from harmful and addictive substances experience both physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can cover anything from loss of sleep, physical shaking and tremors, deep feelings of depression and more. Excessive drug usage can alter brain functions as well as other organ functions. If the body is suddenly unable to intake the substances, the brain and organs might not be able to properly do its job. In order to maintain the safety and well-being of our patients, the medical team will use approved medications in order to combat the pain and discomfort during the detox process.  

Drug Tapering 

Drug tapering is a form of substance detox in which the patient is gradually taken off the addictive substance through a slight decrease in dosage. This is done until the body is completely free of the harmful and addictive substance. With this process, medical rehab professionals carefully monitor patients. The gradual process of drug removal is to help ease the discomforts of detoxing and allow the body to slowly adjust to functioning without drugs and alcohol.

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Drug Detox Facilities in Ohio

Clients detoxing from different drugs and prescriptions can have various symptoms. 

Signs of Drug withdrawal:  

  • Painful muscle aches
  • Anxiety
  • Severe Nausea
  • Paranoia
  • Agitation
  • Clammy Skin
  • Shakiness

Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms often occur during the initial phase of substance detox. Symptoms are usually very uncomfortable and can be painful and dangerous. Our Cincinnati drug & alcohol detox program at Hotel California by the Sea Ohio aims to successfully eliminate harmful mind-altering substances from the body under safe and painless conditions. To combat these symptoms, patients are often recommended medication treatments through taper medication management or comfort medication management. Both methods can help treat severe withdrawal symptoms such as acute withdrawal syndrome and delirium tremens. 

Cincinnati Alcohol Detox

Detoxing from alcohol can be very dangerous. At Hotel California by the Sea Cincinnati alcohol detox, our first priority is a client’s safety and well-being. 

Signs of Alcohol withdrawal: 

  • Shaky hands
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting 
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Agitation
  • Delirium Tremens (DT) is an extreme withdrawal condition that usually occurs in patients with severe alcohol addictions. DT can occur within 2-3 days after a person has stopped consuming alcohol and can cause hallucinations, hypersensitivity to sound and light, intense emotional distress, fever, and in some cases seizures. 

In this extreme case, patients often require hospital or clinical care. Patients undergoing detox from severe alcohol addiction are the most susceptible to experiencing DT.

The Drug and Alcohol Detox Timeline

The drug and alcohol detox timeline can vary greatly depending on many factors. Some of these factors include; the severity of the addiction, how long the individual has been using the substance, what kind of substances, and any history of other medical conditions. At our detox center in Ohio, detox generally lasts for about a week depending on the needs of the patient and their mental and physical ability to undergo the process. 

First 12 hours

The first 12 hours of detox are some of the most crucial. Patients will start to experience mild withdrawal symptoms such as sweating and nausea, irritability and at times, mild tremors. The first signs of symptoms can occur as soon as six hours after the initial detox. 

1-3 days

During this phase, withdrawal symptoms will begin to increase with intensity. Physical symptoms such as increased blood pressure and rapid heart rate, along with abnormal breathing patterns can then begin to trigger more emotional stressors. 

1 week

Acute symptoms typically lessen on day 4 and continue to diminish over the next few days. Clients with severe addictions may need a longer detox- up to 10 days. 


Before discharging from our Ohio detox center, medical professionals will assess the patient’s emotional and physical state of health. Once the patient has completed the initial detox, residential inpatient treatment services will be the next level of care. During this vulnerable stage, patients will begin undertaking intense therapeutic methods to begin treating any psychological and mental health conditions that often occur alongside addiction. 

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Intake process at our Detox Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

Detox is the first step in the journey to long-term recovery. The detox process is generally categorized into three major phases. Our experienced clinical team will be there to guide each patient every step of the process. Our detox center in Cincinnati, Ohio believes in creating custom plans to fit the needs of each of our patients. There is no one size fits all when it comes to substance abuse treatment


Upon entrance into our alcohol & drug detox facilities in Ohio, a full physical and psychological assessment of the patient is made. The biopsychosocial assessment is performed by medical physicians and clinical psychiatrists, where factors such as current physical and mental health condition, history of drug usage and as well as family history of drug and mental health issues are taken into consideration. After the BPS assessment, together with the patient, the rehab medical care team creates an individualized comprehensive treatment plan. 


Depending on each patient’s treatment care plan, medication may be recommended to help with the initial detox.  Medications used during detox and throughout the rehab process are approved by our on staff physician, to effectively and successfully assist in drug and alcohol withdrawal management.  Medication can also help target any co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and trauma.


Once a patient’s severe symptoms of withdrawal have subsided our team will continue to monitor until the client is ready for the next phase of their sobriety.  Drug and alcohol detox is only the beginning of a lifelong process of recovery. Patients are still very sensitive during this phase of treatment. Inpatient treatment is highly recommended after detox to address deeper aspects of the addiction. In order to fully recover, a well-rounded treatment plan including detox, group support and different therapies will help patients combat cravings, relapses and negative thoughts and behaviors that hinder the success of long-term sobriety. 

Ohio’s Detox Center at Hotel California by the Sea Cincinnati

At our detox center, we believe in one on one care for all of our patients. Our intensive detox program offers around the clock supervision and options and access to medication assistance treatment if needed. Our Cincinnati alcohol detox and drug detox utilizes the best evidenced-based treatment methods along with individualized care to ensure a safe and comfortable detox.

The convenient location of our Blue Ash- Cincinnati, Ohio inpatient detox facility allows for individuals from across the state seeking addiction recovery services, to access the help they need. Our patients are under the critical care of certified medical physicians, psychologists and essential treatment care providers who will work with each patient for the duration of the rehab process. We work with you to implement the interventions you will need to progress through the initial phase of detox as your cravings and withdrawal symptoms slowly begin to diminish. Joining our program will ensure that you advance through and overcome the detox and withdrawal process safely, comfortably and with dignity.

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At Hotel California by the Sea Ohio, we are here to help you live a happy and healthy life without dependence on drugs and alcohol. Our patients have access to 24/7 care, a comprehensive clinical team including medical professionals and case managers, and to continuing care with our inpatient and outpatient programs. Call our admissions team today to learn more about how you can take your life back.  More often than not, insurance will pay the majority of one’s addiction treatment at HCBTS. We have a dedicated admission and billing team that will help you get the help you need. All consultations are confidential. 

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