Medical Detox Center in Ventura County

Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Treatment

Chemical Dependency involves increasing levels of both tolerance (needing more and more of a substance to get the same effect) and withdrawal (painful feelings or even serious medical symptoms when you decrease or stop). Together they make it harder and harder, and more dangerous, to break the cycle on your own. As addiction progresses, it can even seem like its grip only tightens the more you fight against it.
It takes a lot of courage to admit that you need help, but that admission is the key to success and the first step in the recovery process. When you’re ready, we’re here to provide you a friendly, safe, and comfortable place to recover. Our professional staff will help you develop and a personalized detox plan (including prescription medications, if needed), monitor you closely, and support you during the whole process.

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What Are the Benefits of a Medical Detox Center?

A drug and alcohol detox center is the first step in the addiction treatment process. It helps patients get and stay stopped in the critical, early stages when cravings are most severe and the risk of relapse is greatest. Also, as their bodies and minds start to heal, patients can learn the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional tools they will need to stay abstinent. Recovery is a skill. Motivation alone is not enough.

It can be difficult to recover from substance abuse on your own, and the detox process can be stressful. Some of the most common symptoms people experience during the detox process include fever, headaches, sweating, nausea, vomiting, depression, and anxiety. It can not only be comforting to have a medical team on staff with you as you go through the detoxing process but it can also be necessary.

Withdrawal symptoms can sometimes be severe. Treating these symptoms professionally can help you stay safe and healthy as you recover from substance abuse. Additionally, a medical detox at a professional substance abuse treatment center provides the following benefits:

  • Emotional support: A medical detox isn’t just a physically taxing process. It can also be emotionally taxing. Reward Path Recovery has experienced counselors on staff to help you through this process and to provide you with coping strategies for anxiety and depression.
  • Life-saving care: Some severe symptoms of a medical detox during substance abuse treatment can include hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and cardiac arrest. By undergoing medical detox in the presence of medical personnel, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in the best hands should your withdrawal symptoms worsen.
  • Treating co-morbid conditions: Reward Path Recovery is a dual diagnosis treatment center. That means we not only provide drug and alcohol rehab but also provide mental health treatment to those with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental disorders. During the medical detox process, withdrawal symptoms can sometimes exacerbate mental health symptoms. At Reward Path Recovery, we can provide medical care and treatment for both your withdrawal symptoms and mental health symptoms.

Reward Path Recovery is the number one center for addiction treatment Ventura County has to offer. We have years of experience providing effective and compassionate substance abuse treatment. For more information about our medical detox process or treatment services, contact Reward Path Recovery today.

Different Substances That Require the Help of a Detox Center

Any type of substance that alters your mood requires detox prior to treatment. The most common substances that patients must detox from before proceeding with treatment include:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Opiates
  • Prescription Pills
These substances are highly addictive and create a physical dependency that must be addressed before true healing can begin. With luxury detox at a holistic drug and alcohol rehab center like Reward Path Recovery patients are able to cleanse their systems and then move to a residential rehab program to heal their mind, body, and soul with the help of a combination of therapies and other treatments.

What is Medically-Assisted Detox?

There are two main types of detox available at our detox center: detox with the help of medication and without. There are positive aspects to both types of detox options, and the best solution will end up being whichever option works best for your specific situation. However, there are a few differences in these treatment methods you should be aware of.

For heavy users of specific substances, detox can be difficult. With the use of certain drugs administered by medical professionals, withdrawal symptoms can be reduced, and patients can be more easily weaned off the drug. For example, common detox medications that are frequently used include Suboxone and benzodiazepines, with other medications such as clonidine, gabapentin, trazodone, and Zofran added to address secondary physical and psychological symptoms. This is why it’s vital for medically-assisted detox to be closely monitored by experienced and licensed professionals.

Detox without the help of medications is also an option for some patients. However, this greatly depends on the type of substance involved, as well as the depth and degree of their substance abuse problem. A licensed and experienced physician can help guide you through whichever type of detox is best for you.

What is Substance Withdrawal?

Withdrawal symptoms are the specific physical reactions that your body experiences once the use of drugs or alcohol has ceased. In many cases, withdrawal symptoms can be extremely severe. It’s one of the main reasons why many patients have not had success getting sober in the past since giving up is easier than pushing through the pain of detox. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sweating, shaking, and fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Delirium tremens (DTs)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Grand mal seizures
  • Muscle tension
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks
  • Hallucinations
As you can see, these symptoms can be alarming and painful for many people. Going through detox alone is not something we would recommend. At our holistic detox center, we provide constant support and medical care for individuals who are going through the detox process. By monitoring and assisting with detox, we can ensure our patients can safely navigate through the most unpleasant parts of detox and come out feeling better and ready to continue healing

What Is Detox Like at Reward Path Recovery?

Upon arrival at our detox center, patients are assessed and guided through an intake process designed to identify specific treatment needs and detox requirements. It’s at this point that a therapist is assigned to you and they start building a relationship with you and asking you about your needs. Some questions may be asked to determine the specific details in regards to your drug or alcohol use. At this time, it’s best to be completely honest since the answers provided will help shape future treatment plans.

After a tour of the facility, patients are shown to their rooms and receive help with unpacking and making themselves comfortable. Once settled, patients then receive a full physical examination to determine any other health problems that are pertinent to recovery. Those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction may often be malnourished or dehydrated, so it’s important to start addressing these concerns prior to starting detox and treatment.

At this time,  we establish whether a patient will need a medically-assisted detox plan as symptoms of withdrawal typically begin to show after 12 hours of not using a substance. Once the physical withdrawal symptoms begin to subside, and patients are physically able, they will begin their personalized treatment plan that includes a combination of group and private therapies as well as other activities and treatments.

What Happens After the Detox Process?

Depending on the complexity of the treatment needed, medical detoxification takes anywhere from seven to thirty days. Reward Path Recovery then offers ongoing residential care that focuses on the emotional aspects of addiction after your physical body has been cleansed of substances. During this time, patients can start delving into underlying issues with the support of our 24/7 clinical staff. Our inpatient rehab program in Santa Paula offers a truly holistic recovery approach to heal your mind. By entering rehabilitation after detox, you can also learn and start practicing new behaviors and ways of thinking, arming yourself with motivation and confidence.”


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About Us

Reward Path Recovery Center is a medical detox and residential treatment center that is redefining the
industry standard and offers an alternative method for gaining freedom from addiction. The
human brain is hard-wired to repeat rewarding (pleasure inducing) behaviors; we naturally
crave more of what feels good. While this fact sadly drives chemical addiction, it can also be
repurposed to guide those afflicted back to health and safety. This is the Reward Path.

Located in the heart of Ventura County, the Baker House, built in 1898, is a whimsical, newly
renovated Queen Anne style home where you can begin your reward filled journey. Our
dedicated and diverse staff of medical doctors, licensed psychologists, and addiction disorders
counselors are highly-trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities. Each client is offered a
personalized treatment plan lovingly crafted by our team of experts. We provide a warm and
supportive healing environment where science meets the soul of recovery.


Reward Path Recovery accepts all PPO policies

Plus the following HMO/EPO's: Aetna, Cigna, Blue Shield/Magellan, Optum/United Healthcare, and Tricare West

Please contact us today and one of our friendly staff members will verify your insurance benefits for detox and residential treatment.

We also accept cash pay.


Covid-19 Update

For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are implementing new protocols for patient screening and social distancing.